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Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support at Nottingham College offers a wide range of support services which includes support for students who:

  • are deaf/​deafened or hard of hearing
  • have a visual impairment
  • have a physical disability
  • have a mental health condition
  • have a specific learning difficulty such as an autistic spectrum condition, dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia

Our Non-Medical Helper provision is provided by a team of highly skilled, qualified and registered professionals, who are experienced at providing specialist support to students.

Our key focus is the academic experience and achievement of students, which is ensured through a comprehensive quality assurance framework.

Higher Education students requiring specialist support must receive Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) to fund support. Although you can apply for the DSA at any stage of your course, we advise that you apply as soon as possible, to ensure that the support you need is in place for the start of your course.

When we have heard from Student Finance England that your DSA has been awarded to ourselves, you will be matched with a Nottingham College support worker who will contact you to make support arrangements.

For Student Finance England and further information about applying for the DSA.

If you have any questions about what support might be available to you or about your application for DSA, please get in touch with our disability team by emailing dsa.​team@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk.

You can view the Non-Medical Helper rates here.