Peter Symonds College

INFORMATION & GUIDANCE

Further information about each course is available via an information sheet called a course outline, this contains the following information:

  • name of the tutor
  • location of the course
  • at whom the course is aimed
  • the aims of the course
  • what you will be able to do by the end of the course
  • activities/ tasks which will be covered during the course
  • any previous knowledge which may be required
  • any useful preparation before the course starts
  • materials which may be required and other costs

The course outlines can be located on our website via the course directory. Alternatively please contact Reception to request a copy. If you require advice to help you decide which of our courses is most appropriate for you please contact Reception and ask to be connected to your chosen subject area Curriculum Head. Alternatively you could visit https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or http://www.hotcourses.com/

Further information on Accommodation, Financial Support & Employment for HE students

  • Accommodation – most students commute to our courses as they are run on an afternoon and an evening making all taught sessions on the same day. The college has no accommodation for higher education students, there are many providers of private accommodation in Winchester and rental of a typical 2 bed flat will cost anything from £750 per month upwards.
  • Additional Financial Support – The policy of the college is to provide affordable higher education qualifications for everyone. Since the fees we charge are below £6,500 per annum we do not have any additional financial support in the form of bursaries etc. For the academic year 2013/14 we dohave a small number of scholarships under the National Scholarship Programme; more details regarding eligibility available via the Fees & Costs section.
  • Employment – Many of our students are already employed in an occupation relevant to their chosen career path when they start their degree and those that are not often find relevant employment whilst studying. All our degrees have been designed with a contemporary modern edge and involve an element of personal development planning to develop the skills which employers state they want such as teamwork, creative thinking, time management, critical thinking, reflection and evaluation to name but a few!

Advice

If students require more help to decide which College course is appropriate for them, the Adult & Higher Education division of the College offers an advice service for:

  • Access to HE .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Nicky Morris
  • Adult Study Support .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... Suzanne Luchford
  • Beauty / Complementary Therapies .. .. .. .. .. .. Sarah Thomas
  • Management FdA, Business& Insurance.... .. .. Alex Day
  • Childcare/Adult Care... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. Paula Baker
  • Counselling. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. Lisa Mathurin
  • Hairdressing & Barbering.. .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Sharron Radford
  • Languages .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Sofie Van Der Veen
  • Leisure Courses .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Demelsa Healey
  • Teacher Training.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Siggi Narang

Additional Assistance:

  • Literacy - Jill Therkelsen
  • Numeracy - Mary Townend
  • ESOL -Janet Quantick
  • Student Finance(course fee remission, student loans, course support funds, childcare support) -Marianne Geach

The appropriate Head will contact students within 5 working days. If appropriate an appointment will be made to speak confidentially with one of them. All records of such interviews are confidential. Staff offering information and advice are all competent to the level at which they are working.

Guidance

For helpful advice on Planning your career, Getting a job, Improving your career through learning, Advice and funding go to https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or phone 0800 100 900. The National Careers Service is a publicly funded service, helping adults get the advice they need for future skills, careers, work and life choices.

Feedback

We welcome your comments. Feedback sheets are available at outreach centres or in the Reception lobby area at Stoney Lane in the AHEd Division. We are always keen to improve and regularly evaluate our service. We monitor the comments received (which can be anonymous) and refer them when making improvements in the advice and information offered. If you need to speak to a member of staff, the receptionist will either connect you directly or leave a message for the appropriate person who will contact you within 5 working days, except in exceptional circumstances when the situation will be made clear to you.