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Additional Learning Support

We believe that everyone should be treated fairly.

No student should be at a disadvantage, so we want to make sure that we make all reasonable adjustments to help you go about your learning.

Working closely with our Additional Support team, we can help develop a specific support programme tailored to your needs. This may include in or out-of-class support with literacy, numeracy or study skills, as well as other adjustments.

We can offer support with any disability, including:

  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Sensory impairments, such as visual or hearing difficulties
  • Mental health problems

The type of support we offer includes:

  • In-class support from learning support assistants
  • Individual or small group out-of-class support from qualified additional support tutors
  • Use of specialist software and equipment
  • Guidance and support from experienced staff
  • Liaison with external support agencies
  • Communication support workers and note takers to aid those with hearing difficulties

Additional Learning Support

The college is well served with facilities such as ramps, hoists, lifts and specialist toilets and we have dedicated, accessible parking and wheelchair access where appropriate. If wheelchair access isn’t available, we can relocate classes.

Learning difficulties

If you have dyslexia or other learning difficulties, we can arrange for someone to help with reading and writing, as well as providing helpful equipment which can make your particular difficulty easier to work with.


If you are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, we understand the possible problems faced by deaf students and provide lots of different support to help you learn effectively and get the most out of college life. We can provide British Sign Language support workers, lip speakers and note takers. Our learning support assistants are all trained in basic deaf awareness and some are British Sign Language qualified. We also have several members of full time staff who are very experienced and are trained in basic deaf awareness.

We also have a range of expertise and adaptive equipment to help students with hearing or visual impairments as well as special software packages available through the college’s computer network.


We know that some students need special arrangements when taking examinations and, in conjunction with examining board guidelines, we can help with examination support.

DSA Support Costs for HE Students

Chichester College Group Additional Support Policy

Lola’s Blog – Disabling the Myths

Going to college can be daunting for most people, but it may be even more so if you are a young person living with a disability.

To dispel a few myths one of our former students, Lola Ellen, has been keeping a regular blog detailing her experiences, achievements and the challenges she’s faced.

You can read Lola’s blog on her webpage below.

Want to find out more?

The Additional Support team is always keen to talk to any student thinking of coming to Chichester College. You are very welcome to come and visit the college before your interview so that you can meet staff and take a look at our facilities.

For further help and advice, please call the Additional Support team on 01243 786321.

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