We recognise that life can present us with challenges which can create a strain on our learners and/or their families. Please see our support leaflet below for a number of helpful places where you can access different types of support, including wellbeing support if you feel you and your family need it.
If you are planning to enrol with us at Chelmsford College please download our Know B4UGO leaflet to help you think ahead and prepare yourself for going to College.
Chelmsford College Transition Webinar
We have a Mental Health Support Team who work with the college to support the mental health and wellbeing of our learners please see their short webinar on preparing for the move to college this September.
We are more than just a College
We're not just here to teach, we offer you all the support you need
Chelmsford College is dedicated to giving its learners as much financial and practical support as possible.
The Student Support Team provide a range of specialist support to learners regarding financial, emotional, behavioural or personal problems, as well as providing advice on all aspects of health and well-being. Student Support is also a point of contact for any safeguarding or child protection issues and for access to the Chaplaincy Team.
The services Student Support provides include:
- Children in Care/Care leavers: if you are in care or recently left care we are committed to meeting your needs in a confidential and sensitive way. We have a designated person who is available to meet with you before and during your time at College to help you overcome any difficulties you may be facing. Please e-mail the Student Support team on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 01245 265611 (x3317).
- Financial Assistance: is available for those learners who are finding it difficult to commence or continue their study through financial hardship.
- Childcare: help with childcare costs may be available for those learners who are caring for their own child.
- Travel to College: students under 19 years can apply to Essex County Council, if Chelmsford College is the nearest place offering the chosen course or full time learners can apply to use the College subsidised travel scheme.
- Chaplaincy: seeks to be open to all, regardless of faith, gender, race, impairment or sexuality, to create an accepting environment and to maintain appropriate confidentiality.
- Emotional Well Being: Support available for all learners from our College counsellor or mental health advisor.
Discretionary Bursary - Food Allowance and Free School Meals
Free School Meals
If you are entitled to free school meals, (qualifying criteria applies) and have made an application to the college discretionary bursary, a voucher will be available to download for £30.00 for the Easter break. Please go to your student college email to obtain your voucher link: email@example.com. The email will come from evouchers.com on or around 31st March 2022.
Once you have downloaded your voucher, if you require any help please use the links below:
For Voucher FAQ: help.schoolvouchers.com/hc/en-gb
For Voucher email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Student Support on 01245 265611 (x3317) or email email@example.com