Support for Learning
Associate Principal (Care)
You should discuss your particular requirements before you start your course with a member of the Support for Learning Team. This will not affect your application for a place at the College, and will help us put in place any reasonable support and/or adjustments that have been agreed before you start your course.
Additional Support Needs / Extended Learning Support
We are here to help.
- Do you have hearing or visual difficulties?
- You may have a long term illness
- Have you got a physical disability?
- Do you suffer from depression?
- Has a learning difficulty held you back previously?
- Do you think you might be dyslexic?
Working with your subject Lecturers and Course Tutor, the Support for Learning Lecturers will help organise additional resources and support to ensure that you achieve your goals.
We have a range of special aids, enabling technologies and equipment and software that can be loaned to you while you are studying and we can arrange to have materials available on tape, in large print or in braille.
The College has a wide range of enabling technologies to assist students who have a disability or special learning need.
If you think you might need specialist aids to assist you in your learning, you should speak to a member of the Support for Learning Team before you enrol. They will help you identify the equipment that is most suitable for your needs and also identify whether the resources are available in College or whether you should apply for funding through the Disabled Students' Allowance (HE students) or the Additional Support Needs for Learning Allowance (FE students).
Sometimes some of our students hit problems. You may feel that
- You need a hand to get started
- You can't cope
- You have too much to do
- You don't know what is expected of you
- You are behind with your studies through illness
Come along to a workshop and speak to the tutor. The workshops are led by YOU, so you tell us what will help you.
Literacy and Numeracy Support
If you do not have a core skills profile before you enrol, you may be asked to complete a CS profile at interview or during induction.
If your English or Maths skills are rusty, or perhaps you never had a chance to brush up these skills before, there are workshops which you can join. Alternatively, you may opt to join the Skills for Life workshops to brush up on study skills or areas of learning that are rusty or have given problems in the past such as essay writing, report writing, grammar, punctuation, fractions, decimals and percentages to name but a few!
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