Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It continues to be an absolute privilege to be the Headteacher at Dawlish College – the staff and students are second to none and take all of life’s challenges in their stride. Despite current uncertainties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to hold onto our core purpose in all that we do. Behind all of the decisions taken and measures put in place sits the balance between keeping staff and students safe whilst also providing them with a varied and exciting school experience.

Dawlish College is a vibrant and exciting place to be, where we have the highest expectations of staff and students alike and seek to provide challenge at every available opportunity. As a small school, we have a very proud record of holistic support, care and individual attention: the happiness and well-being of our students is of paramount importance and is a vital foundation for their growth and development. Our college has an atmosphere of creativity and positivity that is generated by the provision of excellent opportunities for every individual thereby maximising the outcomes and improving the life chances of the young people in our care.

As a parent myself, I understand that you want your child to be inspired, supported and challenged to be the best version of themselves within an environment that knows them and values them as an individual. Thank you for entrusting me with the care and education of your child, present or future, and I look forward to unlocking their ambitions as I get to know them and work closely with you.

R Wickham
Headteacher

Bicton College Update for Year 11 Students January 2021

Bicton College Information:

Is there a deadline for me to submit my college application?

We can accept applications for this academic year up until September 2021, however we advise that you submit your application by the Easter break in order to secure your place and receive course related information to prepare you for the start of your career journey. Some of our courses are proving extremely popular including Animal Care, Military & Protective Services and Foundation learning in particular.

Please use Teacher predictions as an indicator of your predicted grades. You can apply online for individual courses through our website: www.cornwall.ac.uk Our Admissions Team will then process your application and advise you on your next steps.

Any schools that currently use 16+ plus forms can email them to your Schools Partnership Coordinator: Sandra.everett@bicton.ac.uk

How can I access support/advice and guidance about my application?
Our Customer Services Team is available via email on enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk or via live chat from 9am – 3pm on Monday –Friday at www.cornwall.ac.uk You can also request a call back from one of the team if you would like to discuss your query over the phone; please just email us with your contact details and an outline of your query.

What’s happening with upcoming events?
Due to the College closure, all upcoming events for this academic term have been postponed or moved to a virtual platform. If you booked onto one of these events then you would have received an email with new dates or if virtual access links for the event.

If you have not booked then please do so by going onto the website, these events are a great way to help you make an informed choice about your next steps:

Virtual Course & Careers Advice Events:
Duchy College Rosewarne: Saturday 30th January 10 – 12 noon. Book here or visit Duchy.ac.uk
Duchy College Stoke: Saturday 30th January 10 – 12 noon. Book here or visit Duchy.ac.uk
Cornwall College Camborne: Tuesday 9th February 5 – 7.30pm. Book here or visit Cornwall.ac.uk
Cornwall College St Austell: Tuesday 9th February 5 – 7.30pm. Book here or visit Cornwall.ac.uk
Bicton: Saturday 6th February 10 – 12 noon. Book here or visit Bicton.ac.uk
Falmouth Marine School: Saturday 6th February 10 – 12 noon. Book here or visit falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk

Taster Events:
Cornwall College Camborne: Tuesday 23rd March 5 – 7pm. Book here or visit Cornwall.ac.uk
Cornwall College St Austell: Tuesday 23rd March 5 – 7pm. Book here or visit Cornwall.ac.uk
Duchy College Rosewarne: Wednesday 7th April 10 -3pm. Book here or visit Duchy.ac.uk
Duchy College Stoke: Tuesday 6th April 9 – 5pm. Book here or visit Duchy.ac.uk
Bicton: Wednesday 7th April 9.30 – 3.15pm Book here or visit Duchy.ac.uk
Cornwall College Newquay: Tuesday 16th February 10 – 3pm. Book here or visit Cornwall.ac.uk (this event will be virtual)

All events across the Cornwall College group can be found at www.cornwall.ac.uk/careers-events

Apprenticeships
Our latest apprenticeship vacancies can be found here. You can also visit our apprenticeship hub pages to help you with your application: cornwall.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Careers College Portal
In preparation for your college course you can view supporting learning material on our Career College learner portal: https://www.virtual.cornwall.ac.uk/my-career-college/

This is an online portal that will not only support year 11 students that have applied to study with us already but also a fantastic tool for those that are perhaps still undecided.

Simply click on the link for your College and Subject Area and find out lots of useful ideas to Read, Watch, Listen or Get Involved with.

These plans have been put together exclusively for you. Take the time to go through them and you will develop some of the knowledge you will need next year. You can also find out more about life at College.

Order a Prospectus
All of our courses are available via our website: www.cornwall.ac.uk however you can also sign up for a courses and careers guide to be posted to your home address: www.cornwall.ac.uk/order-a-prospectus

CONTACT US
Our Customer Services Team can answer your questions Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm via Email: enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk Telephone: 0330 123 2523 or you can use “Live Chat” on our web site (www.cornwall.ac.uk)