Stoke-on-Trent College (Cauldon and Burslem Campuses)
Our Learning Support Team is on hand to provide advice and information to disabled learners and learners with learning difficulties or additional learning support needs. We will support you during your time at Stoke on Trent College with progression coaches, student mentors and learning support assistants who are on hand whenever needed.
Learners may have additional learning support needs for many reasons including:
General learning difficulties or Specific Learning Difficulties (like Dyslexia)
Sensory disabilities including d/Deaf and hard of hearing and b/Blind or partial sight
Physical and mobility support needs
Behavioural and emotional support needs.
For many learners with additional support needs, additional support is given by the tutor/lecturer of your class.
Stoke-on-Trent College is committed to supporting an environment that is welcoming and inclusive.
Newcastle under Lyme College (NULC)
At Newcastle under Lyme College we have a team of Specialist Teachers that provide one-to-one support and assessments for learners with specific learning difficulties. We also have a named person in each of the subject areas that arranges and provides support for learners who are identified as having a difficulty.
We can provide tailored support to meet your needs, including one-to-one support and, in some cases, in-class support. Support includes specialist and discrete help with:
Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
Visual or hearing impairment
Medical conditions or hidden difficulties
Social or emotional behaviour problems
Controlling feelings of anger.
The College is open and welcoming towards applicants who may have a physical or learning disability or mental health issue, and recognises the rights of all students to be treated equally regardless of disability.
All reasonable adjustments to provision will be made to ensure that disabled students and other disabled people are not disadvantaged. Click here to view the Student Essentials Guide.
Sixth Form College
The College is committed to ensuring that as far as possible, students with a disability or learning difficulty have equal access to courses and services offered by the College. If you have any physical disability or special educational needs, you will receive help from the Student Support Team at the College, who will make every effort to adjust provision and facilities to meet your needs. We will, to the best of our ability endeavour to make sure your transition to the Sixth Form College is as smooth as possible.
Our Progress Coaches are also on hand to support students during their time at College. Whatever a student needs, the College will try to help. We offer:
Help with organisation and time management
Students only need to ask to access these services at Student Services. Sometimes a teacher or other member of staff will suggest that students need additional support in an academic tutorial or other support sessions.
Stoke Studio College
The Sixth Form College ensures that as far as possible, students with a disability or learning difficulty have equal access to courses and services offered by the college. If you have any physical disability or special educational needs, you will receive help from the Student Support Team at the college who will make every effort to change our provision to meet your needs.
Each of our students is supported by a personal coach who will help with all aspects of college life, helping them stay on track, achieve their full potential and enjoy their time with us.
Working with you, we aim to provide you with an individually negotiated support programme that may include:
Guidance and help with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowances
Provision of academic support
Provision of support to help with mobility where that is not the responsibility of your home Social Services Department
Provision of specialist support.
This list is not exhaustive and we will take full account of all of your support needs when we meet you.
Our Student Services Centre is your one stop shop for information, support and guidance.