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 tutorial session with your Pastoral Mentor and there are also regular 1:1 meetings, where individual targets are set and reviewed. Your pastoral mentor will also help you to make the right decisions about career choices and applications for higher education or employment, as well as offering the Life Links Programme that aims to provide support and guidance through your time at Blackpool Sixth and prepare you for life after college.
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.
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.
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.
Transport and financial support
Blackpool Sixth offers an extensive range of support to students to help with transport costs and general financial help.