What support is available?

The type of study support you may require will depend on your individual needs, however, the support available can include:

  • learning support in literacy, numeracy and study skills
  • special equipment and aids (e.g. hearing loop, large print)
  • access arrangements for external examinations (e.g. extra time, reader, scribe, word processor)
  • individual support from a Learning Support Assistant
  • note takers

Our Study Support team are here to provide extra help if and when you need it. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries - we treat all enquiries on a confidential basis.

education, health and care plans (ehcp)

If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan, please contact us before applying for your course so that we can discuss your support needs with you.

mental health & well-being

We are committed to supporting the health and well-being of all of our students and have trained Mental Health First Aiders and Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) on site. We can signpost learners to a wide range of resources and external services to help improve their mental health and well-being. All students are treated as an individual and support will be offered based on individual needs and personal circumstances. 

counselling service for adult students

We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new pilot counselling service at the Adult and Higher Education Campus. This programme will be staffed by current students on the Foundation Degree in Counselling and be available to our students who need that extra little bit of help (please note this excludes Leisure and Language students). We are hopeful that this programme will grow and enable more of our counselling students to enhance their practice and more of our students to get the extra help and support they need to succeed.