Supporting Young People

At Yeovil College our vision is to maximise potential for all; no matter where a student has started on their journey – this is our promise to you. We will give your young person the opportunity to learn the right skills, knowledge, experience and know-how to set them up for a successful future, whether the goal is an apprenticeship, a degree or a career.

We have a variety of resources available to help parents, carers and guardians. These resources have been curated specifically to help you to support your young person.

The Parent Perspective

This is The Parent Perspective, a podcast created by Amazing Apprenticeships & Not Going To Uni, hosted by BBC presenter Rachel Burden, and designed to help parents and carers support their children in making more informed career decisions.


Supporting Young People

This is our Supporting Young People handbook, curated specifically for parents or guardians of young people.

Here you can watch our presentations about how we support young people at Yeovil College.


South Somerset 14-19 Partnership – Families’ Guide

The South Somerset 14-19 Partnership has worked incredibly hard to produce a set of resources that support transitions into post-16 routes. We have displayed the Families’ Guide below, but you can also visit the Parternship’s website here for more helpful resources.

Ofsted Report

  • Excellent and productive partnerships with the College’s local communities, especially with local employers, ensure that courses prepare learners well for progression to employment or further education and training.
  • Apprentices gain the skills and confidence they need to secure permanent jobs or to gain higher levels of responsibility or promotion.
  • Teachers develop learners’ work-related skills and understanding of employment well. They effectively draw on the expertise they gain from working in industry when teaching.
  • A wide range of additional activities, including high-quality work placements, enriches learners’ study programmes.
  • Children looked after, those previously on free school meals and those who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities receive well-planned support, education and training that ensure that a high proportion complete and achieve their qualifications.
  • College leaders have improved the quality of provision. They have created a culture in which staff work resolutely in the best interests of their learners and the college is a purposeful community.
  • Governors, senior leaders and managers, working closely with staff, have ensured that the quality of provision and outcomes for learners have improved over the previous three years.

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Top Performing College

It’s official! The data is out and we are the top performing college in the South West! We couldn’t be more proud of this achievement and definitely can’t stop shouting about it!

When you join the top performing college in the whole of the South West for A Levels, Vocational and Technical levels, T Levels, Apprenticeships and Degrees, you know you are going to achieve!

Why go anywhere else?