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Student Support

This page is under construction! Come back later to find out more about student support, or have a look at the 16 – 19 Tuition Fund Statement below.

16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

How Wiltshire College & University Centre is using the fund

The 16 to 19 tuition fund will be used to provide small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 who have not yet achieved a grade 5 or above in English and/​or maths. The provision will not be limited to tuition for English and maths but will also be used to help progressing students on vocational courses where assessment may have been deferred because of lockdown. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) — including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies — will also be supported by this provision.

Tuition groups will comprise of no more than five students and the tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 202021. Tuition and additional support may be delivered using a blend of online and on-campus delivery.

Examples of some of the Tuition Support on offer will include:

  • GCSE exam re-sit preparation
  • Functional skills assessment preparation
  • Revision workshops for English and math
  • Vocational deferred assessment preparation
  • Vocational knowledge catch-up sessions
  • Technical knowledge and skills support
  • Academic skills support and development
  • Specialist Support to improve engagement for learners with SEND
  • Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual need’s assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes

Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual needs assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.

Our commitment

The College is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by:

  • producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
  • publishing this guidance on the College website
  • recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retain the evidence of the tuition provided
  • deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 202021
  • notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed

Who to contact

If you would like to ask a question about the 16 – 19 Tuition Fund, please email:


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