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Additional Learning Support

Helping you succeed

We strongly urge you to disclose any disability or learning difficulty you may have prior to enrolment so that we can make reasonable adjustments to support you with your studies and ensure that these are in place before you start at College.

We have specialist Study Coaches with expertise in supporting learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities such as:-

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Medical conditions
  • Visual impairment
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Moderate or severe learning difficulties
  • Mobility difficulties

There is access to Speech and Language Therapists, Pastoral support and Specialist support as required and/or outlined on the Education Health and Care Plan.

The Additional Learning Support Service also supports learners with learning workshops, study skills, assistive technology and adaptation needs. Support may be in the form of learning support staff or specialist learning support staff (in or out of class), assistive technology or adjustments by your curriculum tutors.

Please telephone 01924 789120 (V), 01924 385349 (T) or email

Public Statement
Use of Low Cost funding to Wakefield College

The College has employed multiple strategies to attract, retain, and support the achievement of disadvantaged students and those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The low cost Additional Learning Support (ALS) funding allocation has been used to support their ambitions, help them reach their full potential and inspire better life-chances.

The funds has enabled a dedicated Achievement Resource Centres at each Campus to support literacy, numeracy and language skills, and the Help Understanding Behaviour resource that gives support to those with challenging behaviour to continually engaging in learning when they need to use coping strategies of ‘time out’.

Programme areas have also had an injection of low cost funding to provide a personalised support service devoted to students’ needs dedicated to additional support workshops, supported mentoring and studies.

The ALS Service success rate has increased by 9% from 2013-13 to 2014-15, retention has increased by 5% and due to the effective use of the low cost funding the achievement rate for 2014-15 is an outstanding 99%.