College can be a refreshing change, your child will be much more independent and will be part of a whole new community.

They will be given the responsibility to make sure they know their timetable and attend classes on time. They will be assigned a personal tutor who will always be available to help with any issues. Our student support services will also always be there should they need any personal advice or guidance with anything, however small, if it’s bothering them and affecting their studies they will always be able to listen any of their concerns in confidence.


Barnet and Southgate College has a thriving student services department and they offer:


Careers Advisors to help with;

  • Career choices
  • Course choices
  • Finance for further study
  • UCAS applications and personal statements
  • Finding jobs, apprenticeships, voluntary work
  • CVs, application forms, interview skills (including mock interviews)


Progression Coaches to help with;

  • A range of enrichment workshops
  • Help with assignments and coursework
  • Referrals to specialist support


Learning Coaches to help with;

  • One-to-one support sessions for GCSE and Functional Skills English and Maths
  • Small group activities for English and Maths
  • Help with English and Maths exam revision and prep


Safeguarding Officers to;

  • Help you to stay safe and free from harm
  • Ensure fair and inclusive treatment
  • Recognise, respect and celebrate differences
  • Inform you of places to get help
  • Is a key point of contact for students, staff, outside agencies, looked after children, care leavers, those with disabilities, young parents and mental health?


Welfare and Equality Advisors for;

  • Counselling referrals
  • Bullying/cyberbullying
  • Personal problems
  • Housing advice
  • Family/friendship issues


Counsellors that are;

  • Trained personnel to talk to about issues that are important to you
  • Providing support to overcome barriers to your learning
  • Overcoming stress and change


Learning & Enrichment Assistants for assistance with;

  • Booking appointments with tutors
  • Printing and print credit top-up
  • Finding resources for your course
  • Creating displays
  • Help with computer queries


Enrichment Assistants to:

  • Overseeing the Student Space
  • Creating displays for key events e.g. Black History Month, Children in Need
  • Organising external speakers to speak about knife crime, drugs and alcohol awareness
  • Organising student requested enrichment activities and events


To book an appointment with any member of the team above (Progression and Learning Coaches, Careers Advisers, Welfare Advisers) your child can pop into their campus Learning Resource Centre and a Learning and Enrichment Assistant will book one for them. There is also a red button on the ilearn page – the student intranet – where your child can contact our safeguarding team anonymously, or the number can be found on the back of their student ID badge.



We also provide a range of additional Learning Support for students with Education and Health Care plans and those who declare mild to moderate learning barriers. Our Learning Support Practitioners, Learning Support Tutors and Teaching Assistants can provide in and out of class support for students with a range of Special Education Needs and Disabilities, to support their engagement in learning and development. We also have communication workers/signers and assistive technology available to enhance independence in learning. For advice or guidance on next steps and further information about this, please contact:


Student Spaces

Student Services at the College is there to support your child along their student journey. We understand the importance of socialising and having fun so each campus has somewhere to relax with friends, play games and get involved in a range of exciting Enrichment Activities. We also use the space for external visitors to come and speak to students about key topics facing young people today. For example, drugs awareness, alcohol awareness, knife crime and sexual health. We also have Student Representatives in the College who will use the space to speak to students about College-wide issues. We also have a canteen at both Colindale and Southgate campuses and a Starbucks coffee shop at Wood Street serving barista style drinks alongside hot and cold food.