Support

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Safeguarding

We acknowledge our duties and responsibilities to make sure that learners are protected from harm and that they should be given the opportunity to gain the maximum benefit possible from high quality education and training opportunities. You can learn more about safeguarding on our website.

Wellbeing Support

At Coleg Gwent, your safety and welfare are really important to us. So we’ll make sure you’re safe in college and on work placements, protect you from abuse, neglect, bullying and harassment, and we’ll provide support with personal difficulties. Find out more about our confidential counselling and chaplaincy services we have in place to support you on our website.

Personal Tutors

As a full time student you will have your very own personal tutor who will meet with you to review your academic progress, provide support, offer guidance and encouragement to ensure that you successfully complete all aspects of your course. In addition to looking after your general welfare and becoming someone you can trust and rely on, they will also prepare you for you next steps at college, university or employment.

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Skills Development

At Coleg Gwent, all full time learners benefit from an enrichment programme to support the development of employability skills which forms part of your course. For more information about the new Skills Challenge Certificate from WJEC, visit: the website.

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Support for Additional Learning Needs

We’re here to help everyone learn and be the best they can be. If you have a learning difficulty and/or a disability, we can provide lots of support. This could include:

  • - In-class or out-of-class support from an Additional Support Assistant
  • - Extra sessions for help with assignments and coursework
  • - Help from a Communication Support Worker (for deaf students)
  • - Quieter spaces
  • - Use of accessibility software including initial training
  • - Exam access arrangements

If you need this sort of support, simply talk to your Personal Tutor or contact the Additional Learning Co-ordinator (ALSCo) on each campus.

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Spirituality

Whether you want to find out more about the faiths of the world, get help with meditation or prayer or need support in times of crisis or spiritual need, our Spirituality team is there for you.

Welsh Language Support

The Welsh language and culture of Wales is very important to us as a college. We’re always working to provide a wider service to our Welsh speaking learners; from studying some modules from selected full time courses bilingually, to welsh enrichment activities. We can accommodate your needs.

The Seren Network

The Seren Network provides students who achieved A*s at GCSE with an excellent foundation to apply to competitive and selective Russell Group universities (a group of universities with a shared focus on research and a reputation for academic achievement). Activities provided aim to build confidence and resilience, as well as broadening subject knowledge, helping you develop the qualities that Russell Group universities value and look for in their applicants.

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Togetherall is an online community for mental health support, with 24/7 access to trained professionals. Offering clinical expertise, peer support and a safe online environment, it aims to improve mental wellbeing in an inclusive and non-judgmental way. Members can support each other anonymously, and also includes self-assessments, self-guided courses and creative tools to help you manage mental health conditions, take control, feel better and maintain positive mental wellbeing while you’re at college. We want to make sure all of our students fulfil their potential.

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