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.

“The college has helped me as an autistic student by adapting the work to the right standard for me to understand the work. The teachers also break down the work for me to understand. The college makes me feel valued and accepted as a student who has autism” – Lianne Nicholls

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