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Learning Support

The learning support team provides study skills support to WAES learners and specialist support to students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.

Learning Support

Our Learning Support service provides direct support for individual learners over and above that which is normally provided in a standard learning programme.

The need for additional support may arise from a disability, including:physical, sensory, learning difficulties, mental health difficulties, autism, medical conditions and emotional and behavioural difficulties. In addition, students may be referred for learning support due to specific literacy, numeracy or language support requirements.

Direct support for learning

  • In-class support including British Sign Language interpreters
  • Specialist equipment
  • Access arrangements for exams
  • Group support
  • 1:1 sessions for high needs
  • Drop-in sessions and support workshops

Specialist skills for learning support

  • Dyslexia support, screening and assessment
  • Expertise in supporting learners with English, maths and study skills
  • Experience of teaching those with gaps in learning
  • Experience in building learners' confidence and independence
  • Teaching successful learning strategies including preparing for examinations
  • An understanding of disabilities and learning difficulties and the impact these may make on an individual's learning process.

Our centres are fully accessible regardless of your mobility needs

Students with disabilities

For students with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, health problems, auditory and visual impairments, please contact the learning support team about your support needs before you enrol. Please remember that we may need time to arrange support.

We can help with:

  • Access to buildings
  • Specialist equipment
  • Enrolment support
  • Access arrangements for exams
  • Classroom support
  • Adapting course materials
  • BSL interpreter/note-taker

WAES also offers a specially designed programme of courses for students with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD).

Contact us:

Contact us on 020 7297 7297 or


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