Transition support for students coming to City of Bristol College

We have dedicated Transition Co-ordinators for people who:

  • have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
  • attend a Specialist School or Alternative Learning Provision.
  • come from the Pupil Referral Unit.
  • have been in Hospital Education, Home Education or have been out of education.

If you’d like support from our transition team during your move to college, please get in touch by phone or email. We are here to help and would love to hear from you.

A guide to support for you and your learning at City of Bristol College

This guide provides details about how our Transition Team can help you on your move to college.

Download the guide: A guide to support for you and your learning at City of Bristol College (PDF).

Jessica Cochrane, SEND Transition Coordinator

0117 312 5392

Contact Jessica if you:

  • attend a mainstream or special school.
  • if you have ASD or are a wheelchair user.
  • if need personal care or specialist equipment.

Sally Nuttall, ALP Transition Coordinator

0117 312 5286

Contact Sally if you:

  • are home educated.
  • attend an alternative learning provision.
  • attend Hospital Education.
  • attend a pupil referral unit.
  • are not currently in education.

You may also have special educational needs and/or an EHCP.

Our college centres and facilities

To help you get ready for college, you can take a virtual tour of the college centres that host our Skills for Life and Employment courses.

For more information about courses, please visit our additional learning support page.

South Bristol Skills Academy

South Bristol Skills Academy (SBSA) in Hengrove hosts Progression into Independence and Pathways courses. It has great facilities for learners, including a quieter space that students can access during their free time.

More of our facilities can be seen on the SBSA virtual tour – be sure to click on the information points to find out more.

Ashley Down Centre

The Ashley Down Centre hosts our Sensory, Progression into Independence and Pathways courses. The courses cater for students with a wide range of support needs.

The facilities include a Sensory base, with a fully accessible sensory room and brand new immersive classroom. The centre also has a quiet room for students who prefer to spend their free time in a calm environment.

More of our facilities can be seen on this video tour of the Ashley Down Centre .

How to access learning support

You can talk to us about your support needs at any time. This includes before you apply to college, at enrolment or during your course. We’ll be happy to help.

Tell us about your support needs

You’ll also need to learn to tell us about your support needs, so we can make plans together.

Fill in the form below or call our Learning Support team on 0117 312 5186.

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Where to find us