Information Advice and Guidance
All learners are able to access information advice and guidance throughout their course duration. We have qualified staff to assist with all aspects of careers and college advice. We will help you make the right decisions for you and plan your way forward.
Pastoral and Re-Engagement Support
We have dedicated members of staff who can support you with any difficulties you may come across so that you have the best possible chance to achieve your goal. Our approach is holistic and we provide a supportive and encouraging environment where you can reach your potential.
Bursary Fund Entitlement
You could be entitled to a bursary payment of up to £1200 if you fulfil certain criteria. You will automatically be entitled to payment if you are
- In care
- Care leaver
- Young person in receipt of Income Support
- Disable young person in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance and Disability Allowance
You can also apply for a discretionary bursary if you live with your parents or guardians and they are on a low income or unemployed.
Our SEN Offer
At Sutton and District Training we tailor our support to encourage learners with a range of strengths to reach their full potential. We adapt our training courses to suit the needs of each individual and provide a culture which promotes inclusivity and equality. Our staff work hard to create a friendly and positive environment to ensure every young person is given the opportunity to thrive.
Recognition of needs begins when learners disclose their Special Educational Needs (SEN) on their application form or during enrolment. Staff will then be able to provide individualised support for young people with additional needs such as autism, ADHD, ODD, dyslexia and mental health diagnoses. As well as providing tailored support in class, we will ensure any additional access arrangements will be considered and addressed appropriately.
We liaise with the Local Authority to ensure progress on Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP’s) are maintained and outcomes are monitored and achieved. We will communicate with schools and other professionals to ensure a smooth transition from school to college.
We aim to support each learner on their path to independence and strive to inspire learners to grow in their chosen vocation. Our Learning Support Team ensure all learners stay on track with their work as well as supporting learner’s mental health.
As quoted in our Ofsted report ‘senior leaders and staff share a clear vision to
improve the lives of vulnerable young people. They are passionate about their work
and are tireless in supporting young people to achieve their aspirations’.
We hope you consider Sutton and District as the training provider for you and look
forward to speaking to you soon.
Work experience is an essential part of your course and will give you the confidence and skills employers are looking for. We will support you in the preparation for work experience and ensure you take part in an area that interests you and is related to your vocational area.
Our construction learners were lucky enough to visit the re-development sites of Sutton High Street where they gained experience of real life working. The hairdressers visit Salon International every year and were honoured to be invited to visit Goldwell Head Office in London where they received specialist training.
Safeguarding is a very important procedure that is closely followed by SDT.
It is one of our goals to help our learners through every step of their learning journey, and our Safeguarding policy helps us to do this.
Please click below to view our policy on Safeguarding.
We take a very strong stance against radicalisation and will do everything in our power in order to prevent and protect our learners.
Please click below to find our strategy on Radicalisation.
Equality & Diversity
We believe in equality between all our learners, no matter what their age, sex, gender, background or beliefs are.
Please click below to view our policy on Equality and Diversity.