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LEARNER SERVICES

Learner Services recognise that high quality support is an essential part of student success. Students on courses at all levels are entitled to learning support to help develop the skills, behaviour and attitudes to achieve their full potential and succeed in their academic goals.

The Learner Services team can help you improve all the skills you need for study such as literacy and numeracy, essay writing, managing your time, understanding complicated tasks as well as boosting your motivation and achievements.

Learner Services are based on the second floor of the Learning Resource Centre.  You can drop in to the study skills workshop any time between 9am and 4.30pm. You do not need to make an appointment.

Find out more by contacting Learner Services on 01270 654654 (ext. 676) or by emailing ls@scc.ac.uk.

South Cheshire College Accessibility Statement

We encourage students to tell us about identified or possible support needs when they apply. The information is treated in the strictest confidence and only shared with relevant people.

The main point of contact will be a key worker who is there to give ongoing support, advice and encouragement.

They will negotiate a support plan with you and your tutors and may also liaise with external agencies on your behalf.

Your key worker can arrange taster days on selected courses and transition programmes to help you familiarise yourself with college life.

If you inform us you are deaf or have a hearing loss that will impact on your learning, our Specialist Lecturer for the Deaf will contact you to discuss any support needs.

Types of support we can offer include:

A pre entry meeting to assess and discuss support needs
The presence of a member of the Learner Services team at your progression interview at school to aid a smooth transition to college
Transition visits and support
Taster days
A personalised support plan
An identified key worker
One to one Specialist Lecturer for the Deaf support
In class support e.g. note taking, sign language support
Loan of specialist equipment e.g. radio aids
Audiological support
Links with external specialist agencies
Support when you are applying for HE
Examination access arrangements

Contact our Specialist Lecturer for the Deaf:
01270 654654 Ex 768 or Ex 871
ls@scc.ac.uk

If you inform us you are dyslexic or dyspraxic our Specialist Coordinator will contact you to discuss any support needs you might have.

We will need a copy of your previous statement or dyslexia assessment report.

If you have not been assessed in the past but suspect that you might be dyslexic, diagnostic interviews, computerised screening tests and standardised paper based tests are available for specialist assessments.

These will provide evidence of need for special exam arrangements, awareness to tutors and application for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) before going to university.

If you inform us you have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) then our Inclusive Learning Advisor (ASD) will contact you to discuss any support needs you might have.

Before you enrol we can arrange:

A meeting to discuss your support needs
A transition programme including visits to the college during an academic year and/or summer holiday to familiarise yourself with the surroundings before you start
Taster days at the college so that you can find out more about the subject areas you are interested in.

Support on your chosen course can include:

One-to-one support in the classroom
One-to-one support outside the classroom
One-to-one study support outside the classroom
Help with applications for funding and finance
Advice, guidance and information
Review of your progress
Pastoral support
A base to use during break times, after classes and for study
An identified key worker
Links with external organisations that may be able to help
Examination access arrangements
A personalised support plan

For more information or to discuss your individual support needs please contact our Inclusive Learning Advisor:
01270 654654 Ex 871
ls@scc.ac.uk

If you inform us you have an emotional or mental health difficulty our Specialist Coordinators will contact you to discuss any support needs you might have.

These may include anxiety, ADHD, psychosis, depression, bi-polar or self-harm. Our goal is to enable students to succeed and get the most from their chosen course during their time at College.

Types of support we can offer include:

A meeting to assess and discuss support needs
Transition visits and taster days
A personalised support plan
Liaison with course teams
One to one support
Meet and greet prior to lessons
In class support
An identified key worker
Links with external specialist agencies
Support when you are applying for HE
Examination access arrangements

For more information or to discuss your individual support needs please contact our Inclusive Learning Advisor for Students with Social Emotional Behavioural Difficulties and Mental Well-Being Difficulties on 01270 654654 (ext. 776) Or email ls@scc.ac.uk

If you inform us that you may require support our Inclusive Learning Advisor will contact you to discuss any support needs you might have.

Support can include:
A meeting to assess and discuss support needs
Transition visits and taster days
Personalised learning plan
Key worker to monitor and review your support needs
Fire evacuation plan
One-to-one support Support in breaks
Independent travel training
Examination access arrangements
Emotional and social support
In class we can offer assistive I.T.
Study Skills Centre to support you with assignments
Support when you are applying for H.E
Advice and guidance about financial assistance.

For more information or to discuss your individual support needs please contact our Inclusive Learning Advisor for Students with Learning Difficulties and Physical Disabilities: 01270 654654 (ext. 769) ls@scc.ac.uk.

If you inform us you have a visual impairment that will impact on your learning, our Inclusive Learning Advisor (Sensory) will contact you to discuss any support needs you might have.

Types of support we can offer include:

A pre-entry meeting to assess and discuss support needs
The presence of a member of the Learner Services team at your progression interview at school to aid a smooth transition to college
A taster day so that you can find out about the courses you are interested in
A visit to the college to familiarise yourself with the college environment
Mobility sessions
One-to-one support
In class support
Adapted learning materials into your preferred format
Tactile diagrams
Loan of specialist equipment and access to specialist software
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
Liaison with course lecturers
An identified key worker
Regular reviews of your support plan
Examination access arrangements
Visual stress materials (eg coloured paper, overlays, reading rulers)

Contact: Inclusive Learning Advisor (Sensory)
01270 654654, Ext 768
ls@scc.ac.uk

If you inform us you have a disability or specific learning difficulty that may impact on your learning, where assistive technology may help, our Specialist Coordinator will contact you to discuss any support needs you might have.

What does Assistive Technology do?

Assistive Technology helps you gain greater independence by enabling you to perform tasks more efficiently. Assistive Technology can come in the form of hardware or software.

Is Assistive Technology for me?

Assistive Technology can be used by anyone. Although designed for use by those with disabilities, all students can potentially benefit from many of the programs.
Assistive Technology is tailored to the user so once you start using it you can ensure that you always get the most from the technology.

What is available to students?

Depending on your additional study needs arising from your disability there are various pieces of hardware or software than can be recommended for you. Hardware that is available can include:
LiveScribe Smart Pen
Dictaphones
Keyboard alternatives
Mouse alternatives
Software that is available can include:
Text-to-speech
Mind mapping
Touch typing

Advice and training can also be given in relation to relevant apps on a student’s own device.
Training in the use of assistive technology will be provided.

For more information or to discuss your individual support needs please contact the Learner Services Team
01270 654654 Ex 676

ls@scc.ac.uk

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