Advice Services

We're Here to Help

Going to College can be a daunting experience. But don't worry; the College has a strong reputation for the level of advice and support that is available to learners.

The quality of the College's advice and guidance support is such that the College was awarded the Investors in People Gold and Matrix Accreditation, amongst other accreditations, for its information, advice and guidance services.

Discover more about the advice and guidance service that is available before you start college, during your time at college and when you are preparing to progress to higher study or employment.

Careers Advice

You can speak to a careers advisor who will listen, give advice, information, support and practical help on lots of topics. It could be anything from careers advice through to relationships, college or home problems. The service offered is confidential, reliable, helpful and is already making a real difference to the lives of young people

Can I get impartial careers advice and guidance?

During term time, we offer a range of careers advice services with an advisor. The adviser has professional qualifications in careers guidance and offers a confidential, independent and impartial service to students and their parents / carers. Pop in to Student Service or give them a call for further information. 

How will I get to know about job vacancies?

Each of our departments has close relationships with potential employers locally and nationally. Your tutor will keep you up-to-date with any roles they think may be suitable for you. A range of job vacancies for during your study and as a graduate are advertised on our website too, as well as apprenticeship vacancies.

Can I get information about writing CVs and applying for jobs?

YES - you can get assistance with all aspects of job search and applications to build on the learning experiences that take place within the courses. Ask your tutor or Student Services for more information. 

Student Services

Our 'one stop shop' team provides advice and guidance and is located centrally within the main building. The team provides the very best service before you start College and during your time with us, We can help with your enquiries, application and enrolment processing and deal with financial issues, accommodation or transport concerns.

Every student has a course manager or personal tutor who is available to give advice and support, both formally through the tutorial system and informally through our 'open door' policy.

We get asked many questions and aim to give you all the answers - but here are some of the more frequent ones:

How long does it take for my application to be processed?

We aim to process all applications within ten working days of your application being received. For Further Education courses, you will be offered a formal interview during this time. 

If I want to apply for two different courses can I use one application form?

YES - you can use the same application form providing you indicate your choices clearly. We will arrange your interviews to take place on the same day wherever possible.

When will I found out if I have a place at Bishop Burton College?

Once you have been interviewed, we will send you an offer of a place within five days.

When will I receive my details regarding the start of my course?

You will receive joining instructions from us during the summer before you start your course, usually by late July. This will include details of the items you will need for your course, financial information, term dates, bus timetables and enrolment dates.

Is there a College bus I can get and how much does it cost?

YES. If you are a full-time student on a Further Education course we do have college buses and there is no cost to travel on them. All we ask is that you fill in a bus pass application form; details of which are in your joining instructions.

Will I be able to live on campus and what are the costs?

If you live more than 20 miles from the college and following a course that has early morning duties or weekend, then you may be able to live on campus. The cost of living on campus depends on the type of room you choose. Find out more about our accommodation.

Will there be any financial help available to me?

There are a range of financial support options available, depending on your circumstances, including if you are a Further Education or Higher Education student. Call our Student Services team for more information, or visit our Further Education Financial Support and Degree Finance pages.

What happens if I change my mind before the start of term?

We understand that sometimes this may happen. Whilst we would not want to lose you as a student we respect your decision. All we ask is that you contact the college and let us know you will not be taking your place.


Why do you have a Chaplain?

We believe that the presence of the chaplain on campus provides a different source of support. Our chaplain comes from a background in youth work and is very familiar with supporting the needs of our students.

What if my belief is not Church of England?

The chaplain will support everyone and ensure all requirements are met

Can I get to a church each week?

The chaplain will assist you with getting to your place of worship. She is on site twice a week and is knowledgeable on all religious requirements