If you have a learning difficulty or disability, our Additional Learning Support team is on hand to support you through your time at the College. Working with you, we will make reasonable adjustments to our services to ensure college is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
There is a wide range of learning support available, including:
- 1:1, small group and drop-in sessions
- Teaching Support Assistants working in class and offering support outside of class
- Specialist Teachers
- Communication Support Workers for D/deaf learners
- Mobility support
- Equipment loans
- Use of assistive technology
- Course materials adjusted to suit your needs
- Assessments for exam concessions
- Note takers
- Study skills support
- A screening system which is used to identify learner who have difficulty with their English and maths skills.
- Northbrook College operates from three sites: Shoreham Airport Campus, Broadwater and West Durrington Campuses in Worthing
- All support teaching rooms in our buildings are accessible and have lifts. Some general rooms at Central Brighton Campus can only be accessed by stairs
- There are accessible toilets in all our buildings
- There is a variety of assistive technology, including hardware and software, available in the Learning Resource Centres and Flexible Learning areas
- Students may also borrow equipment from the Additional Learning Support department for use in class
The College’s Admissions team can give information about courses available at the College. They can be contacted on:
Northbrook College (Worthing and Shoreham): 01273 667788 or email@example.com
We encourage all learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to disclose to us so that, if necessary, we can discuss reasonable adjustments at an early stage.
If you disclose a learning difficulty and/or disability to the college you will be sent a Disclosure form. By completing and returning this form you have the opportunity to tell us about any reasonable adjustments you may need for any of our services.
All the information you provide is handled sensitively and is given only to staff that need to know about your disability or reasonable adjustments. If you wish to discuss your support needs further you will be able to meet with a member of the Additional Learning Support team prior to enrolment.
The Additional Learning Support Team will distribute information to lecturing and support staff about reasonable adjustments that may be needed.
All applications from disabled applicants are monitored by the Additional Learning Support team to ensure that they are treated fairly and with consideration of the reasonable adjustments the learner may need.
If you have a learning difficulty and/or disability, you should not be disadvantaged in exams or assessments. Awarding bodies allow access arrangements such as extra time or a reader, depending on individual needs.
Depending on the type of access arrangement being requested, the awarding body may ask for a letter from your GP or specialist, an Educational Psychologist’s report or some other documentation. These documents may only be valid for a fixed period and must include specific information required by the awarding body.
Either during the application process or as soon as you start college, you should talk to your tutor about the access arrangements you may need. You may be asked to provide documentation or the College may be able to organise an assessment for you.