Help & Support

You’ll find that the College has a completely different atmosphere to school. We’ll always treat you like an adult, which includes offering a wide range of activities and giving you as much help and support as you need to achieve your goals.

Tameside College Students

General Help and Advice

Whether they’re big or small, sometimes we all face problems and issues. If that’s the case, Student Services will help you deal with them, including advice on financial matters, accommodation, health and welfare.

Careers Advice and Help with Your Next Step

Qualified advisers will provide you with all the guidance and support you need, whether your next step is university, college or employment.

The personal touch

All students are given a personal tutor, who will first of all make sure you are on the right course and then help you settle in. During your time at college they will also review your progress, help you fulfil your potential and assist with choosing your next move.

Additional Learning Support (ALS)

All programme areas have their own team of Additional Learning Support tutors who will work with you to help you achieve your learning goals. You may want to access support if:

  • You need help with reading, writing, language or maths
  • You need help when you are doing coursework
  • You need help with study skills
  • You have a learning difficulty or disability
  • You have a hearing or visual impairment
  • You need emotional and behavioural support
  • You have a physical disability

Our ALS tutors will work closely with your tutors to:

  • Assess your needs
  • Deliver your support in or out of class
  • Organise the loan of specialist equipment and software
  • Organise specialist support from the Dyslexia Tutor, Behaviour Mentor or Deaf Support team
  • Arrange exam help such as additional time, a reader or a scribe

You can tell us about your ALS needs on the application form, discuss them at your interview or bring them up at any point throughout the year.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills English and Maths are the skills we all need to confidently carry out everyday life tasks. As part of your course we will help you to develop these essential skills to make it easier to move into employment or progress to the next level in education. We do this through both taught sessions that help you improve your Maths and English, as well as embedded learning within your main course.

Whatever course you choose, you’ll develop the range of skills needed to achieve your future goals.

Preparing for life after college

The help we offer extends to more than just your time here with us. Our qualified careers advisers will provide you with all the advice, guidance and support you need, whether your next step is university, college or employment.