Student Support

Whenever you need any kind of help or advice during your time at Hugh Baird College, or if you just need a friendly face to chat to, our experienced Student Support team in The POD are here for you.


Supporting you all the way

Coming to college is big change in your life, whether you’re joining us straight from school or returning to education after a break. There’s so much information to take in, and so many different things to consider.

The important thing to remember: don’t worry. We’re here to help and support you through every part of your story – from questions about courses and financial help, to advice on personal issues and future career opportunities.

Our friendly and experienced team love helping students like you, every single day. If you’ve got any kind of question, worry or problem – no matter how big or small – you can always talk to them.


‘One stop shop’ for outstanding support

The POD is the central place at Hugh Baird College to get information on just about everything. If you want to find out about courses or careers, get financial information, or chat about an issue outside of College, our team of experts are here to help. Drop by whenever you want, or if you prefer, you can always make an appointment.

Careers Advice

Do you need help exploring your career options? Are you struggling to know where to start when looking for a future job or career? Whatever your need, our impartial Careers Advisors can help.

Our team of advisors are highly qualified, Matrix accredited professionals, which means they’re fully trained to help you find the perfect career option that suits you. They’re able to offer you Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) any time you need it, whether you’re a member of the community, a current student or former student.

Request a career advice appointment

Call 0151 353 4444 Email the team

Career Coach

Our Career Coach tool can help you find your dream career. It provides current and future local information on wages, employment, job postings and the associated courses that we offer.

The tool and information should be used as a starting point and a helpful guide. Any information can be discussed in further detail with a member of our team.

Launch Career Coach

Gatsby Benchmarks

In January 2018 the Government released a set of careers guidance benchmarks to ensure high quality and aspirational careers advice and guidance was available to all students. The 'Gatsby Benchmarks' outline the expected standards for quality careers guidance:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

To find out how we promote effective careers guidance to our students, download our current careers planners and the enrichment programme of events: