Additional Learning Support (ALS Team)

We have a dedicated team of professionals who support students with any disability or learning support needs. Our team is committed to ensuring that every student has the support and resources to achieve their full potential. Whether you have a special educational need or a disability, the ALS team will be there for you every step of the way, providing tailored support to help you get the most out of learning.

Disability Support
If you have a physical disability, visual impairment or hearing impairment, we will do our best to provide you with all the support, equipment, access and learning resources you might need throughout your time at College. This support is confidential and information provided will only be shared with the appropriate professionals to meet your individual needs.

Learning Support

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, for example, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or Asperger Syndrome, we have specialist teams of staff who will be able to support you throughout your time at College. Support can range from one-to-one support inside and outside of the classroom, workshops or just arranging extra time in examinations. If you have learning support needs, please mention this on your application to College, or during your interview. A member of our Additional Learning Support Team will then contact you to discuss your needs and ensure that the appropriate support is in place for the start of your course. You can also ask to speak to a member of the Additional Learning Support Team at any point while you are at College.

For more information on the SEN Local Offer, please click to download the 2019-20 SEN Local Offer Document.

Study Spaces

If you have a physical disability, visual impairment or hearing impairment, we will do our best to provide you with all the support, equipment, access and learning resources you might need throughout your time at College. This support is confidential and information provided will only be shared with the appropriate professionals to meet your individual needs.

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Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

If you have an Education Health and Care Plan, and need more comprehensive support, we can work with you, your current school, and the Local Authority to ensure that you get the best possible support when you come to College. Arrangements can be made for transition visits to help with the move from school to College, and we are happy to come out to school to see what works best for you.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
The main purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to cover all four skills in English:
Speaking
Listening
Reading
Writing

The course will allow you to progress onto your chosen courses within College. Learning is through classroom based activities, enterprise projects and access to all vocational areas within College. Students who progress onto Entry Level 3 ESOL will be able to choose either a vocational or an academic route depending on their career choices.

No prior qualifications are required. The level of study will be decided by initial assessment. For your chosen vocational option, you will also study a range of topics which may include:
English
Maths
ICT skills
Communication and working with others
Vocational tasters
Skills

English and Maths

English and Maths are really important and most employers will expect that you can prove a reasonable level of competence in these subjects. Grade C / 4 and above in English and Maths is usually a prerequisite for university. If you didn’t manage to achieve them at school, you will need to resit these at College which will be worked into your timetable.

Did you know? NCC is the number one college in the country for progress in GCSE Maths, and second nationally for progress in GCSE English!

For More Information

Please contact our Additional Learning Team on 01282 440 310.