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In college, you will receive support to help you develop your skills and independence.

Further Education Support

Universal Learning Provision

All learners can take advantage of the college's wide range of services.

Study Skills

Study support is available and includes:

  • Study skills
  • ALN strategies
  • Planning work
  • Time-management
  • Specialist Software
  • Literacy/Numeracy targeted sessions

Our Library+ (Library & Learning Technologies/ Learning Support) based staff can provide help with:

  • Academic writing skills
  • Researching
  • IT skills
  • Assistive technology
  • Critical thinking skills

Exam Access Arrangements

Assessments are arranged for learners who require exam access arrangements. Your course tutor can refer you for an assessment.

Reasonable adjustments include:

  • Extra time
  • Computer reader
  • A reader
  • Rest Breaks
  • Word processor
  • Enlarged or adapted papers
  • A scribe
  • A prompt
  • Access to a smaller shared room/separate room

Access to Assistive Technology

Assistive technology can assist you in accessing and completing tasks, enabling you to become more independent.

All computers within Grŵp Llandrillo - Menai have the following software:

Inclusion Mentors

The Inclusion Mentors support you in developing strategies for independent learning and achieving your academic goals.

College Nurse

If you have a medical condition the College Nurse will work with you to create a plan to remove barriers to learning.

Pods/Quiet spaces

At each of our sites, there is a designated space you may find more comfortable to spend free time in.

Counselling & Wellbeing support

Welfare support includes:

  • College-based counsellor.
  • Well-being support
  • Welfare support
  • Learner Services for information and guidance.

Additional Learning Provision

You may require an additional learning provision if your additional learning needs are not met by the universal learning provision. The additional learning provision is dependent on an assessment of your individual needs.

Individual and shared support in class

1:1 or shared support within the classroom from support staff.

It may be necessary to provide individual support to learners who have profound or highly complex additional learning needs that require support for most of their time in class in order for them to make reasonable progress. This is allocated on a person - centred basis.

Personal care support

For learners with physical, medical or cognitive needs who require support.

Lunch and break supervision

Dependent on individual person-centred needs we can arrange support over lunch and break times.

Inclusion Mentor

For learners who have complex social communication needs that require personalised support in order for them to stay safe, socialise, maintain good well-being and/or to access learning opportunities.

Support to and from transport (on campus)

Targeted support to transfer safely from the college bus or taxi to the classroom.

Access to specialist Assistive Technology

For young people who require specialist equipment in order to make reasonable progress on their course. Equipment available includes: bespoke laptops/computers loaded with specialist software and radio aids

Orientation training

For learners with visual impairments we can offer orientation training around the college campus.

Communication Support

Support from a suitably trained/qualified Communication Support Worker e.g. BSL Signer as recommended by Specialist Sensory Teacher - Hearing

Higher Education Support

You can apply for DSA to cover some of the extra costs you have because of a mental health condition, long term illness or any other disability.

For further information please see Student Finance Wales’ website: Student Finance Wales

Work Based Learning Support

Support is available to those learners who are studying for work-based learning qualifications or apprenticeships. Reasonable adjustments and support can be tailored to meet your individual needs and timetables.

Students can self-refer directly to the ALN department, or can be referred by their assessors. Following referral, a conversation will take place between the student and a member of the ALN support team to identify any additional requirements. This initial assessment will enable recommendations of appropriate ongoing support, guidance or assistive technology