New College Lanarkshire

Linda Williamson or Melissa McInnes (photo is Melissa)

Linda Williamson or Melissa McInnes (photo is Melissa)

Corporate Parent Co-ordinator (Melissa is Admin for Corporate Parenting)
01698 232293
linda.williamson@nclan.ac.uk or melissa.mcinnes@nclan.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 12 August 2019.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

New College Lanarkshire welcomes applications from anyone who is care-experienced, and we are committed to providing the right support. We understand that coming to college can be an unsettling experience, and we want to support you when taking this step. We offer advice and guidance to help at all stages of your learner journey, pre-entry, on course, and support with the next steps after college.

We have an enduring commitment to supporting our care-experienced learners. We provide information about the help available, and can give you support completing your application and deciding which course is right for you.

The college can liaise with your local authority to ensure a smooth transition into college life, if required. We can arrange individual visits for you and a friend, adviser or parent/guardian, to introduce you to the college and cover anything you need to know.

We aim to prioritise the processing of funding for care-experienced young people. We have a team of funding advisers who can offer financial advice and assistance specific to your set of circumstances. Please call 0300 555 8080 and ask to speak to Student Funding.

We are committed to providing a range of learner support services in order that you as our learner can achieve your full potential whilst at college. Please contact one of our students advisers: https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/students/student-support/student-advisers

Support we offer

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  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

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  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

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  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

We aim to prioritise funding for young people in care or care leavers. Young people in care and care leavers may be awarded up to four years of the EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance) award rather than the usual three.

In addition, there may be some flexibility in relation to attendance. However, this would have to be agreed with your Curriculum and Quality Leader for the individual programme.

We have a team of funding advisers who can offer financial advice and assistance specific to your set of circumstances. Please call 0300 555 8080 and ask to speak to Student Funding.

Please also see a link to our website with further funding information: https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/students/student-funding/funding-and-support, or email student.funding@nclan.ac.uk.