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Learning support

We provide various support methods to learners and work alongside your tutors to make sure that you are fully supported, successful and achieve your learning goals.

Learning Support can provide a variety of types of support depending on what is appropriate for your needs.

What support can I get?

We are committed to supporting all our learners and have put together a suite of support services that will help you during your time at College. Whether you need in class, 1:1 or group support, or have additional needs, speak with our team of advisors to ensure you get the help you need to succeed.

In Class

Some classes have a Learning Coach in the classroom during teaching. They identify who they need to support and they can help you by:

  • Assisting with literacy and numeracy content in your course
  • Re-explaining concepts taught by the tutor
  • Checking you have understood tasks and instructions

Small Group or 1:1

We can provide support outside the classroom in either smaller groups or as one-to-one sessions. These could be one off or regular sessions depending on what you need at the time. The sessions could cover:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Use of assistive technology
  • Mentoring for students with EHCPs

Use of specialist equipment such as speech to text software, tracker balls, high contrast keyboards and screen overlays are also available.

Access Arrangements

If you have a specific need you may be entitled to Access Arrangements. These arrangements allow learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access their assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. You may need to undergo a screening assessment to formally apply for your Access Arrangements to the awarding body for your course.

Support for Students with Disabilities

We want to ensure that learners with disabilities are fully supported in applying to the college. We can help with arrangements for course interviews, details about access and specialist support within the classroom and around college. For more information on the assistance available and how to access it, please call us on 01753 793212 or email

Personal Tutoring

Every student has a personal tutor who helps them make the most of College and is the first point of contact there are any concerns. Your personal tutor will provide support and guidance, keep a check on your attendance, behaviour and academic performance to make sure you are successful. You will have a weekly group discussions on topics such as personal finance, independent living and current affairs. You will also have regular 1:1 sessions to review your progress and set targets.

Study Skills Support

Our Learning Centre team also offer a range of study skills support that is available either on a one to one or group basis. The team can help you with planning, essay writing, revision techniques, referencing and much more. Sessions will be advertised via Google Classroom and your personal tutor. For more information on the assistance available and how to access it, please call us on 01753 793212

Meet the Team

Alongside tutors and teachers, our students can also count on the support of our Student Services team for a wide range of issues and enquiries.