Our transition offer to you
All new students due to start in September and all existing students with Education Health and Care Plans on mainstream courses, who have declared a learning support need will receive the following:
You, or someone who is helping you with your application, can request further information or a discussion around your support needs.
Where possible you, and those supporting you, will be given the chance to visit your campus over the summer period. You will be directed to the virtual transition information to find out more about our buildings and services.
If you need to talk to someone about Transition, simply email our Transition Team Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Attending college will be different than what I am used to. This is because of the COVID-19 virus. To stay safe, we must stay 2 metres apart from each other. This will reduce the risk of the virus spreading. We must also wash our hands often, for at least 20 seconds, and especially after using the toilet or before we eat.
Over the summer I was given a timeline of what I needed to do and when. I was given information about my courses and who my tutors will be. I was given a contact phone number of an adult who will be my key-person. This person will answer questions or talk about any worries I have about college.
Before starting at college, I was offered a tour with a member of staff to show me my classroom and other areas.
Some things may look different to before. There will be a one-way system in place. The reception will have a Perspex screen with the staff behind it. Some of the staff and students may be wearing masks - this does not mean that they are ill, but it is just for protection.
All these changes may make me feel uncomfortable at first. But this feeling will go away. It will feel good to be back in a routine."
My name’s Jack and I study Level 2 Art & Design at East Sussex College Hastings.
Hospitality & Catering student
My name’s Ewan and I’ve completed the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills and level 2 certificate in general and beverage services skills.
Coming to college, I was most looking forward to making new friends and learning new skills
After leaving secondary school seven years ago, I felt excited and nervous about starting a BTEC level 1 course at college.
For those new students with EHCPs, and other complex issues, such as medical needs, in addition to the support provided at the universal level, we will:
For those students with the most complex needs, in addition to the support provided at the targeted level, we will:
If you require more information about our offer to young people with SEND, then please read our local offer here.
Students (or their families) who are in receipt of eligible benefits or have a low income, and are studying a course that leads to a government funded qualification, may be eligible for an award from the discretionary Bursary Fund towards the cost of travel, compulsory visits and equipment/materials needed for their course. Eligibility criteria will apply.