Support for Learners

The Learning Support Team will provide support for learners and staff by seeking to ensure that appropriate provision is made. This can include a range of support mechanisms, some of which are outlined below.

Academic Access Workshops 15+ workshops designed to develop study skills. Each workshop runs once a week for three weeks. The groups are very small (max. 6 per group), entirely learner centred and led by a Learning Support Tutor.
Academic Access One-to-one Workshop– Bookable sessions where learners can have a three week rotation working individually with a Learning Support Tutor.
Mentoring One-to-One sessions weekly, every other week or monthly with our College Mentor. These sessions are particularly useful for our Asperger or visually impaired learners. The sessions focus on study skills and social skills.
Coaching One-to-one sessions weekly, every other week or monthly with our College Coach. These sessions focus purely on study skills and target setting.
College Counselling Service We have a number of trained counsellors at College, which are bookable via Senior Tutors.
Exam Access Arrangements We have specialist teachers and trained scribes, readers and transcribes. We can also assess learners for Exam Access Arrangements and Dyslexia.
Services of a Teacher of the Deaf, BSL Communicator and Note Taker Bought in as needed.
Providing Specialist Software/ Resources We can provide some specialist software and can bid for additional funding for software and resources should a learner require something specific./td>

This list is not definitive! Please get in touch with us in the Learning Support Department for further information or to ask a question. If you have a Learning Support need, we encourage you to get in touch with the Learning Support Department as soon as possible.