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For many 16 to 18 year olds, studying within a college can be exciting, while daunting and a major change to your lifestyle at the same time. At Harrogate College we will provide access to specialist teams to help and support you along the way.


The first part of your journey is choosing the right course for you, and for some, this is not always an easy choice.

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Our IAG Team offer expert and detailed information on the many programmes available at Harrogate College to help you make the right choice for you now and your future. No appointment is necessary – call today on 01423 878211 or email oncourse@harrogate.ac.uk

Student Finance

The Student Finance Team is another of our dedicated support services. Here you can receive accurate, up to date and clear advice on the many different funds that are available to you. They can assist you with any finance related query you may have, whether this is applying for free meals, free transport or queries regarding your course fees. To find out more about the financial support available and to check eligibility please call 01423 878296

Careers Advice

16-19 year old students can visit our Careers Advisors for specialist careers advice, including help and guidance with education and career pathways. To arrange an appointment, during office hours, with one of our advisors please contact us on: 01423 878211 or email oncourse@harrogate.ac.uk. Parents and carers are welcome to contact us too.

Counselling Service

Need to talk? Free and confidential counselling services are available to Harrogate College students who need to talk about mental health, stress or other issues affecting them. To find out more visit www.harrogate-college.ac.uk/facilities/counselling-service

Additional Support

Our Student Support doesn’t just apply to courses and financial issues, when you study at Harrogate College you will also receive the benefit of a Personal Tutor, who will work with you throughout your programme, and help to make sure you stay on target to achieve everything that you want to.

Our Student Coaches, who work alongside the tutors to supplement regular study sessions with group and on-to-one sessions, will also help to identify any vulnerable students and develop joint strategies to support them.

The support available to students with a physical or learning disability has been widely recognised as excellent, and the college has its own specialist team of support workers to provide dedicated support. If you would like to find out more about the support available at Harrogate College, please call a member of our team on 01423 878343 or email us at SENDSupport@harrogate.ac.uk.

Students who may need assistance with English, maths or language skills can also gain support from a highly trained team of specialists, and we can assist you right away from the first stage of application and throughout your time with us.  Remember, all you need to do is ask