Student Support

We have a large support network available for all students who may need extra help in certain areas including financial, careers, work experience, pastoral and learning support. We also have a qualified counsellor here to listen and provide a confidential service and help students with personal and emotional problems that are preventing them from getting the most out of college.

You will have your own progress tutor who will be able to focus on your particular needs, giving you help, advice and encouragement to make sure you are progressing as you should. You will meet on a regular basis to discuss any issues you feel are important. There are subject reviews each year and consultation evenings for you and your parents to discuss your progress. You will also receive help through the tutorial programme where you will meet with your tutor weekly to gain appropriate knowledge and practical issues which affect you, for example, help with studying, time management, careers and financial matters.

Progress Tutors

You will have your own progress tutor who is able to focus on your particular needs, giving you help, advice and encouragement to make sure you are progressing as you should. You meet on a regular basis to discuss any issues you feel are important. There are subject reviews each year and consultation evenings for you and your parents to discuss your progress. You also receive help through the tutorial programme, where you meet with your tutor weekly to gain appropriate knowledge, skills and practical help to guide you through your courses, broaden your awareness and prepare you for the future.

Careers Guidance

Careers guidance is your passport to the future. We have highly experienced, specialist advisors who, together with your progress tutor, help you make the right choice for your future.

At college there will be opportunities to take part in events such as the Higher Education Fair, the Apprenticeship Fair, educational and employer visits and a whole range of opportunities organized through our extensive work experience programme. Whatever your ultimate destination we can help you get there.

Make an appointment with the college’s Careers Advisor.

Find out more.

Learning Support

As well as the help you receive from your subject teachers and progress tutors, we also offer additional support when you need it to help you complete your studies successfully. If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability our experienced team is able to support with, for example, dyslexia, dyspraxia, physical disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment or English as a second language. The support we offer is designed to provide all individuals with what they need to succeed on their chosen course. This may include one-to-one support, British Sign Language communicators, personal care, equipment and resources, assessment and exam arrangements.

Additionally, we can offer more practical help in organisation and time management. Make sure that you discuss any support needs at your college interview and we will begin to put things in place for when you start your studies with us.

SEN local offer

Prior Pursglove College is an open access college; we pride ourselves on always finding a course for anyone who applies to us regardless of age or ability, dependant on suitability, funding restrictions and course availability.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment where students can thrive and reach their potential.  The college welcomes applications from all, regardless of prior achievement, and is committed to providing appropriate resources, facilities and services to enable all students to be successful. You can download our SEN local offer here.

Access the Local Offer website where you will find information and advice about services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Redcar and Cleveland.

Counselling Service

Students can sometimes have problems for which they need confidential help and support, such as personal or stress-related issues or they may just need help to make the right choice. If you have a problem, don’t be afraid to ask, we can help you no matter how big or small the problem is.

Equal Opportunities

Here at Prior Pursglove College, staff play an important role in safeguarding the welfare of our students. The college has a Child Protection Policy to ensure that the welfare of the student is always placed at the centre of our activities.

We are also aware of our responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act and will make sure that students with a disability are not disadvantaged or treated less favourably than other students who are not disabled.

We aim to treat everyone equally and with respect, regardless of differences in culture, ability, race, gender, age, sexual orientation or social class. Copies of our Equality and Diversity Schemes are available on our website or can be sent out on request.

Further Information

  • High Flyers Programme

    Aristotle once said: “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” With this in mind Prior Pursglove College can help you achieve your aims. Our students have a long history […]

  • Financial Support

    The College receives funding from the Government to support young people who need financial support in order to continue in further education. If you are a UK citizen or continuous resident in the UK for the last 3 years before the start of the course, and are pursuing or intend to pursue a full or part […]