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.
If you have a learning difficulty or disability e.g. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, etc. we have specialist teams of staff who will be able to support you throughout your time at College. Support can range from help in class, one-to-one support outside the class, 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 programme. For more information contact Joanne Crowther, Learner Services Manager, on tel. 01282 440 200.
For more information on the SEN Local Offer, please click to download the SEN Local Offer Document.
At College we have a number of different study spaces to support you as you complete your work, from areas that you can work in quietly or in groups such as the Learning Resource Centre, to areas that you can simply drop in and work on PCs such as the Triangle. We have a staffed Study Zone in which you can have supported study guidance to help you complete your work, with particular focus on English and Maths or you can use one of our pods to allow you to work quietly either with friends or on your own.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
If English isn’t your first language, we offer classes which will help you to improve your spoken and written English skills so that they don’t provide a barrier to your achievement. These classes are informal and friendly, allowing you to improve your skills to give you the best chance on your other courses.
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 pre-requisite 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 has recently been named NUMBER ONE in the country for progress in Maths, and third nationally for progress in English!