What’s Next?

First – apply

Your first step is to apply here – fill in some contact details and we will send you a welcome pack with some info about the course and some forms that you’ll need to fill in.

If you need to apply for a laptop and/or wifi we’ll get that sorted for you.

Take our pre-assessment survey

When you receive your welcome pack we’ll also send you a link to fill out our survey – this helps us get to know your strengths and weaknesses, and will help you set targets for the course. You will also receive details of the sessions you’ll take online each week .

Induction – getting started

The course starts the week beginning 13th July. As long as there are no changes to the current Covid-19 situation and social distancing guidelines for schools and colleges, we’ll meet that week at City College Norwich for a short 1.5 hour induction session. Rest assured that we will take every step to ensure your safety in line with the regulations – but if you or someone you live with is shielding, then we can organise for you to join us remotely.

At the induction session you can meet your tutor and mentor, and we’ll give you a stationery pack to help you get organised. We’ll also help you get to grips with studying online. We think most students will be doing at least some of their course online in the coming year, so if you’ve never done this before we’ll make sure you feel confident what you need to do.

July and August – a little bit of learning each week

During July and August you’ll have short sessions in Study Skills, well-being and either Maths or English – you’ll choose which of these you are most interested in brushing up your skills in. Your mentor will also keep in touch by email and you’ll have a chance to have a scheduled phone call with them a couple of times over the course – as well as helping you meet your targets, they’ll use these calls to organise you vouchers to buy the things you need for your course in September, such as equipment, stationery, clothes or books.

September 1st – graduation!

The course will end just as you start the next steps in your education, whether that’s A Levels, a vocational course or apprenticeship. Your mentor will touch base once you start your next course to support you if you need it. We’d like to say that graduation day will be a chance for everyone to meet again in person and celebrate your achievement with family and friends – but we’ll have to wait and see what the Summer brings in terms of easing lockdown restrictions – watch this space!

Need more info? Email Hazel Weekes: hazel.weekes@newanglia.co.uk

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