Information for Current Learners

The college campus might be closed, but we are committed to working behind the scenes to ensure you are still able to progress. Whether that’s moving from college to your next steps at university or into employment, taking on the next level of your current course, or anything in between – we are here to help and answer all of your questions!


Below are some Frequently Asked Questions for all age 14-19 learners, however should you have any further questions, please email


Q. What should I be doing to support my progression?

A. There are a number of activities you can do to support your progression.  Initially you will have been sent or set work by your tutors which will support you in the completion of your current qualifications. Your curriculum staff and student manger will be in contact with you to guide you through the work set for all subjects and it is important that you engage with the work set. Then in support of your choice, our fantastic new Careers Coach website allows you to start focusing on your career and next steps. Within the site you can build a CV which will support you in applying for jobs and work experience. There is also labour market information and detailed course and career information to help and support you. Visit the site:

Q. Who do I contact if I am unsure of my next steps?

A. Along with your student manager there is lots of support and guidance to help you as a student. Our dedicated Careers team can you support you in your next steps by giving Careers advice and one to one appointments can be made available by emailing . They can help with UCAS, personal statement, CV’s and general information about jobs or applying for apprenticeships.

Q. What work will I need to complete for my progression?

A. Firstly you will be required to complete the work set by your curriculum teams. It is important that you engage with your curriculum staff and student manger if you need additional help and guidance. For your progression, you should now have received your progression booklet through the post and to your College email. This has detailed information of your next steps and your progression on to your next level of course. Follow the link within the booklet to submit your application to continue your studies at Preston’s College from September 2020.

Q. Will I automatically progress or is there a process of interviewing?

A. Your Progression Plan that has been sent to you has all the information you require to apply for your next level of course. The deadline for this is the 15th May. Please follow the link to pro portal where you will be able to select your next level of course. After completion of the application, your student manager will contact you to complete a progression review and direct you accordingly, should you need additional support and guidance.

Q. What if I have completed the progression application and changed my mind?

A. Depending on what course you are wanting to change to your first steps would be to contact your student manager who would advise you on the process and can set up a meeting with the curriculum leader of the area you are looking to change to.

Q. Where can I pick up current information re the college?

A. We are working hard to constantly keep you in the loop regarding all the information you need regarding your next steps. Current update will be through your student manager and on the college website. All progression information has been emailed to your college email address and your student managers will be keeping in contact with you over the coming weeks to ensure you have all the resources and support regarding College.

Q. Where can I find out information on bursary?

A. If your household income is below £23,500 per annum you can apply for help towards the cost of attending from the College bursary funds, unless you are on an apprenticeship or HE programme. The application for this year’s bursary is now open. To explore this please visit:  Recent evidence of income will need to be submitted to confirm eligibility.


I am a current apprentice with Preston’s College

All our current apprentices will be receiving regular communication via emails and from your Work Based Tutor. Please keep checking your student email, OneFile Messages and our social media platforms for portfolio work and regular updates.

If you have any concerns about your employment, please contact your Apprenticeship Training and Support Officer who will be able to advise on the next steps.

Please be assured we are continually working to support each and every one of you, so please so get in touch if you need any further information.


Learners due to sit exams pre-20th April 2020

Any learner due to undertake an exam on or before 20th April 2020 will have received individual communications, highlighting examinations are postponed until further notice.

We understand you will most likely have begun preparing and have worked hard to achieve success but the health, wellbeing and safety of all of our learners, staff and their loved ones is our main priority at this time, as we operate in accordance with Government advice.

If you have not already received communications from us regarding your forthcoming exam, please email: 

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