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Tutorials


At Doncaster College, all full-time further education students are matched with a personal Student Progress and Performance Tutor who helps you take responsibility for your learning and development while you are with us.

We support and help you with your own learning in a number of ways. My Tutorial provides you with the opportunity to develop transferable skills, helping you get ready for employment.

Subjects Covered

During your studies and study support sessions, you’ll cover some key themes and topics. Through our tutorial programme we are supporting and promoting the Government’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural curriculum. Here is an overview of some of the themes and topics you will study and develop during your time with us.

Types of Tutorial and Reports to Home

Some of your tutorial sessions will be group-based, focusing on your welfare and personal and social skills. Topics will include healthy relationships, financial education, staying safe, and more.

Our Group Tutorials, along with MySOLE modules, will often link into themed weeks and days at the College, such as Anti-Bullying Week, Stay Safe Week, and Enterprise Week.

Topics Covered in Group Tutorials

  • Anti-Bullying
  • Introduction to My SOLE
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Prevent
  • Financial Education
  • Exit Diagnostics

These are face-to-face sessions you’ll have with the rest of your group and your SPPT. Attendance of these sessions is mandatory.

You will be kept informed of when these sessions will occur by your tutors.

You will have completed a diagnostic assessment prior to starting your programme of study. After Easter all full time students will repeat the diagnostic after the Easter break when you have a timetabled Tutorial slot.

You will be emailed a copy of your first diagnostic test result to your College email and then emailed the result of the second so you can compare.

The most important thing is that you try your very best. This test will measure the progress you have made since arriving at College so give yourself the best chance of showing this by using the full allocation of time – don’t rush.

This test is for you to check how much you have progressed and it will also inform you, and Tutors, what areas you still need to work on.

If you would like to talk to someone about the results please see your English or Maths Tutor. Alternatively please contact your Course Leader or Student Progress and Performance Tutor.

As a student at Doncaster College, you have your own Student Progress and Performance Tutor who is there to give you support with any aspect of your studies. They are here to help you think about your future and what steps you need to take to achieve your targets.

You will have up to five one-to-one sessions over the year. The support and guidance can include a range of topics such as:

  • One-to-One Tutorial Meetings
  • Target Setting
  • Career Planning
  • Stretch and Challenge Tasks
  • Academic Skills Development
  • Referral to other College support services

There are two Reports to Home each academic year, one before Christmas and the other at Easter.

The Report to Home gives an overview of progress, attendance and developmental points. We hope parents and carers will take time to read through the report and discuss the content.

All students will meet with their Student Progress and Performance Tutor before the end of the academic year to discuss progression routes and to support them to complete their programme of study.

Should you require any further information regarding Reports to Home or need support accessing ProPortal please email reporthome.feedback@don.ac.uk and request a call back. You will be contacted by a Student Progress and Performance Tutor within 2 working days.

Tutorial Policy

The College is committed to enabling students to reach their potential and progress to the next level of study or into the world of work by developing the necessary skills and attributes.

Click here to download our Tutorial Policy