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What makes SJR such a unique and exciting place to study is that we are a close-knit community. That is why support for students at St John Rigby College is considered “outstanding;” because we as a staff genuinely do care about each and every one of our students.

If you scroll through the links on this page you will meet the key members of the pastoral team that will ensure that your transition from high school to college will be a success.

Other links include our Progress Tutors, Health and Wellbeing services, Learning Support, Financial Support, Chaplaincy and Safeguarding.

We look forward to welcoming you to the St John Rigby family and meeting you in person once the new academic year starts. Until then, we want you to know that we are there for you. 

Paula Nolan
Vice Principal for Students

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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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