Student carers

Do you provide care for a family member or friend outside of college? Discover the resources and support tailored to your needs right here.

Who can we help?

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends due to illness, disability, mental health problems or addiction, who could not manage without this help. This includes those in receipt of carers allowance or young carers grant.

New College Lanarkshire will ensure that student carers can gain their qualification in a learning environment that is rewarding and ensures equal opportunities. Our commitment is to support you in every way we can; to assist in removing barriers and to help to ensure you have the best possible experience with us.


The support we can offer you

We will support you to overcome any additional barriers created by any life circumstances which may affect your attendance, progression, and achievement on your chosen programme of study. 

As a student carer, we will provide you with a Student Adviser who will be on hand to support you throughout your studies. We will also provide you with dedicated information about our courses, funding and the range of support services available to you.

It's our job to ensure that your transition to college life is as easy as possible, and we can help you familiarise yourself with our campuses before your course starts. 

We'll also make sure that the guidance and support offered to you is seamless, confidential and invisible to others.

When supporting you, it's our job to make sure you feel listened to and we'll help you overcome any obstacles that may arise or could become a barrier to success - we will be responsive to your needs and do this by working in partnership with your course tutor, the Students Association and other support agencies. Ensuring you are listened to, supported, included and respected.

As you come towards the end of your course, we'll also be here to discuss your next steps for life beyond college.