College 16-18 Support

We will do our upmost to support you through your time at Southport College, whether that is through learning, financial or personal support or through comprehensive careers advice and guidance.

Personal Support

Our aim is to ensure every student reaches their potential with us and we have staff available for any individual who may need support and care. Students can access counselling and personal support during their time with us.

Learning Support

If you have identified a learning difficulty and/or a disability, the Learning Support Team will contact you to discuss how to support you appropriately. Identified students who disclose a support need are individually interviewed to assess their needs and the level or type of support or tutoring required.

Travel Passes

The College offers students who live over 1 mile away from College, and study a full-time Further Education course, the opportunity to apply for a free travel pass.

Financial Support

At Southport College we have various financial support packages designed to help meet a range of costs associated with studying. These include bursaries, travel passes, help with kit and uniforms and childcare support.

Careers Advice & Guidance

Through our Student Information Centre, our Progress Tutors and Library Learning Centres, students have access to a wide range of careers advice and information as well as assistance with UCAS personal statements, CVs and job applications.


We recognise our duty of care to students and the wellbeing of our students is paramount at all times. Safeguarding Officers provide support to any learner who may be facing adversity, including those who are Looked After Children, Young Carers, Teenage Parents or who are under the supervision of the Youth Offending Team.

Equality & Diversity

Southport College is committed to equality and diversity. The College is dedicated to the active pursuit of an equal opportunities policy which addresses the need and right of everyone in the College to be treated with respect and dignity, in an environment in which a diversity of backgrounds and experiences is valued.


At Southport College, we are passionate about equality and diversity, ensuring that we are inclusive and supportive of all students and we are proud to support the LGBT+ community.

English and Maths

If you don’t already have a grade 4 in English and Maths when you arrive at Southport College, we will put a personalised study programme together for you that will fit alongside the course you have chosen, and will help you to achieve these vital qualifications.

The Student Hub

Call now

01704 392704

Term time

Monday 8.15am – 5.00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.15am- 7.00pm
Friday 8.15am – 4.00pm

Outside Term time

Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm

Everything you need to know

When you complete the Southport College application form you will be asked to state any support needs. After you have submitted your form, we will contact you to discuss your needs. You can also tell us about your support needs at your course discussion or when you enrol for your chosen course. You can speak to us at any time during the application process; contact the Student Hub Team on 01704 392704 who will be able to help you with your enquiry or refer you to an appropriate member of staff.

If you are under the age of 19 years when you enrol on your course at Southport College you will not have to pay any course fees.

During the summer, after you have applied, attended a course discussion and been offered a place, you will be sent an enrolment pack which includes information on Travel Passes. These can be applied for using Pay My Student.

Our Student Hub team can explain all of the support available at Southport College and can also refer you to any of the other support teams if required.