Health & well being

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The college is fortunate to have the services of our
College Counsellor, Gillian Yorke, who is available to all students. To contact Gillian please text 07546495723 or email her on 

College Chaplain Martin operates an open door policy and you can drop in at any time, during your free periods, lunch or break times.

Martin and Gill are here to offer a non-judgmental listening ear. Please don’t hesitate to speak to them whenever you feel the need to do so.

Extra help

We all need support every now and then and we know that for some, the current situation is proving difficult.

We can’t wait for you to get started at St John Rigby so you can be with friends again and make new ones too. In the meantime, if you need support, here are a few recommended sites:

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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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