Learning Support For Further Education
What type of support is available?
Support will be tailored to your needs. Here are some examples of support that may be available:
- Specialist lecturing support
- Tackling assignments and report writing
- Organising and planning including time management
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Exam revision
- Assessment for exam adjustments (e.g. extra time)
- Using assistive and specialist technology
- Improving proofreading skills
- Communication, emotional and social skills
- Confidence building with academic work
- One page profiles
- 1:1, small group or whole class support
- Access to a Learning Support Assistant
- Signposting to other services
Assistive technology is available to support your independence. This is available on all our college PCs and includes reading and mind mapping software. All college Chromebooks also have the facility to use reading software and voice typing. We can advise you and teach you how to use assistive technology.
Planning for your support in college is important to us. We work closely with you, parents /guardians, schools and outside agencies to help ensure your transition runs smoothly.
- We attend Student Reviews in Year 10 / 11 so we can meet you and plan your support needs. This is organised through the school Additional Learning Needs Coordinator, Careers Wales and external support agencies.
- We can discuss support that will be outlined in your Learning and Skills Plan or Individual Development Plan.
- We can provide information about college courses and support that may be available.
- We can inform you of Open Evenings and taster events, where you can meet Learning Support staff and discuss support needs.
- We offer bespoke campus visits and taster sessions.
- We can find out if you would like to be involved in transition activities to make your transition into college life smoother.
At Application, Interview and Enrolment
If you have decided to come to college, we need to be sure that we can meet your support needs.
- Application Form - You can let us know on the Application Form that you have an additional learning need, disability or medical need. We can organise adjustments to your interview if required. You can also email the ALNCo or Learning Support Campus Coordinators to discuss and plan for reasonable adjustments during the interview process.
- Interview - You can also let your interviewer know if you would like support on your course and have any specific needs. If there is evidence of an additional learning need, disability or medical condition, please bring it with you to help us organise your support.
- Enrolment - Learning Support staff will be available to discuss support needs. You will have another opportunity to inform us of any needs on the Enrolment Form.
- Induction - During the first few weeks, the Learning Support induction will explain support available. All learners complete an Individual Profile Questionnaire which provides us with essential information about how you learn and to identify any support needs.
How do I book an appointment?
If you are already on your course and you feel you need support with academic work:
- Your course tutor can refer you
- Contact the Learning Support Coordinator on your campus
- Call into the Study Zone on your campus
- If there is evidence of an additional learning need, disability or medical condition, please bring it with you to help us organise your support.
For any additional information, please contact Julia Green (ALNCo) firstname.lastname@example.org
Or the Learning Support Coordinator on your campus: