Last Updated: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

For Parents

Year on year North Lindsey College helps students from Scunthorpe and the surrounding areas to work towards their goals

If you choose to study with us, you will find you are working alongside students of all ages and backgrounds, although the majority of our students are between 16 and 18 years old. Most courses however also have adults enrolled on them, and some are aimed purely at more mature students.

At North Lindsey College we pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You will find that life at college is rather different from school. For example, you can wear what you like - from jeans to saris - as long as you observe Health and Safety Regulations (e.g. in our workshops and other specialist areas).

Class sizes vary, but an average group will contain between 15 and 20 students. Some groups are larger than this, whilst in some specialist areas much smaller groups are the norm.

We are keen that parents and carers feel involved in the education of our 16-18 year old students. We find that involvement and encouragement from parents and carers helps to ensure that students have the best possible experiences during their time at College.

The Prospectus 

The Further Education prospectus is the first step in finding out about the courses on offer at the College, the level at which they can be studied and a little bit about College life. To request your copy call customer services on: 01724 294030 or fill in the online request form.

At our annual open evening, held every October, the entire campus is open for school leavers and their parents to wander around, talk to tutors, see the facilities and get answers to any questions relating to courses or college life. In addition, we hold regular Advice and Enrolment Sessions throughout the year. These are hall based events and allow prospective students and their parents to gain advice from College tutors and our experienced Guidance Team.

Cost of Course(s)

FE students aged 16-18 do not have to pay course fees, although students may be required to purchase specialist equipment and materials for their chosen course.  Many courses offer enrichment activities and residential trips and visits which may incur an additional cost.

Notification of Absence

We ask students, or their parents/carers, to notify us of any absence due to illness by 9am on the first day of illness and any subsequent days.  Notification should be made to the Student Absence Line on: 01724 294030 or text 'SICKNESS + student number + name + reason' to 07797800657.

Progress monitoring

Your attendance and progress will be monitored on an on-going basis by your course tutors. Any learners giving cause for concern will be identified and given one-to-one support to achieve personal targets and goals. You and your parents will be invited to attend parents’ evenings with course tutors.

DBS Certificate

For some courses a clean, enhanced DBS certificate is required. If you have any concerns regarding this, please speak to Customer Services on 01724 294030.

Success Centre

North Lindsey College welcomes students with additional needs such as learning difficulty or disability. We offer advice, assessment and support to help learners achieve their chosen vocational programme.  Initial assessment processes will be used to help you and your tutor identify whether you need extra support to achieve your learning goals. The Success Centre Link Tutor will work with you to identify how best to support your needs.

The Success Centre is staffed by qualified and experienced tutors who can help and advise you on how to study more effectively.  Whatever your study needs our main concern is your success. The Additional Learning Support team assists learners with both physical needs and learning needs. Services can include: 1:1 literacy and numeracy support, dyslexia support, coursework support, small group teaching and in class support, communication and mobility support, assistive technology and specialist equipment.

 If you wish to speak to our success centre team about additional support for a disability or learning difficulty please contact Ann Cooper on 01724 294074 or by email at



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