Additional Learning Support is available to learners with disabilities and learning difficulties, and in some cases also to those learners who need further help with their literacy, numeracy or language.

We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities and/or learning difficulties are treated fairly and equally. We'll make all reasonable adjustments to ensure that you are not disadvantaged at College.

Our additional learning support team will provide you with support to become more independent.

We'll ask you for any information about your learning needs so we can plan your support programme with you.

Depending on eligibility, support is available for:

  • Dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Physical, mobility or sensory difficulties 
  • Medical conditions: epilepsy, ME
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
  • Language, literacy or numeracy skills
  • Personal care   
  • Specialist Support Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Support could include:

  • Assessment of learning needs to inform support
  • One-to-one support sessions
  • Help with personal organisation - this may include time-keeping, organisation, study skills and sequencing events
  • Referral to student welfare/counselling
  • Exam access arrangements
  • Support in class
  • Communication support workers and British Sign Language interpreters
  • Adapted documents and materials, e.g. large print, coloured paper
  • Assistive software and technology

As well as our specialist lecturers, we also have learning support assistants to help you find your way around College, take notes for you, act as communicators and look after your general welfare.

Educational Health and Care Plans (EHCP) are for those aged between 0 and 24 who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. If you have SEN, but do not have an EHCP, you are still entitled to support in order to be successful during your time at College.

We appreciate that all students have different support requirements, so contact our student support and welfare team using the contact details below.

Contact the ALS teams:

Telephone: 01634 383740

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