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Learning Difficulties & Disabilities

Many of our students have additional needs. We can support you with:

  • a dedicated programme of study within Skills Development
  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • hearing impairments (Signer Communicators available)
  • continuing illness (Epilepsy, Diabetes, M.E etc)
  • learning difficulties
  • mental health conditions (1:1 confidential support, one hour meetings)
  • physical disabilities
  • visual impairments.

Our Learning Support team can offer:

  • in-class support, where appropriate
  • individual sensory support (Signer Communicators, Learning Support Assistants) where appropriate
  • group study skills sessions
  • specialist assessment for Dyslexia or exam concessions
  • liaison with your tutor about alternative assessment and assignment work
  • support for reading, writing and maths in certain functional skills and GCSE classes
  • liaison with other community agencies on your behalf as necessary
  • drop-in exam revision sessions
  • exam preparation and revision sessions
  • transition support from school to College
  • assistive technical advice.

If you have specific learning difficulties

When you attend the College, you’ll have an initial assessment which will help us understand what your levels of reading and maths are. You will also carry out a short assessment, to find out how you learn best and whether we can help with any additional support you may require. If the assessments suggest you’d benefit from extra help, you will be invited to a further assessment.

When you take exams

Special arrangements can be made to help you when you take exams, including:

  • coloured paper
  • enlarged print
  • extra time
  • readers
  • Signers Communicators
  • writers
  • separate room.

We look forward to welcoming you to City College!

Call 01752 305300


Useful links

Plymouth Online Directory