The Learning Support Team can support you, whatever course you’re on, working with your current Educational Health Care Plan.

Students require extra help with the studies including those with:

  • Hearing Impairments
  • ASD
  • Physical Needs
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Visual Impairment
  • Specific Learning Difficulty

Our friendly and approachable staff are qualified in:

  • EHCP Review
  • Manual Handling
  • Infection Control
  • Medication
  • Sign Language
  • Safeguarding
  • Person Centred Planning
  • Learning Disabilities

We can enable you to become a more independent learner by:

  • Support in class, either group or 1 to 1
  • Support in note taking
  • Access to individual resources and equipment
  • Assistance with care needs

Level 1

Your individual needs will be discussed with your Personal Coach during tutorial and communicated to the curriculum staff involved in your learning journey. It may include the following:

  • Provision of lesson materials on Moodle.
  • Adapted learning strategies and resources within the classroom to support SpLD.
  • Use of accessibility software to support a range of individual needs.
  • Access to the college counselling service.
  • Tutorial with Personal Coach on a regular basis.
  • Level 2

    This will be organised via a referral from your Personal Coach to the learning Support team if you both feel an assessment for additional support is required. This may include everything in level 1 but could also include:

  • Access to the support equipment through the Learner Support Fund.
  • Additional support from outreach services (Autism Outreach, Specialist Impairment Service etc.), if required.
  • Access to a mentor appointment.
  • Qualified assessors to complete an assessment for reasonable adjustments for formal examinations (or application with supporting medical evidence).
  • Access to a quieter space when needed.
  • Level 3

    This level of support will be provided based upon the specific needs outlined in your Educational Health Care Plan and could include the following in addition to the other levels:

  • Transition arrangements.
  • Support within the classroom (Covid guidelines pending).
  • Personal care.
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