As a student of the College, you can be confident that whatever it is you need help with, at whichever campus you’re based, the Easton & Otley Student Centre Team will be perfectly placed to help.
We have two student services centres, one on each campus, and both offer friendly, responsive and confidential support.
Here at Easton College, I study Level two Uniformed Public Services as well as work here as the Student President. My Student President role involves me to organise fundraising events, promoting the college and see students and staff truly thriving in everything that they do.
I started here at Easton College in September last year after being a Student at Wayland Academy Watton in which I held the position as a senior prefect. After much consideration I decided that I wanted to study Level two Uniformed Public Services of which I am finding most interesting and very enjoyable. This course and College has exceeded my expectations and I feel very privileged to be a student at this college.
When I am not studying I spend most of my time helping my Local Community. I currently work at a local residential/nursing home and assist a disabled lady who requires support to enable her to remain in her own home. I also enjoy helping both the Brownie and Girl Guide groups of which the local commissioner is now putting me through training to become a guide leader.
The Campus is peaceful and Friendly, perfect for hands on learning. I find it very simple to communicate with tutors here at the college all it takes is a quick email through an app on your phone or computer or if all else fails you know exactly where to find them.
Easton Campus Student President
Course Information for September 2019
Find documents for each course/campus detailing; start dates, start times, locations and delivery days plus any equipment or kit required for each course. Please note some courses do not provide this information until enrolment day.
HE Important Dates 2019/20
Semester 1: 16th September 2019 – 13th December 2019
Semester 2: 27th January 2020 – 8th May 2020
Semester 1: Assessment Weeks – 6th – 24th January 2020
Semester 2: Assessment Weeks – 11th - 22nd May 2020
As a college we are committed to providing a supportive and successful learning environment, part of the way we do this is to ask each learner and lecturer to agree to certain behaviours. For students these include; having high expectations as to their own learning and progress and actively participate in student led learning meeting the individual needs of all. For lecturers; frequently check and provide individual feedback about learning throughout the session and always provide differentiated tasks and activities for all learners.
Whether you study at Level 2 or Level 3 you must complete a set amount of Work Experience hours to pass your qualification.
Work experience is a great way to gain an invaluable insight into your chosen career, to find out if this job is really for you. It will help to improve your communication skills, build your CV and of course, help you to meet like-minded people! Work experience will make you ready for the world of work.
At Easton & Otley College we will support you to have your work experience placement in place before you start your course (you cannot count any hours until you have enrolled on your course).
When looking for a placement it's a good idea to 'think outside the box'. Contact your local councils, look on job sites and look at the chamber of commerce for credible employers.
We can offer advice and guidance, however this is your chance to take ownership of something really valuable and important to set you up for your future.
If you have any queries please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Easton Campus, please contact Student Services: 01603 731200 (option 2)
Otley Campus 01473 784113
All of our courses include English and maths; this can be promoted within your chosen vocational area i.e. the English and maths skills required to be successful on the course. If you are under the age of 19, at time of enrolment, and do not have a GCSE 4 grade, or higher, in English and/or maths you must continue to study these subjects until you achieve a minimum of a 4 grade, L2 Functional Skill, or reach the age of 19. The college encourages all students who do not have a grade 4 in English and maths, regardless of their age, to continue developing their English and/or maths skills until they achieve the 4 grade.
You will be asked to complete an initial assessment for English and maths to enable us to enrol you onto the most appropriate English and maths course; GCSE or functional skills. If you have a grade 3 in English Language or a grade 3 in maths will study the relevant subject at GCSE level.
Support with your English & Maths
As part of the college’s commitment to helping develop every student’s English and maths skills we have ‘The Hub’. ‘The Hub’ is staffed by specialists who can support you on a 1:1 or small group basis with English and/or maths skills that you would like to improve upon. It you are eligible, or think you are eligible, for special exams considerations e.g. reader, scribe it is important that you make your course tutor aware so that you can be assessed by the college’s Specialist assessor in a timely manner. If you have an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) you must continue to study English and maths achieve a minimum of a C/4 grade or L2 Functional Skill until you reach the age of 25 or leave education.
As a student enrolled at Easton and Otley College you are entitled to purchase a TOTUM Card from the National Union of Students.
TOTUM, the new name for the NUS extra card, brings you over 200 UK student discounts and comes with 1-year FREE ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts.
Get your TOTUM card now.
1, 2 or 3-Year Cards
Choose from a 1-year card for just £12, a 2-year card for £22 or a 3-year card for only £32. Many discounts are online only so you can’t get them without your TOTUM card.
Over 200 UK discounts on the brands you love and local independents.
TOTUM has the best student discounts around that you can use online and in store. Top brands include:
- 10% off at the Co-op
- 10% off ASOS
- 25% off Odeon student priced tickets
- Up to 40% off at Las Iguanas
- 42,000 International Discounts
Don’t forget that if you are aged 16-25 or 25+ and attending college for more than 15 hours per week you can purchase a 16-25 Railcard which entitles you to 1/3 off Standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Standard Advanced and First Class Advanced fares.
A 1 year 16-25 railcard costs £30 and can be purchased here: