Study Support

Our Study Support Department consists of a dedicated team of experienced staff.  We are a college-wide department and pride ourselves on being available to help any student in the College with essential study skills.  We work closely with students in both the first and second year studying a range of subjects.

The team also supports students with specific learning needs and EHCPs.  We work on a one to one basis with students in our dedicated Study Support area, as well as in groups in a classroom with a Learning Mentor (known as 'Structured Study') or a specialist teacher (known as 'Specialist Support').

The College is committed to responding flexibly and effectively to students with learning difficulties and disabilities, whenever practicable.  We aim to ensure that access to mainstream courses can be made possible for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.  This is achieved on the basis that adequate funding is available from the Education Funding Agency and that the curriculum is adaptable to provide suitable programmes.

Our Team

We have a dedicated team of specialist staff who will work with you to identify, assess and address individual learning needs and arrange appropriate support sessions for those with specific learning difficulties, physical difficulties, complex or sensory needs. 

A high level of expertise exists in the Study Support team to support high needs learners.  Our team works closely with subject teachers and tutors so that we know how you are progressing and how we can support you more effectively.  We also work with the Prospect Trust Careers Services team to ensure that our students with SEND have high aspirations, and progress to positive destinations.

Transition from school to college

Please let us know of any requirements as soon as possible, in order for us to support you.  You can do this on your College application, at interview or directly with your Personal Tutor or the Study Support team.  We will then arrange for you to have a meeting to discuss the level of support needed - in most cases, this will take place during the summer term or enrolment.

Where students have an Education Health Care Plan, ASC, a physical difficulty or mental health needs, an invitation for a meeting will be sent during the summer term, prior to starting at the College.  You will be welcome to visit the College during a typical day, to get an idea of the environment and this can be arranged via the Study Support team.  We also request that you invite us to your Annual Review at your school.