Learner Support

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Learner Support

New Directions College is able to offer our learners a range of support to make sure learning is a positive and enjoyable experience.

Learning Support

Overview of offer

  • Initial Assessments
  • Additional support in class
  • Additional support outside of the classroom
  • Specialist support for specific learning difficulties and/or disabilities
  • Access arrangements for exams, including extra time, a reader, a scribe or adapted exam papers
  • Specialist dyslexia assessments and support
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Regular reviews and feedback on your progress

Our team of Additional Learning Support Workers are on hand to support you if you have a learning difficulty and/or disability. You could receive 1:1 support in every class and additional time with your Support Worker to help you complete assignments and course work outside of timetabled sessions.

We work with a range of local services who can also provide support for learners with visual or hearing impairments, including signers and scribes.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to have learning support. We will discuss your needs and how best we can support you.

Financial Support for Learners

Overview of offer

  • help with the costs of course fees
  • help with the costs of childcare whilst you learn
  • help with travel costs to and from College and work placements
  • help if you have been adversely affected by COVID-19

If you require financial support to access education, you might be eligible to apply for financial support from the College. Please contact us to speak to our Additional Learner Support Officer – Cheryl Ives.

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