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Welcome to Northbrook Thank you for accepting your place at Northbrook College. It is likely that coming to College will be a big change in your life. By reading through this booklet, we hope this will answer some of the queries you may have at this stage. You can be confident in that choosing Northbrook we are committed to helping you fulfil your potential. Please find below the College term dates. You will be notified of your actual start date and time in July/August 2009 and, if available, your timetable. Please go to www.northbrook.ac.uk for updated information. We will contact you again shortly with the date for your enrolment session.

Term Dates Autumn Term Monday 7th September 2009 — Wednesday 16th December 2009 Half Term Break Monday 26th October 2009 — Friday 30th October 2009 Spring Term Monday 4th January 2010 — Friday 2nd April 2010 Half Term Break Monday 15th February 2010 — Friday 19th February 2010 Summer Term Monday 19th April 2010 — Monday 28th June 2010 Half Term Break Monday 31st May 2010 — Friday 4th June 2010

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Additional Learning Support Many students at Northbrook receive Additional Learning Support to help them with the academic side of their course. Students who have literacy or numeracy needs, who have English as an additional language or who are dyslexic can be offered individual, specific support to help them to achieve. If you would like to discuss ways in which we may be able to support you please contact the Learning Support Team on 01903 606076, or email learning.support@nbcol.ac.uk. If we cannot provide for your needs we will tell you this and contact other agencies for assistance in finding other opportunities for you.

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Financial Support Information Contact details for Northbrook College’s Student Financial Support Department can be found at the end of this section. Students aged between 16 and 18 In order to qualify for funding in this section you must be aged between 16 and 18 (inclusive) and be attending a Further Education Course full time (eg: National Diploma/Certificate, Foundation Studies, First Diploma, C&G). Travel Assistance There are various schemes available for assistance with travel costs for students under 18. These include discount schemes for bus and train travel and in some cases travel grants can be applied for through your Local Education Authority. Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) The EMA is a means tested grant of £10, £20 or £30 per week and is paid based on attendance at college. Students with household incomes below £30,810* can apply. Please call 0800 121 8989 for more information. 16-18 Access Fund Students who receive £20 or £30 EMA per week can also apply for the Access Fund. This is a grant towards compulsory course related costs. Please note that funds are limited and early applications are advised. Childcare If you are under 20 when you begin your studies and use registered childcare you may be able to get assistance with childcare costs from Care to Learn. They can be contacted on 0845 600 2809. *correct for academic year 2008/09 — subject to change 3

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Students aged over 19 In order to qualify for funding in this section, you must be aged 19 or over and attending a full or part time Further Education course (eg: National Diploma/Certificate, Foundation Studies, First Diploma, C&G, Access to Higher Education). Travel Assistance Students of all ages attending a Further Education course can apply for a Sussex Student card which offers discount train travel. Adult Learning Grant (ALG) The ALG is a means tested grant of £10, £20 or £30 per week payable based on attendance at college. In order to qualify, you must be attending your first full time Level 2 or Level 3 course. If you are single, you must be earning £19,513* or less in order to apply. As a couple, you must be earning £30,810* or less. Students receiving out of work benefits are not eligible to apply. +19 Access Fund The Access Fund is a means tested grant for course related costs. Students who receive means tested benefits or who have a household income of £25,000* are eligible to apply. This fund can assist with course fees and compulsory equipment costs. Please note that funds are limited and early applications are advised. Childcare Students aged 20 or under when they begin their course may qualify for Care to Learn - please see contact details in the previous section. For students who do not receive childcare funding from elsewhere, the Access Fund has a childcare element. If you fit the criteria for the Access Fund (above) and you have a child aged 13 or under in registered childcare, you may qualify for help. Up to £3* per hour can be contributed for each hour your child is in care whilst you are studying. *correct for academic year 2008/09 — subject to change 4

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General Further Education Assistance Educational Grants Family Action is an external organisation that can put students in contact with charities and other organisations that may be able to provide funding to students. Please see www.family-action.org.uk for details or contact Student Financial Support for an application form. Other Support For details of other support available, please visit www.direct.gov.uk/ adultlearning or call 0800 100 900. Northbrook College’s Student Financial Support Department is based at the West Durrington Campus in room 107 (just around the corner from reception and admissions). We can be contacted on 01903 606014 or by email at sfs@nbcol.ac.uk Office opening hours are 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4.30pm on Fridays.

Accommodation Information It is College policy to provide accommodation information to students aged 18 and over. Students under 18 require specialist advice and the office would be happy to refer you to these specialist providers. Please contact our Accommodation Officer on 01903 606001, email accommodation@nbcol.ac.uk or write to the address below for more information. The Accommodation Officer Northbrook College Sussex Broadwater Campus Broadwater Road Worthing, West Sussex BN14 8HJ

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Where is Northbrook College? We are located on the south coast of England, with two campuses in Worthing and one at Shoreham Airport.

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College Addresses College Addresses

West Durrington Campus Littlehampton Road Worthing West Sussex BN12 6NU 0845 155 60 60 (Train Station: Goring-by-Sea)

Shoreham Airport Campus 10 Cecil Pashley Way Shoreham by Sea West Sussex BN43 5FF 01273 234350 (Train Station: Shoreham-by-Sea)

Broadwater Campus Broadwater Road Worthing West Sussex BN14 8HJ 01903 606456 (Train Station: Worthing)

Northbrook Hair & Beauty Training Academy Middle Road, Shoreham By Sea 01273 234393 (Train Station: Shoreham-by-Sea)

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Skillzone, Harwood Road, Littlehampton 01903 717465 (Train Station: Littlehampton)

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