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Support for Students

Everything you need to know, to start your career.

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Additional Learning Support

At our college we pride ourselves in offering high quality additional learning support to students with disabilities and learning difficulties and in other cases those students who need further help with their English and maths.

What support do we offer?

There are a wide range of support options that are available to you as a student.  Here is a list of the most common:

  • An assessment of your learning needs
  • In class support
  • Specialist teaching sessions on a 1:1 or small group basis
  • English, maths and assignment workshops
  • Individualised exam arrangements
  • Communicators and signers
  • Assistive technology
  • Partnership working with agencies that are helping you
  • Mentors

If you have a medical condition, disability or learning difficulty that has implications for your health and safety; or support needs that may need some time to plan and put in place (e.g. a Sign Language Interpreter, or Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan for wheelchair users/students with mobility difficulties) –  then please let us know as soon as possible.

How do I access this support?

It is important that you let us know as soon as possible if you think you may need support.  If you have a disability, health condition or learning difficulty that may impact on your studies then tell us because we can help you.

You can:

  • Tell us on your application
  • Tell us at interview

Contact the Additional Learning Support team direct:

The Additional Learning Support team are here to help you progress and achieve through your learning journey and we look forward to assisting you.

FAQs Additional Support – Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) FAQs

Careers Advice

We have a fully trained and highly experienced Careers Advisors that provide;

  • Impartial careers information, advice and guidance from the point of enquiry throughout the admissions process and during enrolment to ensure that you are on the right programme
  • Information and support around funding your education including accessing loans and grants
  • 1:1 Careers interviews to plan your career path and help you decide on your next steps
  • Support with preparing your CV and advice on gaining employment
  • Guidance and practical help throughout the UCAS application process
  • Current labour market information to help you make the right career choices
  • Links to employers and job vacancies

https://www.covadvicecentre.co.uk/

National Careers Service

Whether you’re looking for your first job or wanting to change career, there are a number of things you can do that can help you make the best decision. Firstly, get to know yourself – your strengths, values, interests and ambitions. Next, do your research on your chosen job – make sure you know as much as you can about what the job’s really like and if it’s the right job for you.

Finally, get some advice from a professional – there might be other options or funding schemes open to you that you didn’t know about. And it always helps to have someone impartial as a sounding board to check if you’re doing the right thing.

For a full list of services available to you from the National Careers Service click here.