Learner Services was developed at Landmarks in September 2017 with the goal of improving information, advice and guidance services for our learners and their families.

Who are we?

Information,
Advice,
Guidance.

Through Learner Services, you can receive any information, advice or guidance that you may need. This could be questions related to benefits, or what youth groups are in the local area to try out – if we are unable to answer your query directly, we will signpost you to other individuals or agencies who can support you further.

Learner
Council

The Learner Council are a group of eight elected learners who are passionate about improving college life for learners by implementing the changes that learners wish to see. The Learner Council is composed of representatives from our Lifelong Learning provision as well as our education pathways, and includes a representative from one of our satellite sites to ensure that learners receive the same support from the Learner Council across provisions.

Please keep checking this page to keep up-to-date on the Learner Council’s projects!

Useful
Links

Please see below for links to websites which you may find helpful. If your local area isn’t listed here or you would like more information about other services, please contact our Learner Services Manager, Katie Koszegi at katiekoszegi@landmarks.ac.uk.

Derbyshire
Local Offer – for information about what leisure and activity providers, health and care services, education providers and support groups are available in your local area.
Derbyshire SENDIASS – for free, legally based impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support for children, young people and parents/carers. SENDIASS gives advice on Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND), Health and Social Care. Derbyshire Welfare Rights – A welfare rights team can help you to find out about the benefits you are entitled to and how to claim.

Nottinghamshire
Local Offer – for information about what leisure and activity providers, health and care services, education providers and support groups are available in your local area.
Ask Us – for free, legally based impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support for children, young people and parents/carers. SENDIASS gives advice on Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND), Health and Social Care.
Autism Links – support and resources for parents and carers of autistic young people.
Nottinghamshire Welfare Benefits – financial support and to find out which benefits you may be entitled to.

Rotherham
Local Offer – for information about what leisure and activity providers, health and care services, education providers and support groups are available in your local area.
Rotherham SENDIASS – for free, legally based impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support for children, young people and parents/carers. SENDIASS gives advice on Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND), Health and Social Care.

Careers Advice

High quality careers advice can be crucial in supporting a young person into a career path that is right for them. We offer careers advice appointments with our impartial adviser, Anne Brown, once a month beginning in our second term to support learners with any careers related advice or queries, including CV support and applying for jobs. This is supported by our Employer Engagement Officer who works closely will all learners on an employability pathway.

To book an appointment with the careers adviser, please contact Lisa Rathbone: lisarathbone@landmarks.ac.uk.

Transition

For our learners, transition planning begins from the moment they join Landmarks. We want to make sure that we are working towards our learners’ future goals, plans and aspirations and that they are fully supported to achieve these outcomes in the short time that they are with us. At Landmarks we recognise that we are a stepping stone from school life to being an adult in the wider community, and to do this we champion the ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ themes of good health, employment, independent living, and friends, relationship and community.

Mental
Health
and Wellbeing

We support learners with mental health and wellbeing in many ways through the college, such as the tutorial system, personal social development sessions, and curriculum events which promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Learner Services’ role throughout this to ensure that all learners feel safe and happy at college and ensure that extra support is put in place if needed. Themed workshops are run throughout the year, often in partnership with our Therapies department, to promote positive mental health and wellbeing and build resilience.
From September 2018, Landmarks will also be able to offer inhouse counselling with an external, trained counsellor for learners who refer themselves to this service. For more information, please speak to our Learner Services Manager, Katie Koszegi.