Study Skills Coach

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Study Skills Coach  (to support the Junior Apprentice programme)

To deliver workshops that respond to students learning needs. The focus of the workshops will be to develop, academic skills, learning strategies and personal skills that will facilitate student success.

This post is based in Pontardawe  for 30 hours per week Monday to Friday 9.00 – 3.00pm.


The role involves, but is not limited to the following:

  • To contribute to the delivery of the Student Support Strategy aims and operational objectives and the Professional Standards Study Support staff;
  • To work collaboratively with academic staff to increase student attendance and attainment through early identification of students that would benefit from Study Skills support and intervention;
  • To contribute to the collection and analysis of transition data from feeder schools to identify vulnerable students and student groups that would benefit from specialist support;
  • To provide appropriate study skills support to ensure the effective transition of vulnerable students into and out of College;
  • To identify appropriate study skills interventions including referrals to external specialist support for students identified as at risk of leaving College;
  • To work in collaboration with the Wellbeing and Safeguarding team to provide a seamless student-centered support service;
  • To keep up to date and accurate student records on the Student Intervention Log and the electronic student record;
  • To develop and deliver a student-centered study skills action plan through a six-week cycle of support;
  • To plan and deliver 1-1 and group workshops for a diverse range of students to include literacy, numeracy and ICT together with such topics as learning techniques and presentation skills;
  • To develop workshops for groups of students with similar specialist support needs such as ALN or anxiety;
  • To engage students through a variety of platforms including face to face and remotely;
  • To deliver relevant Study Skills Coach duties to students under the age of 16;
  • To liaise with key stakeholders to ensure that student’s needs are met and attend specialist reviews when appropriate;
  • To attend and contribute to academic school meetings when appropriate;
  • To provide an advocacy service for students when required;
  • To participate in the work undertaken to track student attendance, engagement and progression;
  • To participate in the organisation and delivery of student activities such as Fresher’s Fairs, Taster Days, UCAS and student engagement events;
  • To undertake relevant administrative and clerical duties as required.


Candidates must have a level 4 qualification in a relevant discipline, and relevant equivalent experience. Candidates must hold a level 2 qualification in English and Maths (GCSE or equivalent) and be IT literate to Level 2 (with working knowledge of MS Office).  Experience of developing, planning and delivering workshops is essential as is working in a student facing role.  Basic Skills 9297 Level 2 (or equivalent) would be advantageous.


The rate of pay is £13.80 per hour.


Candidates must be fully compliance checked prior to commencement including references and enhanced DBS and must be registered with EWC as Further Education Support Worker.

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