School Links: Welcome

Welcome to the School Links College Programme.  This page will tell you all you need to know before you get started.

Getting Started

Welcome to the School Links College Programme.  By now, you should have received your offer letter from your school.

The letter has your Student ID number (8 digit number) on it. It also contains links to your Induction information, including Easy Guides to NESCol IT & Systems, and a welcome video, which you can also watch on this page.

Code of Commitment

Also on your letter was the link to the ‘Code of Commitment’ form to be completed by all pupils joining us on the School Links Programme. If you have not already done so, please complete this form:

Code of Commitment form


You should have received an Enrolment Link from your school.

If you have not enrolled, please enrol now. You will need your surname (last name), your 8 digit student ID number and your date of birth.

Accessing Blackboard

Once you have enrolled, you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Blackboard. This is where you will find all your course information and can communicate with your lecturer.

If you need help loggin on to black board please use our guide:

Blackboard – Logging in for the first time.

Return to Campus

All the School Links programmes including the Foundation Apprenticeships will be taught online until the end of October 2020.

Once face-to-face teaching starts (dates to be confirmed), please read the information below before entering any of the College Campuses:

Information for Parents

If your child is applying to take a School Links Programme course whilst continuing at school, it is important that they are supported by you in fully engaging with the course.

Learn more


Information for Guidance Teachers

If you are supporting a young person applying for a School College Links course, it is important to ensure they are aware of the commitment they will be expected to make to the course, and that they are fully supported in the application process.

Learn more

Foundation Apprenticeships

Designed as a blend of college, school and work–based learning they give young people hands–on learning and practical experience in the world of work.

Learn more about Foundation Apprenticeships