Our dedicated Learning and Skills Development Service (LSDS) works across all of our campuses to provide tailored support to students who need it.
Our Learning and Skills Development Service can provide help with planning assignments, research, essay writing, exam techniques, literacy, numeracy and specialist support for students with specific learning difficulties. In order to access support, it is very important that we speak to you and carry out a detailed assessment of your needs.
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability which may present you with barriers to your learning, you should discuss this with us before you start your course. We will invite you to a meeting to discuss your needs and if, following assessment, we confirm that you will need additional learning support our Learning Support Team will work closely with you to ensure you achieve your full potential.
Our Learning Support Managers will be happy to offer advice and guidance and you can find their contact details below.
The team aim to:
- provide specialist support for students who have a specific learning difficulty e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger's Syndrome
- target provision to assist students with numeracy and literacy requirements
- arrange curriculum and communication support for students with sensory impairments
- provide access to assistive IT equipment
- make special examination arrangements
- support tutors in adapting learning materials
- provide support for short-term injuries
- provide support to students with mobility and or personal care needs.
They have skills and experience in supporting:
- Dyslexia and language difficulties
- Learning difficulties
- Hearing and visual impairment
- Emotional and behavioural difficulties
- Physical and medical conditions
- Autistic Spectrum disorders
If you have previously had exam concessions or think that you may be eligible for them it is important that you see the Learning Support Manager or our Specialist Assessor as soon as possible to arrange an assessment. The College wishes to ensure that it complies with The Equality Act 2010. If you are a person with an impairment, please ensure that we know what you need before you start at College so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.
Fabien’s Case Study
You can find out more about Fabien’s experience with Learning Support in his own words.
“If I had any problems I know that I can go to the staff and they will do their best to help me. I have total trust in them.”
Disabled Students Allowance
If you are a higher education student and have a learning difficulty, sensory impairment or a physical disability and would like individual learning support, you are eligible to apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) via Student Finance England.
The DSA can authorise access to certain software, technology and learning support. Students must have applied for the standard student finance package online prior to applying for DSA via paper application DSA1. https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas
Any DSA correspondence please send: DSASupport@wiltshire.ac.uk
If you have not been previously assessed for support and believe that you may have a learning difficulty, talk to us about the assessment process.
Learning Support Managers
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