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Additional Learning Support

Additional support for learning means giving students extra help or support so they can get the most out of their education and reach their fullest potential. Each College offers extra support in literacy, language, numeracy and in a variety of skills to help you to learn and achieve your chosen qualification. There is also support available for a range of physical, sensory or medical needs.

 Areas that you might need help with:

  • Some practical help with your studies; many learners are not 100% confident with planning and doing assignments or aren't quite sure what is expected of them
  • You may have a physical mobility, hearing or sight impairment
  • You may have a condition such as Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourettes or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • You may have a specific learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia or Dyspraxia
  • You may have medical or health issues such as Asthma, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes, ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) or Mental Health Difficulties, Depression
  • You may need some help with your exams (extra time, reader, scribe, separate room, prompt)

Whatever the challenge or obstacle, college Learning Support Teams are here to work alongside you and provide you with practical help and support. The Colleges experienced and trained staff are committed to working inclusively, using a variety of methods to meet learners' personal needs across a range of difficulties and disabilities.