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Learning Support


The College offers flexible, individually tailored support. This allows students to develop vital learning and life skills so that able to fulfil their absolute potential.

We are an approachable, friendly, dedicated and very experienced team. We are comprised of specialist tutors, support coordinators and learning support assistants.

Learning Support assists in groups or on a one-to-one basis:

  • Students with literacy and/or numeracy needs
  • General learning difficulties
  • Specific learning difficulties (SpLD)
  • Deaf or hearing impaired students
  • Blind or partially sighted students
  • Students with medical and/or physical disabilities
  • Students requiring exam support
  • Students requiring language support

For students with a Educational & Health Care Plan (EHCP) or have previously received additional support at schools please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to talk about your needs.

We offer a comprehensive range of support that includes:

  • In or out of class support
  • Lunch provision - to develop social interaction skills and to improve knowledge and understanding
  • Exam access arrangements
  • Additional 1 to 1 and small group tuition
  • Communication support
  • Practical assistance
  • Transcription and note-taking
  • Large print and alternatively formatted texts
  • Progression and future development support

Students can arrange confidential support interviews by ticking the College application form, speaking to a Progress Coach, a Class Tutor of by contacting Lerning Support directly on 01708 455011 extension 2220.

Exam Support
You may be entitled to specialist assistance in your exams. A member of our team can assess your needs and arrangements will be made where applicable.

Literacy/Numeracy Support
Support may be available for learners who need to improve their reading, writing or numeracy skills. This could be in-class or additional sessions on a 1:1 or group basis.

Other General Learning Difficulties
If you have received additional support at school or feel that you would benefit from some additional support, please indicate this on your application form. We will then contact you to discuss your request.

SpLD, including Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, ASD
If you have a diagnosed SpLD we may support you either individually, in a group or with assistive technology. We can also provide advice if you feel you might have a SpLD, but have not previously been diagnosed.

Hearing Impairment
A Communication Support Worker (CSW) can be provided to support learners in and out of class. Specialist equipment and resources are available to meet the needs of individual learners.

Medical/Physical Disability
We have a wide range of equipment available for learners. Learning Support Assistants are available across all sites to support learners who may require assistance with medical/physical needs.

Visual Impairment
The College’s Transcription Service is able to adapt course materials to individual learners’ requirements and we can provide other assistive technology depending on requirements.

Language Support
Learners will be assessed by the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) team and appropriate support determined.

Supporting Mental Health Wellbeing
If you feel that you would benefit from some additional support please indicate this on your application form. We will contact you to discuss your request.

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