The College offers extra support in literacy, language, numeracy and in a variety of skills to help you to learn and achieve your chosen qualification. There is also support available for a range of physical, sensory or medical needs including mental health.

What is available?

We offer support in reading, writing, speaking, study skills and numeracy. This can be provided in a number of ways:

  • Additional one-on-one out of class support sessions
  • Extra workshops and/or drop-in sessions
Dyslexia

You can receive support including:

  • Advice and guidance
  • Assistance with assignments
  • Assessment for access arrangements for exams
  • Training on specialist equipment such as voice-activated software
Physical, sensory or medical/mental health needs

You can receive support including:

  • Support Assistants
  • Communicator/Signer
  • Specialist Software/Equipment
  • Documents in appropriate formats
Learners with Education, Health and Care plans:

High Need provision is embedded within Inclusive Learning and across the college on mainstream programs. The college recognises its role in supporting learners with high support needs and is proactive in ensure that the appropriate support and resources are in place and applied in line with Education, Health and Care plans.

What is High Need?
A learner with a high need is defined as a young person aged 16 to 18 who requires additional support costing over £6,000 and any young person aged 19 to 24 subject to a learning difficulty assessment or, in future, an education, health and care plan, who requires additional support costing over £6,000.

Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 explains the current arrangements for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The Act aims to encourage education, health and social care services to work together. Local authorities must describe the provision available to young people in the area by publicising the ‘local offer’. A young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she has:
• a significantly greater difficulty in learning than most others of the same age
• a disability that prevents or hinders him or her from using facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream post-16 institutions

For more information on Additional Learning Support, please use the contact details provided below.

Seonaid Gooding for enquiries about disability support 0207 565 1200
ext 2115
Clare Brazier for enquiries about dyslexia or Language Literacy support 020 7565 1220
ext 2200

For all other enquiries, related to College information or courses, please call 020 8741 1688.