Parents & Carers

At Hugh Baird College your son, daughter or dependent will be encouraged to reach their full potential and we aim to get them ready for the next stage of their journey.

Supporting your child or dependent

We’re known for the support we provide our students and we’re here to help every step of the way. We will support your son, daughter or dependent to gain the right skills and qualifications and prepare them the next stage of their journey, whether they go on to start their career, go to university or take an apprenticeship.

The success of our learners depends largely on their commitment, their attitude to study and their motivation to succeed. We hope you’ll join us in supporting and encouraging them to take their studies seriously, attend regularly, be punctual and hand work in on time.

Latest Ofsted Report

Our latest Ofsted inspection report in March 2018 reflected all the hard work our leadership team, teaching staff, and support staff have put into Hugh Baird College, with ‘Good’ results for all our college-based courses. We’ve also been commended on the quality of our teaching, our personal development and support programmes, and the outcomes of our learners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to some questions that parents and carers often ask us:

In some ways, school and college are similar - attendance is compulsory, deadlines for the submission of work are in place and our learners are expected to behave in a responsible way.

There is no upper age limit at college, we have many adult learners and although most attend courses designed for adults, we welcome them on all our courses. It is possible that there may be adult learners on your child/dependent's course and they are nearly always very committed to their course and work hard, so they set a fantastic example to 16-17 year olds.

There are a range of grants and bursaries for which your child/dependent may be eligible. For further information take a look at our Student Finance section.

You get Child Benefit if you’re responsible for a child under 16 (or under 20 if they stay in approved education or training). For more information, visit:

If appropriate, our Student Services team can advise you and put you in touch with the appropriate external agencies.

Our Learner Support team can help with a wide range of difficulties including; physical and learning disabilities, dyslexia, Irlen Syndrome, mental health needs, visual impairment, hearing impairment and emotional support. Our Student Services team can advise you on this support or you can indicate specific needs when you make an application to come to the College.

Please contact their Study Programme Coordinator or a member of our Student Services team.

Yes. Hugh Baird College is a safe environment, confirmed by Ofsted in our last inspection. All staff are trained in Safeguarding and we have a team of dedicated Safeguarding Officers as well as zero tolerance on bullying.

No. We can enrol students from any area in the UK.

Useful Links

Below are links to websites that you may find useful
(we do not hold any responsibility for their content):

UCAS Undergraduate: advice for parents and guardians
Educate Against Hate
NSPCC - Keeping Children Safe