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Additional Learning Support

SLDD at Nottingham College is an inclusive, supportive and innovative learning community serving the needs of all young people with a learning difficulty and/​or disability. 

We aim to support you to maximise your potential and reach your learning goals and develop skills towards independence and employability. 

Personalised support is available on all college sites and could be in the classroom, outside of the classroom, during exams, equipment, modifications and/​or in and around the wider college environment. This support aims to enable you to access all the opportunities college has to offer and help you have the most positive experience whilst studying at Nottingham College. Whatever learning difficulty and/​or disability you may have, we offer support to match your individual needs. 

Support Specialists meet students, complete relevant paperwork, create support plans and deliver specialist 1:1, and small group. All specialists are experienced and qualified who have a specific professional interest in one or more specific learning difficulties and/​or disabilities. 

Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) work alongside curriculum tutors in the classroom. Tutors and LSAs have regular talks to discuss the best way to support students. All LSAs are experienced, hold relevant qualifications and have a specific professional interest in one or more specific learning difficulties and/​or disabilities. 

What your support might look like:

  • Support at interview (if requested at application)
  • Individual Support Tutorials
  • In-class support from a Learning Support Assistant
  • Mobility Support
  • Communication Support
  • Specialist/​modified resources and equipment, e.g. Braille, live scribe pens, specialist software
  • Personal Care
  • Exam Access Arrangements
  • Counselling
  • Mental Health Support (via your Achievement Coach)
  • EHCP/​Support Plan Meeting