STUDENT FACILITIES

Enrolment

Enrolment is the admission process you will attend when you first arrive at YOUTH EDUCARE, and it involves registering for classes, settling any outstanding fees and collecting your course timetables. It is also an opportunity for you to meet academic and administrative staff, apply for your student discount oyster card and much more.

 

Induction

 

YOUTH EDUCARE conducts an Induction Ceremonywith useful information about the courses and the institution. This is compulsory for newly enrolled students. This event also offers all students an opportunity to meet their colleagues. Each student is given a "Student Handbook” related to his specific course. Studentsareprovided with relevant information on how to study and relate with YOUTH EDUCAREacademic and administrative staff. Students’ role in assessment and their respective responsibility for research and collecting their own evidence will be made categorically clear during induction. Students are also offered study skills, lessons on Harvard System of Referencing to help avoid plagiarism, academic research, course overview, and assignment preparation. Student feedback is obtained at the end of the induction period and the information derived is used to improve the quality of future inductions.

 

 

Study Hours

 

International students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours classesper week. In the event of sickness or for any tangible reason a student is unable to attend classes, he/she must send an email to Admin or call his/her tutor(s). This should be followed by documentary evidence e.g. medical report from your GP or Hospital. Your overall attendance should be up to 80% and above. Any prolonged absenteeism or erratic attendance will attract attendance warning letters that will be kept on your file. Persistent failure to comply with attendance requirements will be reported to the relevant authorities where applicable.

 

Lectures

 

Our lecture delivery approaches, methods and styles arevaried, collaborative, student-led and learner-centred.These provide you with the opportunity to ask questions, and be involved in group discussionsfrom various viewpoints.

 

  1. Tutorials

 

One-to-One tutorials enable you to receive feedback on how your learning is progressing. It also gives you an opportunity to discuss with your tutorsany problems you encounter with your studies and course work.

 

 

 

  1. Group Learning

 

Group tutorials, seminars and individual and group presentations provide you with an opportunity to introduce topics and lead discussion. Working in a team is another form of group learning, in which, for example, a small group of students work on a complex problem, or a large group is divided into sub-groups which focuses at particular aspects of a problem.

 

  1. Project Work

 

Project work involves the application of skills,conductedby individuals or groups, towards the resolution of realistic problems. You may need to visit external Organisations to observe academic developments.

 

Assessments

 

Assessment methods vary according to the purpose of the assessment, the course that is being assessed and learners’ learning styles and learning needs. Our courses include a substantial proportion of continuous assessmentof your course work, which means that some or all of the tasks you complete during the course work will be considered towards your final assessment. This ensures that your final mark is a fair assessment of your skills and efforts throughout the course.

 

Support from Tutors

 

Your course Tutors will make arrangements to guide and help you with any difficulties you may experience with your course work. This support is offered using:

 

i. One-to-One Support

 

If a student needs one-to-one support of a non-academic nature and does not wish to discuss with the tutor, our Student Welfare Officer should be contacted.

 

ii. Personal Tutor

 

Every student is assigned a Personal Tutor from whom s/he could seek advice on course work, assessment, regulations, or even personal problems. Additional learning /mentoring support is provided by personal tutors, particularly for students who arelagging behind in their course work. Each student has a weekly entitlement of 15 minutes of contact time with his/her personal tutors.

 

  1. Career Guidanceand Advice

 

The Student Welfare Officer is designated to offer career guidance and advice to students. Course lecturers also offer advice on progression within specific courses to their learners. Our studentprospectus and handbooks provide information on progression routes and pathways to enable you make the right decisions about your career before and after enrolment respectively. In addition, specific days are set aside for career workshops to discuss employability skills and employer engagement initiatives.

 

Additional Support for Funded Courses

 

19+ Advanced Learning Loans

Complete Your Course Now – Pay When You Can

Get an Advanced Learner Loan

  • For study at Advanced Level or above
  • Pays your course fees
  • No credit or income check
  • No repayments until you’re earning over £21,000

Advanced Learner Loans – An Investment In Your Future

Advanced learning loans are for people aged 19 and over who want to complete a Level 3, 4, or 5 or 6course.

  To be eligible you need to be:

  • aged 19 or over on the first day of your course
  • starting your course on or after 1 August
  • living in the UK on the first day of your course and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this
  • studying an eligible course at an approved College or training organisation in England.  We are an approved College
  • enrolling on an eligible course at level 3 and above which includes: Access to HE Diplomas, as well as other Diplomas and Certificates.

 Just like the tuition fee loans in higher education, students who are aged over 19 can apply for a loan to pay for their further education fees.

Did you Know?

  • You will not have to make any repayments until your income is over £21,000 a year.
  • Students who progress from an Access to Higher Education Diploma course to complete a Higher Education Degree can have their outstanding 19+ Advanced Learning Loan for the Access course written off!

Executive Director,  says: "Advanced Learning Loans are a win win situation. Your Level 3 qualification gives you a much greater earnings potential or opportunity to go to university and you do not have to start repaying until you are in employment and earning more than £21,000."

How and When do I apply?

You can apply for a loan from May 2016 for courses starting between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017. You'll be able to apply online or download an application form.

Once you are offered a place at the college on an eligible course, you will be sent an offer letter (also called Learning and Funding Information Letter) which has all the information you will need to make a loan application. You can download an application or complete it online on https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

You will submit this to Student Finance England.

 If you need help, contact our Course Enquiries Team on admin@youtheducare.com . For Admissions and recruitments contact us on Email: admissions@youtheducare.com or telephone 020 72475082

 Further information:

 

Counseling for Personal and Family Issues

YOUTH EDUCARE offers confidential support to all students who may experience personal difficulties relating to their general emotional state, academic pressures, lack of motivation, examinations or assessment anxieties, family problems, bereavement etc. Counselling sessions are provided in a relaxed friendly environment where students can talk openly about issues affecting them.

 

 

Social Events

Each term, YOUTH EDUCARE organises social events for learners’ relaxation. These events provide a unique opportunity to improve the level of interaction between staff and students, and to release some of the stresses that may be associated with tight academic schedules.

 

Student Representations

At YOUTH EDUCARE we value the opinion of our students. To establish a systematic approach for gaining insights on what students want, each class is encouraged to elect a class representative who chairs monthly or term-wise student meetings. Information gathered from these meetings are discussed at the end of term meeting of all academic and non-academic staff members with student representation. Appropriate requests made by students are noted by the College management for future considerations. Students are also encouraged to provide feedback on lecturers, resources and facilities at the end of each term, as well as on the entire study programme at the end of the course. Anonymous suggestions for improvement and other useful comments are also accepted via a suggestion box at the reception.

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YOUTH EDUCARE:

Suite 515

Olympic House

28-42 Clements Road

Ilford

IG1 1BA

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