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Inclusion & Support

Our dedicated Inclusion & Support team works across all of our campuses to provide tailored support to students who need it

Our Inclusion & Support team 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 Inclusion & Support team Team will work closely with you to ensure you achieve your full potential.

Download our Roadmap to College which outlines the process of transitioning to college.

Our Inclusion & Support Managers will be happy to offer advice and guidance and you can contact them on transition@wiltshire.ac.uk.

Student Transition Sessions

We are inviting students considering the College to join them for transition sessions. This is an opportunity to learn more about the campus where they will be studying and what support is available to them.

The team aim to:
  • provide specialist support for students who have a specific learning difficulty e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ASD, ADHD
  • 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
The support team also includes:
Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA)

ELSAs are support assistants who have received specific additional training from educational psychologists, then continue to receive supervision following training. Their role is to support young people in college to understand and regulate their own emotions whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them.

ELSA Information Leaflet​​​​​​​

Youth Mental Health First Aiders (YMHFA)

YMHFA have

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • The ability to support a young person with a long-term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing ​
Book an appointment:

For a formal EHCP consultation with our team, email: EHCPConsultations@wiltshire.ac.uk

For more information or to visit our Transition team at the College, email: Transition@wiltshire.ac.uk

Skills for Life

This programme provides for the needs of individuals with moderate learning difficulties who want to continue to build on essential skills for living, employment and community it may also be appropriate for those with profound and complex learning difficulties including sensory impairment, physical disabilities, and severe medical conditions.

Exam Access Arrangements (EAA)

Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments.

View our Exam Access Arrangements Referral Process

Contact us at EAA@wiltshire.ac.uk.

What our students say

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.

Fabien

The tean help me cope with day-to-day ups and downs when I feel confused or upset.

Julia

Counselling helped me to understand and take control of my anxiety.

Sam

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.

We are always reviewing our access considerations in accordance with current needs and we hope you find everything you need on this site. Wiltshire College & University Centre also works with DisabledGo to help continually improve accessibility.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at or ask reception staff at any of our campuses.

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