Student Support

Our students come from all walks of life and success can be anything from getting out more and meeting new friends, to gaining new knowledge or self-management skills. The college celebrates the lived experience of everyone (tutors as well as students) and recognises that we all have the ability to change and grow.

We encourage students to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with a student adviser which will help you decide what you want out of Buckinghamshire Recovery College. Completing an ILP will help you identify your learning goals based on your hopes and ambitions. It will help you choose courses that will best support you to reach those goals and help you monitor your progress.

You can discuss any support you may need before the start of your course. This can either be done through your ILP or through a discussion with the college co-ordinator when you enrol. Please let us know of any learning, mobility or sensory challenges when registering so we can do everything possible to ensure your time at the college is both rewarding and successful.


Buckinghamshire Recovery College offers free courses to:

  • Anyone over the age of 18…

Student Pathway

Step 1: You Express an Interest
Complete the Expression of Interest form via the website homepage or print and post option to our address.
Or alternatively
Talk to a member of the Buckinghamshire Recovery College team via 07748328758 or contact via email at

Step 2: Admissions Team Contacts You
Admission Team will contact you to arrange a meeting and to provide information about enrolment and induction

Step 3: Attending Enrolment/Induction
Meet with a member of the Buckinghamshire Recovery College team and discuss what you would like to gain from the college and what the college and the courses can offer you. Together you will create your Individual Learning plan (ILP) Any courses you wish to attend are booked (if possible) and a future review is planned.

Step 4: Induction
You complete induction by attending the recovery College Induction Course and will receive confirmation of the course you have booked on

Step 5: Attend the course(s)

Step 6: Review
Once you have attended the agreed course(s) you meet with a member of the team to review your achievements and ILP.


To enrol we ask that students provide personal information and to agree to the purposes for which it may be used. Please note that student’s health records are not accessible to course Tutors.

During the workshops, students do not have to mention anything at all about their professional life, history or mental health problems.  If students do share anything this will be treated in confidence unless the Tutors assess that someone’s safety is at risk.

Code of Conduct

As a student at the Buckinghamshire Recovery College we aim to give you all the support and guidance you need to achieve success. The Code of Conduct is a guide to show you what we expect from students at the College so that we can help you to achieve success in a supportive and non-threatening environment.

Our College is a student-focused, multi-ethnic community of students and staff who will work closely together. It is important that they are able to do so with minimum disruption in a safe space.

Our vision is to provide a learning experience that is accessible to all. We recognise that people and communities hold their own solutions and through working together, everyone can realise their own unique potential.

As a student at Buckinghamshire Recovery College we expect you to:

  1. Show respect to all students and staff, not use offensive or racist language, never discriminate or harass others and not to wear logo’s or slogans that could be offensive to others.
  2. To respect the wellbeing and property of the other members of the college.
  3. To take an active part in your own learning and use the resources made available to you
  4. To refrain from using mobile phones/electronic devices during the session
  5. To attend courses punctually and let us know if you can’t make it
  6. To communicate your wishes as to how we can support your wellbeing whilst attending sessions.
  7. To advise us of things that may be preventing you from getting the most out of your learning experience.
  8. To refrain from the use of alcohol and illicit substances while attending the recovery college.

We all have a responsibility to ensure that this Code of Conduct is respected and adhered to. Please do approach College staff if you have any concerns. If we feel you have breached this Code of Conduct, we will discuss this with you and work towards finding a way forward