Academic Support Service
In BCFE we are committed to promoting equality of access for all students. Academic support ensures that students who are experiencing difficulties with their learning have their educational needs met and are fully included in the student experience at BCFE.
My role in BCFE is to provide academic support to students:
- who may be struggling with their course work and assignments.
- who may be experiencing anxiety or mental health difficulties.
- who may be finding returning to education challenging.
- whose first language is not English.
- who may have literacy needs.
- or may have specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and ASD.
Academic support involves classes, small group sessions and one to one support. It coverssuch areas as research techniques, critical thinking skills, academic writing, organisational and study skills, Harvard referencing, literacy and overall literacy skills.
Academic Support can also provide students with the IT skills needed for college, including: navigating and managing BCFE’s IT and online learning systems, Internet research skills and general computer literacy needs. Academic and IT support materials are available on Moodle by selecting Students Support Services in the course category and then selecting Academic Support. The login is ‘guest’ and the password is ‘support’.
- Facilitates all students to participate fully in the curriculum and achieve their academic potential at BCFE.
- Supports any student who is experiencing difficulties so, “no student is left behind” and to help develop increased self-esteem and positive attitudes for all students to the learning environment in BCFE.
- Encourages students to investigate and identify their individual learning styles and the type of learning that suits them best.
- Helps students to take ownership and responsibility for their own learning, as this is an important step in becoming an independent learner.