Here is a list of people who will provide you with the support you need whilst at College. Their aim is to create challenging learning opportunities and to make sure you enjoy yourself and make the most of living at QAC and become healthier, more confident and more independent.
Your course tutors will make sure that your programme meets your individual needs, is challenging and rewarding.
Learning Support Assistants
QAC has a large team of experienced LSAs who will work with you in the classroom.
Mentors work with you in small groups and in structured one to one sessions to help your social and emotional skills development. If you have additional social and/or emotional needs we will provide you with a named person to support your specific needs in relation to College life and your day to day interactions within College. During sessions your Mentor will support you to develop and achieve your goals.
Your Key worker
Your Key Worker is there to help you make best use of your time outside the classroom and to provide guidance. He or she will be committed to your success and help you develop your own skills.
If you are dyslexic additional support is available to you to minimise the effects upon your learning.
The Transitions Team
During your time at QAC you will receive support from The Transitions Team, to explore your future options.
It is the role of The Transitions Worker to signpost students to professionals and organisations, who can assist you with the progression from College into the next phase of adult life.
Regular Transition Reviews will be held with you, your family, College staff, Connexions Adviser and Social Worker. During the Review future options will be discussed such as further education, accommodation, employment and training opportunities. Following the Review a person-centred Transition Action Plan will be devised.
You may wish to work through problems or issues with a counsellor in a confidential manner.
Educational Psychologist and Speech and Language Therapist
Your success at QAC and in your future life can improved with support in your learning and communication skills.
Our team of experienced nurses will provide care and advice if you are unwell or require regular medical support. They provide a good link to the local doctors and hospitals.
Low Vision Assessments
Your low vision needs will be assessed to ensure that you have the correct equipment and resources to make the most of your opportunities at college.
Dyslexia and ESOL
You may require specialist support if you are dyslexic or if English is not your first language. Our expert staff will be on hand to provide this.
Social and Leisure staff
The staff in our fitness centre, the teaching staff and the residential staff will help and encourage you to make the most of opportunities to take part in sports, games and a wide range of leisure activities.
The residential staff are well qualified and experienced to provide support and to encourage you to become independent and make best use of your leisure time. They are there for help and advice when you need it.
Orientation and Mobility, Braille and Assistive Technology
If you need to work on these skills you will work with specialist staff and the best equipment.
The Benefits Adviser will work with you to ensure that you understand your entitlements and help you with the relevant formalities.
Everybody who works at QAC, the administration staff, receptionists, catering staff, enterprise team, maintenance team, technicians, managers and volunteers are here to support your learning and your success.