People do sometimes have problems for which they may need confidential help and support. Our counselling service offers this. For example, you may have personal problems, stress related problems - or perhaps you just need help to make choices that are right for you. If you have a problem please don't be afraid to contact our counsellors for an appointment. A warm welcome awaits you.
My Mind Matters
An external website for positive mental health and emotional wellbeing for children and young people in Rotherham: www.mymindmatters.org.uk/
Careers Advice and Guidance
When you first apply to TRC we offer you detailed guidance on whether TRC is right for you and on the implications of your choice of subjects or course. All our advice is independent and impartial – we want you to make informed decisions so that you will be happy here and succeed.
Throughout your time at TRC, careers information, advice and guidance is available from our Careers Department including via e-guidance. We also organise events and activities to help you choose your next step after College, whether this be university or work.
These events include:
An annual Careers Fair which attracts over 50 higher education institutions, apprenticeship providers and employers.
A Higher Education evening event for students and parents.
A Job Ready event to support students applying for apprenticeships or work after college, including a mock interview with an employer.
Visits from a range of speakers, including university Student Ambassadors, local employers and apprenticeship providers.
Practical help on applying for jobs, writing CVs and application forms and on interview techniques.
Help with all aspects of applying to university.
We have a great track record of providing our students with high-quality work placements that are increasingly valued by employers and universities.
Placements offer awareness of the real world of work and give you the chance to try out career options as well as enhancing your CV and university or job/apprenticeship application.
Work experience is essential for some university courses and applicants will not be accepted onto these courses unless they have some recent relevant work experience - for example primary teaching, social work and medically related courses. Placements are also an essential part of some vocational courses at college.
If you are in one of our Job Ready tutor groups specifically for Upper Sixth students looking for work/apprenticeships after college, your tutor will strongly encourage you to complete a period of work experience during your second year.
Information for Parents & Carers
Parents and carers are invited into College twice a year to meet with tutors and subject staff on Parents' Evenings. As a parent or carer you will also receive progress reviews and attendance information from us.
CLASS – study skills and support for all students
Our Centre for Learning and Study Skills is open to all students. It offers the opportunity for students to develop their study skills further and achieve their learning goals.
Before you start your courses at TRC we will complete a full skills assessment to identify ways in which we can guide and support your learning.
Our experienced team are very friendly. We are happy to sit down and have an informal discussion with you about any support you may need.
We can help you to improve areas such as:
- Essay planning
- Spelling and punctuation
- Revision techniques
- Organisation of work
We have experience in supporting students with specific difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and visual or hearing impairment and also run classes to improve numeracy, literacy and language.