Wigan & Leigh College

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  • ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT

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    The College welcomes learners with learning difficulties and disabilities. The College’s Additional Learning Support Team can help if you require some support with your learning.

    Following a confidential assessment with one of the Additional Learning Support Officers, the following support may be available:

    Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) can provide support in and outside of the classroom. An LSA can help with things like; note taking, organisational skills, reinforcing the class tutor’s instruction, adapting materials, mobility issues and personal care needs.

    Learning Support Tutors are fully trained staff with specialist qualifications. They are experienced in assessing and supporting students with a wide range of difficulties including dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome and students with mental health issues.

    Promoting good mental health through learning - If you are interested in finding out about our free support service available to you please visit our mental health support page

    Specialist equipment and software is available on loan to students. Our highly trained team can asses your enabling technology requirements. We have a range of specialist equipment from low tech aids through to high tech equipment and specialist software.

    The Additional Learning Support Team can also work with teaching staff to support your learning, organise access arrangements for examinations and assignments and help you apply for Disabled Student’s Allowance (Higher Education).

    Contact us

    The Additional Learning Support Team is based in Parson’s Walk Centre, Wigan.

    Our services are available at all sites and community venues.

    Call: 01942 761887 or 01942 761849

    Email: als@wigan-leigh.ac.uk   

    A copy of the College’s Equality Scheme is available on request.

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    Wigan and Leigh College, PO Box 53, Parson's Walk, Wigan, WN1 1RS

    (01942) 76 16 00

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