Richmond upon Thames College is passionate about supporting students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in a safe and inspiring learning environment. The college has a dedicated team of specialists who are responsible for ensuring that effective and appropriate support and reasonable adjustments are in place for students requiring assistance with accessing their academic studies and in their progression on to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.
Staff are experienced in supporting learners with dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, social, emotional and mental health, sensory and physical needs, moderate and severe learning difficulties.
Additional learning support includes:
- In-class learning support
- One-to-one teaching sessions
- Support for learners with visual, hearing, speech or mobility needs
- Accessibility software
- Specialist equipment and laptops
- Speech and language support
- Social/communications workshop
- Specialists in autism, dyslexia, mental health and specific learning difficulties
- Access to specialist equipment – such as tablets, laptops, reading pens and keyboards
- A learning support workshop for students with additional learning needs and high needs
The college can also provide support for adult learners aged 19+ with a wide range of disabilities and learning difficulties including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, hearing and visual impairments, mental health and mobility impairment. If you suspect you have a learning difficulty but have never been assessed, please ask for an appointment with one of our additional learning support tutors who will be able to carry out an assessment.