General FAQs

Courses FAQs

  • How many days per week will my son or daughter be in College?

    All our courses are full time and involve a commitment of at least 20 hours per week, typically over 4 days. Many students add to the course with the study of English and/or Maths as well as selecting from our broad range of enrichment opportunities.

    Our apprentices usually receive training on a day-release basis, i.e., one day at College and four days with an employer, however some Apprenticeships are all work-based.

  • What if my son or daughter doesn’t do as well as expected with their GCSEs?

    When your son or daughter comes into College to enrol, we will sit down with them and look at their results. If they have not achieved the entry requirements for the study programme they applied to, we will discuss alternative choices with them and offer appropriate Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG). Regardless we will have a course for every student no matter the grades.

  • We live out of the Shrewsbury Area, will there be any help with transport costs?

    Yes, if you live in the Bridgnorth/Telford area; Llanidloes/Newtown/Welshpool/Oswestry area; Wrexham/Whitchurch/Market Drayton/Shawbury or Newport/High Ercall/Roden area, you may be entitled to apply for a Shropshire Council or Arriva Bus Pass (Dependant on your financial circumstances). Please use the following link to SCL Education’s bursary policy here.

  • What happens if my son/daughter requires additional learning support?

    All students complete an initial assessment before starting their programme, which will help us, and them, identify any learning support requirements they might have.

    If you are able to make us aware of any additional support requirements prior to them starting College, this will enable us to put any support measures or specialist equipment in place from their first day.

  • How can I be sure my son or daughter is doing enough work to pass the course?

    Throughout the year we’ll be holding progression evenings, informing parents of individual students progress. These events will provide students and parents an opportunity to engage with our tutors and ask questions around grades and behaviour. A calendar will be circulated among parents and students throughout the year.

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