Learning Support

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Our Learning Support team has experience of working with students with a wide range of disabilities and other support needs, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, hearing impairment, visual impairment, Asperger's syndrome, mental health issues and mobility difficulties. The support on offer varies and is negotiated on an individual basis.

Examples of support that can be provided are:

  • In-class support
  • Support with transition from high school, including individual visits and taster sessions
  • Small group support to help to develop independent study skills, for example, time management and organisational skills
  • Development of learning materials to meet the needs of individuals, for example, use of coloured paper, enlarged work
  • Referral for specialist assessment
  • Loan of equipment, for example, laptops, digital voice recorders
  • On-course support with coursework, assignments, revision and examination techniques
  • Access to IT, including specialist software and equipment
  • Extra time in exams
  • Separate invigilation, reader, scribes and use of a word processor in examinations.

This is not an exhaustive list. If the support you require is not listed here, please contact us to discuss your needs on an individual basis. This will enable us to make any necessary adjustments and to make sure your experience with us is a rewarding one.

Study Support

In addition to supporting students with learning difficulties, disabilities or health needs, we also work with a large number of students of all abilities from across the college. Learning Support Assistants and qualified teaching staff are available to help you with any aspects of your study including:-

  • Time Management
  • Organisational skills
  • Evaluation
  • Constructing arguments
  • Reviewing your work
  • Revision strategies
  • Exam technique
  • Evaluating your own performance
  • Independent learning

These are just some of the skills you will need to get a high A Level grade in your chosen subjects, to progress onto a university course and have a successful career.

Holy Cross

For more information contact

Name: Clare Walsh,
Learning Support Manager
Phone 0161 762 4500 ext: 247
Email: clw@holycross.ac.uk