Support for Care LeaversIf you are leaving care, there may be additional support available to you to make the next steps into college that bit easier. At South Lanarkshire College, we want to make the transition from school to college as easy as possible for everyone but recognise that those who have been in care sometimes need just that little bit more support, especially during the early stages.
Applying for a course at SLCThe Admissions team will give you advice and guidance on the courses and entry qualifications and can help you complete your application. If you need help because of a disability or learning need, they will help you to contact our Support for Learning staff at the initial stages of making your application for a place.
Coordination with your leaving care teamProviding you give them permission to speak to Student Services, the Council's ICS team can let us know of your plans so that we are better prepared to help you take the next step into college.
FundingStudent Services or Bursaries staff will be pleased to speak to you about how to maximise all the income available to you and to help you with your application for funding and have specific information for those leaving care who are entering further or higher education.
The College holds discretionary hardship funds, so speak to Student Services if you find yourself facing financial hardship.
Buttle TrustAssistance may be available through the Buttle Trust. They can help young people who are
- Estranged from their family
- Cared for by relatives or friends
- Caring for a severely sick or disabled single parent
- Refugees with full refugee status or Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK