Learning support

We offer several types of support

In-class support

Support assistants work with you to help you get the most from your course. They will support your needs, so you could get help with reading, taking notes, researching topics and understanding data.  We can provide specialist equipment and specialist support, such as signing support for hearing impaired learners.

Drop-in support

This takes place in the Star Café on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 15.30 and on Friday afternoons in room 515. Anyone can turn up without an appointment, so that you can get help when you need it.

Study Support 

We can help you with aspects of English and maths such as planning assignments, reading and checking work, note-taking, spelling and punctuation, fractions, decimals, graphs and algebra. You plan your work together with your tutor. This support is either on a one-to-one basis or in small groups at a time to fit around your main study programme. This type of support usually takes place in room 515.

Support for exams

This support reflects how you work in the classroom. We can provide assessments for extra time, readers, scribes, prompters, laptops, rest breaks, coloured overlays etc..

What students say …. 

  • Study Support has helped me over the few weeks with my main course and also with any course work / exams I am taking. I would highly recommend Study Support to my friends.
  • Really enjoyed Study Support. It really helped me!
  • I found Study Support helpful and interesting… I have improved my time management skills and I have learnt how to use Harvard referencing, which will be of great use to myself in the future.
  • Study Support has helped me with my maths and English and in the classroom. English has helped me with my spelling, sentences and doing paragraphing and maths has help me with my numbers like add, taking away and times tables. I have seen an improvement from when I first started and where I am now. I will achieve the Level 3 course and my next achievement will be going to university. I will be excited to be studying at university in September.

Places for you to go Social Club and Games Club

These are clubs, which usually meet at lunchtimes, for you to meet and enjoy spending time with other students. They will help you to practise social and communication skills, and make friends.

The Space

This is a quiet room for you to take time out for yourself, study and complete homework. We also have a Learning Resource Centre (LRC) for you to use.

Learners with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)

If you have an EHCP, it is best to let us know when you apply. We will look at your EHCP to plan how best to support you to meet your learning outcomes. If we can meet your support needs, the College will inform your Local Authority. You will then be invited to an interview.

We have opportunities for parents and carers to come to college and meet the support team.  Every learner with an EHCP has an annual review.

Pastoral Support

A wide range of pastoral support is offered by our Student Services team. They work closely with staff, visiting specialists and other organisations to help you get the most out of your time in college.

Get in contact

Ask our Enquiries & Admissions team by email or call on 01344 868600

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