Strong pastoral care, support and guidance are extremely important in contributing to students’ success. Your pastoral mentor will offer advice and guidance to help you settle in quickly and enjoy your time with us. You will have a weekly group session with your pastoral mentor where you will cover the pastoral curriculum, a programme of sessions that covers topics such as careers advice and guidance, mental/physical wellbeing and life skills, such as personal finance, to prepare for your life after college. You will also have one-to-one meetings to discuss your academic progress, personal development, and agree individual improvement targets. Your pastoral mentor will also help you to make the right decisions about career choices and applications for higher education or employment with training.
We have a large team of dedicated staff who provide additional support to students who have special educational needs and/or disabilities which may affect their learning. There is also a counselling service that provides emotional support. We will work together with you to ensure you have all the help you need to make your time studying with us a success. For more information regarding the additional learning support we offer, please visit our page here.
Careers and education information, advice and guidance
Our Futures Team are experienced careers advisers who help you to progress successfully to your chosen next step. They can also help you gain valuable work experience to support your career plans. For more information regarding careers, visit our careers page here. For more information regarding work experience, visit our page here.
The FYi is the college’s library and learning resource centre. Our Study Advisers will help you find all the books and web resources you need for reading and research. With over 10,000 books in the library, there’s sure to be something to get you started on your next reading adventure. For more information regarding our resource centre, please visit our Fyi page here.
Transport and financial support
Blackpool Sixth offers an extensive range of support to students to help with transport costs and general financial help.
For more information regarding the financial support we offer, please visit our page here.
For more information regarding the transport support we offer, please visit our page here.