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Chesterfield College promises to kick-start the return to education for 16 year olds before September


Chesterfield College will ensure all new students have access to a programme of online learning and support, designed to kick-start their return to education before the start of the new academic year in September.

The measures are designed specifically to support current year 11 students to allow them to catch up on the missed months of learning they have had since March.

The college has put a range of measures in place to ensure students who will be joining them to study a full-time course in September can start developing the skills they need now. They have streamlined the application and enrolment process to allow new-starters access to expert tutors and a range of support before the new term gets underway.

The new programme will include engaging, interactive online learning and support specific to the subject students want to study. It will also provide plenty of opportunities to get to know tutors and their peers on their course.

David Malone, Chief Operations Officer at Chesterfield College said: “We want work with school leavers, and anyone else returning to learning, to reduce the impact their time away from education will have had. This initiative will help to provide a head start so they can make the next academic year really count and give them the best chance to boost their future grades. ”

He added: “Our promise to all new students who take part in this programme is that they will start the new academic year feeling prepared and confident to move onto the next stage of their studies. As soon as students are offered a place at college they are part of our community and this programme will help them to feel connected from the outset.”

To take advantage of this initiative, the college is urging school leavers to apply as soon as possible to ensure they secure a place on the course they are most interested in. Once enrolled, tutors will be in touch with key information about how students can get their learning started, giving them access to the college’s virtual learning environment.

To find out more about the courses available visit www.chesterfield.ac.uk/courses. Trained advisors are also available for anyone who needs support to choose a course or find out about funding on 01246 500500 or enquiries@chesterfield.ac.uk.

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