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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

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  AdditionalSupportEnquiries@heartofyorkshire.ac.uk

Preparing for Adulthood

Our goal is to ensure every student leaves College with the qualifications, skills and experiences they need to be successful in their adult lives. We know that for some students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) this sometimes needs a more focused approach and therefore we are committed to following the Preparing For Adulthood Agenda. All of our students with SEND will receive support to work towards Preparing for Adulthood outcomes linked to Employment, Making Friends and Being Active in the Community, Living Independently and practising Good Health. For more information about the Preparing for Adulthood Agenda, please see the national site: www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk.