Support & Advice

Careers Advice

We offer advice and guidance to ensure all our students are in a great position when making job applications in the future. We support both groups and individuals with CV writing, interview skills and job applications. One-to-one careers meetings are available to discuss progression plans which covers; further education, higher education, gap year opportunities and employment.

Our College careers area is regularly updated with useful information for those considering their next steps. Additionally, for students who are looking to progress onto University, we offer visits to UCAS exhibitions and will support you with all aspects of the application process.

All Discovery College teachers have an Advise and Guidance qualification and every term they will discuss progression plans and career goals with each student during their Pupil Progress Review Meeting (PPRM).

Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) plan offers opportunities for all learners to research, engage with and visit potential education providers and employers to support their plans and ensure they are well informed individuals.

Click here to view our 2021/22 PSHE offer.

Gatsby BenchmarksGatsby Guidance Policy

Students and Parents

Work Experience
Choices at 18
World of Work
Support in College


Employers and Visiting Speakers

Employers and Visiting Speakers


Additional Needs

We are an inclusive college that strives to ensure that all students receive the support they need to succeed. If a students has specific educational needs this will be discussed at interview and an individual support plan will be put in place.


Our Personal Social and Health Education offer ensures that our students leave college prepared for adulthood and the workplace.
Our comprehensive programme includes workshops for sexual health, careers guidance, health & wellbeing and more.

Finance & Fees

Course Fees

There are no course fees for Discovery College students aged between 16-18.  Additionally, we offer the following assistance:

Free Uniform

Following the successful completion of the 3 week induction period uniforms will be purchased for all students free of charge.

Free School Meals

Full time college students who were previously eligible for free school meals will be able to continue to claim meals at College. 


Full time college students may be eligible for an education bursary to support with any costs associated with their studies, e.g transport, stationary etc.

We promote British Values

Discovery College delivers workshops and sessions to promote topics around British Values.