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Student Services


Student Support: Information, Advice and Guidance

Selina McCann,
Student Services Officer

Signposting and Referral Service

Our Student Services Officer can offer you information, advice and guidance to help you put your educational and employment goals first.

If you’re struggling to get to class and focus on your work because of your personal circumstances you can make an appointment at reception to see Student Support where you can get help to:
  • Make contact with specialist organisations who can help you with issues such as housing, mental health, emotional support, physical health, sexual health, legal advice, financial advice, advocacy and food banks.
  • Make contact with organisations who offer training to compliment what you’re learning at ACE such as one to one reading support and community ESOL opportunities.
  • Make contact with organisations who can help you find a job or get into volunteering.
  • Student Services can also help you apply for financial support towards bus fares, childcare and course fees, progress between courses or progress to further education or university.

Our Partners

National Careers Service


Kendra Oliver
Careers Adsvisor

At ACE, we want to help you move closer towards employment and as part of our commitment to this, we work closely with the National Careers Service.

Every Monday, Careers Advisor Kendra Oliver is at ACE to help and support you towards securing work. She can help you create or update your CV, write a cover letter or apply for jobs. He can also help you find out about what courses are available in the local area to help you towards your career aspirations.

If you’d like to find out more or book an appointment with Kendra, please call 0161 342 4063.

Routes to Work

If you live in Tameside and have a disability or long term health condition that is preventing you from finding employment, Routes to Work can help you.

They are a supported employment service within Tameside Council offering advice, support and practical assistance for people with disabilities.

They offer a tailor made package of support individual to you.

This includes assessing your experiences, any relevant training that you have had and any qualifications that you have gained and finding out what job you want to do, what skills you have and what support needs you require.

They can maximise your chances of getting the right job by helping to:

  • Produce your CV
  • Practice interview skills
  • Accompany you to the interview
  • We will guide you through the recruitment process

For more information please call 0161 342 5200 or come to our Drop In at the Topaz Wellbeing Centre on Katherine Street Ashton under Lyne on the last Thursday of every month from 2pm to 4pm. There is no need to book.


Abi Downing Employment Support Officer Joanne Spurgeon Employment Officer Lorraine Pattison Lead Employment Officer Scott Beswick Employment Officer


Jigsaw Work Club

If you need support to improve your job seeking activities or help with keeping your Universal Credit account up to date New Charter Homes work club at ACE can support you.

Experienced friendly staff and volunteers can assist you with updating CVs and covering letters if you are looking to secure a job.

No need to make an appointment, just drop in any time on Tuesdays between 10am-12pm


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