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Learning Support Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I contact Learning Support?

Please phone 01202 206408 or visit The Link.

Lansdowne: at the back of main reception.

North Road: at the back of the cafeteria.

An advisor will direct you to one of the College’s Student Experience Services which might include:

  • Welfare
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Wellbeing and counselling
  • Learning Support

 

Watch our videos below

  • Arriving at college
  • Covid 19 measures
  • Booking into The Link and introducing Learning Support

 

 

How could Learning Support help me?

In the current Covid climate, we are offering a mix of on line and on site services. We support all students. The first time you meet us we will sit and talk to you and find out how best we can help you, we call this an initial interview. Next we might offer a range of support:

  • Coming to College for the first time
  • Small group workshops for study skills, maths, English and course work.
  • 1:1 support sessions for study skills, maths, English and course work.
  • Exam Access Arrangements
  • In class support
  • Social skills
  • Speech therapy
  • Borrowing equipment such as lap tops
  • Lunch Club
  • Sensory Room

 

 

 

I had exam arrangements at school. Can I get them at College?

We have to re-apply for all access arrangements, they do not just carry on. If you had exam arrangements at school, please come and see us straight away. If you can ask your old school for your ‘Form 8 Exam Access Arrangements’ paperwork we can use it to apply for new arrangements quite quickly.

If you have not had exam access arrangements before but you, your parents or teachers think that you would benefit from additional exam support such as extra time, reader, or scribe then come and talk to us as soon as possible to be booked in for an assessment. Please be aware this process takes time, there are cut off dates of about 6 weeks before an exam so don’t leave it to the last minute!

 

 

I am doing an HE course at Bournemouth and Poole College, can I get support?

Yes! Please come and see us for support. You may also be eligible for additional support called DSA. We can help with advice and some of the assessment for this.

 

 

I have an EHCP, how will you support me?

We will listen to you. You will be given your own Learning Support Caseload tutor who will meet you regularly and will be a first contact point for both you and your parents. They will check that your course tutors know how best to support you.

You may be offered a range of additional support that suits your needs. This may include college tours during the summer holiday to help you feel relaxed and familiar when term begins.

Your caseload tutor will organise and run your Annual Review Meetings and create action plans to help meet your needs.

 

 

Where can I find more information about the college?

  • Visit our website www.thecollege.co.uk which has a tab for school leavers. Follow the links through to see photos, films and further information about subject areas.

 

  • Practice your route to college remotely using google street view

North Road Campus

 

 

Lansdowne Campus

 

 

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