Disabled Learners Allowance
Our support services are learner focused and help is provided across all areas of the college including discreet programmes and higher education (HE) programmes for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. Support for HE programmes is funded through the Disabled Learners Allowance (DSA). Our learning support team can help students in accessing this funding. We will support you through the DSA application process including the Study Needs Assessment and dealing with suppliers and/or external support agencies.
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Support for students with learning difficulties
HE learners without DSA, can access 1:1 study skills provision where LS staff can assist with research and referencing techniques, assignment support, organisation/time management tools and assistive software, where needed. In addition to study skills, a screener is available to identify learners with possible specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. Our specialist support staff can conduct the screener for learners and then suggest possible routes to follow. Full diagnostic assessments for specific learning difficulties are available for learners who are progressing internally or current HE learners. A contributory fee is attached to a full diagnostic assessment for HE learners.