Care Experienced Young People

At Leicester College we are committed to ensuring that students of all experiences have the same opportunities in Education as other peers their age. This includes Care Experienced Young People (CEYP) – Children in Care and Care Leavers.

Student Support Coordinator

Our Student Support Coordinator is the CEYP’s Designate at Leicester College, the Coordinator will oversee all of your Education Plans and will be in direct contact with your Social Worker and Virtual School.

The Student Services Team has Learning Mentors who will introduce themselves and offer their support to you as soon as you begin college. This means you will not be alone if you face any challenges during your time at Leicester College; Learning Mentors are here to help you work through your obstacles and achieve your potential!

Personal Education Plans (PEPs)

At a minimum of three times a year, Care Experienced Young People are given the opportunity to attend a session where their Personal Education Plan is discussed. This is to ensure you are meeting your targets as well as receiving person centred support at College. You will be able to use your voice to share your achievements as well as raise any concerns you have.

Additional Support for Young People in Care

If you are a Young Person in Care, you are currently eligible for the 16-18 weekly bursary payments. Leicester College will also support you with payment for your enrolment fees as well as your essential kit and equipment.

Additional Support for Care Leavers

If you are Care Leaver, you are currently eligible for the 19+ weekly bursary payments. If you are in receipt of Universal Credits, Leicester College will also support you with payment for your enrolment fees as well as your essential kit and equipment.

For more information on the support we provide for Care Experienced Young People here at Leicester College call 0116 224 2240 and ask for the Mentoring Team Leader.