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Support and Guidance

Personal Progress Tutors

All students are assigned to a Personal Progress Tutor, who will monitor their academic progress and support the student throughout their time at Joseph Chamberlain College. Your tutor will have an overview of your academic and personal development to ensure you are achieving academically and meet you for weekly group tutorials and regular one-to-one sessions as part of the College progress monitoring process. See the Personal Progress Tutors page for contact details.

Careers Advisor

All students have access to impartial, one-to-one careers advice. We have a Careers Advisor based within the College, with whom you can discuss future plans, what to study at university or get advice in finding employment or training. See the Careers page for more.

Work Experience

Our work experience team will help you find placements in a number of different areas and industries. Placements are available to all students throughout the year and we encourage all students to gain some work experience during their time with us. See the Work Experience page for more.

Academic Mentoring

• Academic skills workshops
• Support students, one-to-one and in groups
• Offer academic advice, including UCAS application guidance

Counselling Team

In addition to your Personal Progress Tutor, all students can be referred to a free, confidential counselling service if necessary. There are also a number of trained Mental Health First Aiders onsite at all times.

Student Finance Team

Depending on individual circumstances, some students aged 19 or under may be able to apply for financial assistance. Available support includes our Student Finance Bursary Scheme and Free Meals schemes, open to those with a low family income. Special Bursaries are available to students who are either in, or have just left, council care (i.e. cared for by social services), or are currently claiming benefits in their own name. For more information, see the Student Finance page.

Links with Birmingham Social Services

The College will refer any concerns that a young person might be at risk of significant harm to Birmingham Social Services. All staff have a duty to safeguard children and a responsibility for the active protection of children from harm. All teachers and support staff receive appropriate training so that they can carry out this duty as required.

You can read our full Safeguarding Policy here.

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