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Additional Learning Support

Sometimes it can be hard to tell someone that you have a disability or a learning difficulty. The Additional Learning Support team understands the concerns about disclosing personal information and is committed to providing appropriate and timely support, to best meet your needs. All information is created with respect and in the strictest confidence (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).


An informal meeting is arranged where we jointly plan and agree the level and type of Additional Learning Support available whilst you are studying at Burton and South Derbyshire College. A team of Learning Support Assistants and specialist trainers are able to help with a range of difficulties, including:

• Dyslexia • Dyscalculia
• Dysphasia • Sensory Loss
• Mobility / Physical Needs • Medical Conditions
• Learning Difficulties • Mental Health Difficulties
• Autistic Spectrum Condition

Support may be best provided within a group classroom setting, or, on a more personal one-to-one basis. The College also works with other organisations that are skilled in providing very specific support, such as sensory loss and high level personal care. Our team of Learning Support Assistants are skilled in providing support for:

• Note-taking • Support with English
• Support with Math’s • Support for Dyslexia
• Support in a Classroom Setting • Access to Assistive technologies
• Adapted Materials and • Examination Access Arrangement

Resources including Braille

At Burton & South Derbyshire College we aim to be an ‘Inclusive Learning College’. The College is committed to ensuring that everyone can fully participate in college life. The College complies with the Equality Act 2010 (incorporating the Disability Discrimination Act 1995), having ramped areas and lifts, providing wheelchair access to teaching and resource areas across the College. The College also has a loop system in the Lecture Theatre and has catering facilities on the ground floor. On request, resources and materials can be produced in alternative formats and in Braille. Call 01283 494601 for more information about Additional Learning Support.

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