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Learning support

Discover how our experienced team can help you develop a wide range of study skills.

Supporting you all the way

Our experienced and friendly staff will support you on your route to success.

We offer flexible support on all our campuses: in-class, outside of the classroom, with exams and assessments and in the college environment. This will help you make the most of your student experience. Whatever learning difficulty or disability you may have, we are here for you.

We work closely with teaching staff, support services and external organisations to give you the flexible support you need. The support we offer is regularly reviewed to help guide you towards independence, where possible. 

How do we provide this support?

Our support starts from the moment you apply to study with us. If you have requested extra support for an interview, we will contact you to discuss this. We will answer any questions you may have about studying at our colleges.

Once you have enrolled on a course with us, our Learning Support team will meet with you to talk about your needs and complete a support plan. This will ensure that you receive the help that you need to achieve your goals and make the most of college life. 

We will review this support regularly and discuss or agree on any changes to make sure that this is working for you.

We will regularly liaise with your teachers to share relevant information and provide updates regarding the support you are receiving.

At Activate Learning, we offer dedicated support for learners with specific learning difficulties and needs, including: 

  • Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia
  • Sensory impairment
  • Autism spectrum conditions
  • Physical disabilities and medical conditions (temporary and lifelong)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

We offer different types of support to help you reach your goals and make the most of college life, including:

  • Support at interview
  • In-class support (readers, scribes and prompts)
  • Out of class support (developing study skills)
  • Developing your English and maths skills
  • Mobility support
  • Note taking
  • Communication support
  • Specialist resources and equipment
  • Modification of learning materials
  • Exam access arrangements
  • Specialist areas on all sites
    Social club, Games club and quiet room are available at some of our campuses, so you can meet with friends or study in a calm environment

Learners who already have an EHCP

If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan, let us know when you apply. We will look at your EHCP to discuss how best we can support you to meet your learning outcomes and invite you for an interview, if appropriate.