Learning Support

THE LOCAL OFFER


Is a way to make it easier for you to find out more about services available to children and young people from birth to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities. From September 2017, local authorities must publish a Local Offer.

For more information on the Local Offer Click here.


Support at North Shropshire College



We recognise that everyone's needs are unique and will work with students to identify any barriers that exist and make every effort to overcome them. The College wants all students to have the same opportunities to achieve their full potential.

The Student Services Department at North Shropshire College College is dedicated to helping you maximise your potential and reach your goals.

We can provide support for learners of all the college sites, in the classroom and in the wider college environment, with education, training and social and support.

We work in partnership with teaching staff to provide a holistic approach to supporting learners, which is regularly reviewed and our aim, where possible, is to guide the learner towards independence.

If you have any kind of learning difficulty or disability, we can offer tailored support to match your individual circumstances, all within an inclusive College community.

You can talk to us about your needs before you apply to College, at enrollment or at any time during your course. We'll be happy to help.

Email us at:info@nsc.ac.uk or Call: 01691 688032 for Learning Support or 01691 688029 for Financial Support



Dyslexia

Support for learners with Dyslexia

Dyslexia assessment and support is offered to students across North Shropshire College by a team of internal and external specialist staff.


What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a condition which affects the processing of language, particularly written language. It is estimated that approximately 6% of the population have mild to moderate dyslexic tendencies, and a further 4% are severely dyslexic.

"Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that mainly affects the development of literacy and language related skills. It is likely to be present at birth and to be life-long in its effects. It is characterised by difficulties with phonological processing, rapid naming, working memory, processing speed and the automatic development of skills that may not match up to an individual’s other cognitive abilities."               


British Dyslexia Association

People with dyslexia can have difficulties:


  • In spelling, reading and writing

  • In personal organisation

  • With processing information

  • With their short-term memory

  • Dyslexia affects all kinds of people regardless of their race or social class and is independent of I.Q.





What Kinds of Support can The Support Team offer?


  • Some of the areas that we may be able to help with are:

  • Completion of a dyslexia screening test

  • Formal Assessment for dyslexia by a specialist

  • One-to-one Specialist support sessions

  • Course Tutor liaison on your behalf

  • Organisational, Time Management and Study skills

  • Provision of Assistive Software where appropriate

  • Assessment for Visual Stress

  • Assessment for access arrangements for examinations



If you think you may be dyslexic and have never been formally assessed, we can arrange for you to have an initial interview and complete a Dyslexia Screening Test.

The main purpose of the interview and assessment is to provide some initial information relating to the difficulties that you may be experiencing. This assessment will not give you the formal diagnosis of dyslexia, but it will allow us to advise you on seeking a full formal assessment.

Testimonials

“Without the support I receive I would have felt lost. The dyslexia support service is fantastic and I have continued to receive support all the way to the end of my course.” Access to HE


“I have dyslexia and could have found the coursework difficult to do but I get fantastic support from my learning mentor and my organisational skills have really improved. She has been a great help to me and I see her each week." Equine


“When I started at College I was reassessed and as a result I was given some extra support from the learning mentor. I get help with writing and with research and it make a big difference. I would recommend Walford campus to anyone who has dyslexia as there is plenty of help and support available.” Agriculture


Dyscalculia

Support for learners with Dyscalculia

Assessment and support is offered by specialist staff, to students at North Shropshire College who have dyscalculia.

What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is a condition that affects the ability to acquire mathematical skills. Learners with Dyscalculia may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers and have problems learning number facts and procedures. Even if they produce a correct answer or use a correct method, they may do so mechanically and without confidence. People with dyscalculia can have difficulties:


  • With numbers and the number system: learners can have an impaired sense of number size. This may affect tasks involving estimating numbers in a collection and comparing numbers.

  • Navigating back and forth, especially in twos, threes or more.

  • Translating between number words, where powers of ten are expressed by new names (ten, hundred, thousand).




What Kinds of Support can the College offer?


  • Assessment with a specialist tutor

  • Small group support sessions

  • Support exploring different learning styles



If you think you may have dyscalculia and have never been formally assessed, we can arrange for you to have an initial interview to discuss a possible assessment.


Dyspraxia

Support for learners with Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia assessment and support is offered to students across North Shropshire College by specialist staff.

What is Dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia sometimes known as Developmental Coordination Disabilities (DCD) is a condition which affects the organisation of movement. It is an immaturity in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly transmitted.

The term dyspraxia comes from the word praxis, which means 'doing acting'. Dyspraxia affects the planning of what to do and how to do it. It is associated with difficulties in perception, language and thought.

Dyspraxia is thought to affect up to ten per cent of the population and up to two per cent severely. Males are four times more likely to be affected than females. Dyspraxia sometimes overlaps with other difficulties like Dyslexia or Autism. It used to be known as Clumsy Child Syndrome.

People with dyspraxia can have difficulties:


  • With planning and organisation

  • In sequencing information

  • With processing information and following instructions

  • With their short-term memory

  • With concentration



What Kinds of Support can The Team offer?



  • Assessment with a specialist tutor

  • Small group support sessions

  • Sport with study skills

  • Support with planning assignments

  • Support exploring different learning styles

  • If you think you may have dyspraxia it would be wise to contact your GP as a medical assessment may be required.



Find a course...




Help & Support

Portals

Moodle

Social Networks


This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. See our Cookie Policy for further details on how to block cookies.
I am happy with this
 

Cookies

What is a Cookie

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember things that a browser had done there in the past, which can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.

NOTE : It does not know who you are or look at any of your personal files on your computer.

Why we use them

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our website so we can make them better

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our site :

First party cookies

These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

We use cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Third party cookies

These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Log files

Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The CMS puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you. If you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, your opening of the newsletter email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.