Student Life

At Career 6 we care about the whole person, here you will find the support put in place to enhance your experience on your study programme and career pathway to give you the best chances of success.

Travelling to Career 6

We’ve made it really easy for you to get to Career 6. As part of the Grimsby Institute Group, we are one of the few sixth forms in the UK to run our own fleet of coaches and if you live in one of the following areas then you’ll be able to travel for FREE* to and from Career 6:

* The travel costs of eligible bursary recipients will be subsidised by their bursary award.

Lincolnshire County Council Travel Pass

Students who live in Lincolnshire and are aged 16-18 years can apply for subsidised travel with the Lincolnshire County Council Travel Pass. You can apply for the scheme through Home to College Transport either online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parents/schools/school-transport or call the Customer Service Centre on 01522 782020.

Once your application is approved they’ll send you a letter to confirm you’ve been accepted. If you then send this letter to our Admissions and Finance O“ffice, they will be able to assist you with information about any available reimbursements, subject to eligibility and availability of funds. For more information contact us on 01472 311231.

Other support with travel costs

If you can’t catch one of our coaches and you live outside the Lincolnshire County Council Travel Pass catchment area, you may still be entitled to financial support for travel through the Institute’s Bursary Scheme. If you’re eligible for the bursary and live more than 1.5 miles away we will use part of your bursary allocation to pay for transport on a local bus service. For further information call 01472 311231.

Enrichment

Our enrichment programme is an integral part of Career 6. We offer this opportunity because we feel it’s important for our students to have an interest or hobby away from their academic studies.

We want our students to have the opportunity to fully develop their talents and interests and to be able to demonstrate a broad range of interests and achievements in the increasingly competitive market for university places and job opportunities. In addition, it is important to have time away from their academic work to relax and pursue broader interests and hobbies. Universities and employers are increasingly looking for more rounded individuals who have attempted to explore their potential. It is essential to gain experience in different areas in order to develop a broad range of skills and attributes and our enrichment; which takes place across sport, performance and art, aim to do just that.

Our programme of activities includes visits to employers, trips to a variety of locations both nationally and internationally and an extensive higher education programme to include study days and open day events as well as support with applications to higher apprenticeships. You can also take part and lead on sporting events, crafts and performing arts. What is important is for you to know that our offer is bespoke so we will continuously reflect and tailor what is on offer to make sure your time with us is fulfilling.

Guidance

Our team of friendly staff work closely together to provide you with a student support service. We can offer help with timetable queries, transport information, exam questions and much more.

Career 6 also has first-class careers provision. Our Careers Advisers are professionally qualified and equipped to give you independent careers advice and guidance.

They can help you choose the next step, whether it’s university, apprenticeships or employment. For more information contact the Careers Team on 01472 311231 or email career6@grimsby.ac.uk.

Learning Support

The Learning Support service is available to all students, offering support and help with:

  • Practical advice and support for physical disabilities and specified learning diiculties such as ADD, AHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia and other medical conditions and those with mental health conditions
  • Help to access specialist equipment for your course
  • Support in the classroom and in the wider Institute environment
  • Support for visual or hearing impairment (Blind & Deaf).

You may have needs that are not listed above, please contact us to discuss your individual requirements. We are here to help so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Tutorials

Our tutorial programme consists of once a week sessions with a small group of learners and your personal tutor. In tutorial, you will take part in the Career Ready master class scheme aimed at improving your employability skills as well as continuing on with your personal, social and health education that you will have completed at key stage 4.

This programme is aimed at helping you develop as a person and continue to challenge and question the world around us and your place within it.

On completion of your time at Career 6, we want you to see how much you have grown as a person and feel much more able to enter adult life having taken advantage of what is on offer to you.

Part of the tutorial programme is working with a small group of fellow students looking at contributing to Career 6 life. This is where you will look at developing your leadership skills by developing small projects, such has promoting important days throughout the academic year as well as taking a leading role during parents evening and open events to name but a few.

Financial Support

Depending on your personal circumstances there is a range of financial support which you may be able to access to assist with some of the costs associated with your chosen programme of study.

The support could help with costs towards travel, meals whilst at the Institute, childcare, getting to interviews and other study related costs.

There is increased financial support for young people who are from vulnerable groups, specifically young people in care, care leavers and young people in receipt of income support and living independently, or young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments.

To find out more, please contact the team on 01472 311231 or by emailing academy@grimsby.ac.uk

Life after Career 6

A Levels/BTECs are valued by both employers and higher education institutions.

After studying at Level 3, many students continue with their education by:

  • Applying to higher education to do a degree, Foundation Degree, HND/HNC, etc.
  • Looking for an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship
  • Applying for employment with training.

As part of our commitment to Career 6 students progression, we guarantee a place on a University Centre Grimsby programme on successful completion of A Levels and BTECs.

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