Outstanding advice and guidance

The quality of our information, advice and guidance work has achieved national accreditation by meeting the Matrix standards. Ofsted highlighted the outstanding quality of this work in their inspection report in 2014.

"Students receive outstanding information and advice which enables them to make well-informed choices before they start college and during their study programme."

Ofsted, 2014

Choosing the right course

Our staff will help you choose the courses that are right for you and they will help you complete your studies successfully. 

Your choice of course may be influenced by your future study and career plans; by your abilities, qualifications and experience; by your interests and your preferred style of learning. You might also need information and advice on a range of other issues including financial advice or study support.

Whether you are interested in A Levels, vocational courses, Apprenticeships, university level courses or adult courses, our expert staff will guide and support you as your make this important decision. Get the right information and advice for you.

Supporting our students

We value and support all of our students as individuals and will help you reach your potential, academically and personally. We expect you to work hard and we will work hard to support you.

Personal Tutors play an important role in this, as do expert subject teachers and specialist support staff. Support is available with study skills, additional learning needs, university and career plans, a wide range of health and social issues and for students who are gifted academically and musically. Find out more about our support for students.

"Pastoral and academic support and guidance as well as careers advice and guidance are outstanding."

Ofsted, 2014.