We have a dedicated Learning Support Team for students who need extra assistance with their studies.
Support is primarily for students with specific needs, learning difficulties and disabilities, including dyslexia, moderate learning difficulties, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and autistic spectrum disorders.
It may take the form of:
These help you to develop your skills in areas such as, planning and drafting assignments, proof reading, spelling, reading and numeracy.
These sessions enable you to ask a question or get some help on anything that you think might be affecting your studies.
If you are entitled to special exam arrangements exams, such as extra time or an assistant to read for you, these can be put in place.
Meet our learning support team via the video below:
Higher Education students:
You can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability, including a long-term health condition, a mental health condition or s specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.
You must meet the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.
The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income.
If you ticked the Disabled Students’ Allowances box on your student loan application, you will receive a DSA1 application form with your basic details already filled in. Otherwise you can download the form from the Student Finance website. If you only want to apply for DSAs and no other type of student finance you need to complete a DSA1 application form which you’ll be able to download at www.gov.uk/studentfinance.
DSA applications can take around 14 weeks to be processed.
Any student who has not applied in time for their DSA funding may jeopardise their enrolment on their course, or may not have the support they need at the start of the course.
The government's information on disabled students' allowance is available here:
Click here to view the West London Assessment Centres information leaflet