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Additional Learning Support

Supporting you as a learner.


Supporting you as a learner

As a service we actively promote equality and inclusion by

  • Providing information and advice before, during and after learning
  • Discussing your learning needs to find out your starting points
  • Offering local provision in different settings, day and evening, and distance learning
    courses whenever possible
  • Offering reduced fees for those on low income or in receipt of certain benefits
  • Offering support to overcome practical barriers to education such as providing help
    with computer skills, English and maths skills alongside classroom support for
    learners with additional needs.
  • Providing both accredited and non-accredited courses to suit the needs of our learners
  • Challenging any form of discrimination

Fairness for All – Equality and Diversity

We are committed to meeting our duties under UK and other equality legislation and actively tackling discrimination in all its forms. The Equality Act 2010 gives people the right not to be treated less favourably by public authorities because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and/or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

The Human Rights Act 1998 also requires public authorities to uphold and respect the standards set out in the European Convention on Human Rights

Additional Learning Support

If you have a learning difference, disability, or health condition including any mental health issues that might affect your learning, then please let us know at enrolment or discuss this in confidence with your tutor. We will do everything we can to offer additional support or adjustments in your class if required. You may be eligible for:

  • Additional learning aids or equipment, such as screen readers or hearing loops.
  • Examination access arrangements, subject to approval by the examination body,
  • Individual support in your class such as a learning support assistant to help with notetaking or extra instruction, signer etc,
  • Help with reading, writing or maths.

We also have a wide range of learning aids (pen grips, coloured overlays, reading glasses, etc.) available in centres for you to borrow if needed. Please talk to your tutor in the first instance if you are worried about your progress or are not happy with any aspect of your course. Please note that we will need reasonable notice to put appropriate support in place.