Induction and welcome – A Level

NEW STUDENT Induction and welcome

Here is all the important information you need to make the most of your first day at college.

Your first day will be either Monday 6 September or Tuesday 7 September. You should have received this information via email.

It is really important that you only attend on the day you have been allocated. If you have not received an email with this information, please contact us.

Hardbrock cafe row

If you have any questions, please contact:   01590 625 555

All you need to know about starting College in September

This webpage contains all the essential information for students and parents/guardians for starting or returning to Brock College in September.

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Passport to Study

Ready to get going? Access your passport to study course where you will find activities and coursework for you to complete before you start next week.

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What will happen on the day?

The purpose of induction day is to give you a chance to get all the essential information you need, find your way around campus and have the first lesson in all of your courses. Here’s what will happen on the day:

  • Check-in through the main hall.
  • Go to your welcome tutor session and receive your timetable for the day and other essential information.
  • Attend lessons in each of the subjects you have chosen.
  • Attend a talk by the principal and assistant principal.
  • Get a chance to try out some Enrichments.
  • Explore the campus.
  • Complete a COVID-19 lateral flow test if you have opted-in to testing.
  • Receive your College IT login details.

NOTE: If you are an existing student, but starting a brand new course, then you will need to attend your induction day.

If you are an existing student returning for the second year of a two-year course you will be starting on your first timetabled day. You should have received an email with more information.


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Key information

What should I wear?

You can wear what you like at College. However, if your programme includes sport, exercise, fitness or performing arts, please bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

Please also bring with you a pen and paper.


You will have a timetabled 30-minutes for lunch.

The HardBrock café will be open to serve a variety of hot and cold food.  You can pay with either cash or card, however, contactless payments are preferred.

If the HardBrock is busy, or you would like to explore the surrounding area, you can walk into Brockenhurst village where there is a mix of cafes and shops serving food. We ask that you do not go into the village with more than four people in your group.

Free periods

When you receive your timetable, you may have a free period.  During these sessions you can:

  • Explore the campus. There are plenty of open spaces at the College both inside and out.
  • Visit the LRC where you will find a range of books, journals and magazines to read.
  • Try out an Enrichment.

What time does the day end?

Lessons finish at Brock at 4.20pm and the College buses leave at 4.30pm.

Bursaries & Financial Support

We understand that further education may involve some extra expenses.Students in LRC

There are a number of ways to access help with these costs.

  • Ensure that your family is accessing all the state benefits they are entitled to, including Child Benefits.
  • Check with your Local Authority to see if they will assist with travel costs (now mainly aimed at students with special needs).
  • Check if there is help available from local charities or trust funds.
  • Apply to our College Bursary Fund.


For extensive information on Bursaries and financial support, please click the button below.


Travelling to Brock

If you’re travelling by train and have not yet collected your train pass, please make sure you have a valid ticket for the day as train inspectors often check tickets around this time.

If you’re travelling by bus and don’t already have your bus pass, you can use your college ID card as proof that you are a Brock student, but you’ll need to ensure you collect your bus pass at induction.

For extensive travel information, please click the button below.

Travel info

Contact Details

01590 625 555