What is it?
Learning Support provides direct support for you if you need help in the classroom. You could have a personal tutor helping you in the classroom, helping with reading, writing or language support, or a tutor giving you help outside the classroom to complete a task or revise some work.
Some learners may need special equipment or resources to help them, and we will work out what would help you achieve on your course.
It is there to help learners gain access to, progress towards and successfully achieve their learning goals.
Who is it for?
- Learners with learning difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia)
- Learners with physical disabilities
- Learners with any of the disabilities covered in the Disability Discrimination Act (ADHD, Aspergers, the Autistic Spectrum etc)
- Learners who may have mental health and/or behavioural difficulties.
- Learners who have specific needs and require support whether in the form of resources, equipment or a support worker.
How you can receive additional learning support
At enrolment, just place a tick in the box, which asks you whether you think you need support and one of our staff will contact you.
Talk to your tutor about what happens if you need any extra help.
If you think you would benefit from learning support, you can discuss it in confidence and your tutor will help you. The tutor will arrange for someone from the Learning Support Team to come and talk to you.
If you need a piece of equipment we can investigate what is available and, if it is appropriate, we can buy this for you to use when you are in your class.
Learners aged 16-19
You can contact Fiona Joy, the Learning Support Adviser, on
01482 615 249
Learners aged 20+
You can contact Pauline Elvidge, Adult Learning Support Adviser, on
01482 615 277