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Learner Support

North East Scotland College is an inclusive and diverse College, and we offer learning support and advice to all students.

How NESCol supports you

We offer a wide range of learning support to students who have additional learning requirements, including physical or sensory impairments; specific learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia; autistic spectrum disorder; physical/medical/mental health conditions; being a young carer; being care experienced, etc.

Our Access and Support team work with all College staff to promote inclusive practice, with a strong focus on offering learning support needs assessments to all college students. We support our students with learning disabilities or additional learning requirements.

We also help to complete needs assessments for students who are studying on community programmes and can offer information relating to alternative assessment arrangements.

The level of support provided will vary according to the individual needs of the student. This support is administered by experienced staff, and may be provided on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. The types of support on offer include:

Teacher supports students

Key Skills and Study Skills Support

We can provide one-to-one and group support to students, and can help with key skills such as communication, numeracy and IT and study skills including:

  • Essay and report writing
  • Research skills
  • Proof reading
  • Referencing
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management
  • Organisation and planning
  • Revision skills and assessment techniques
  • Demonstrations of basic assistive software e.g. text-to-speech, mind-mapping and voice recognition

Targeted In-Class Support

We can also provide a range of targeted support to students in the classroom environment including:

  • Additional key skills support
  • Supporting students in making notes/research
  • Clarifying/reinforcing lecturer explanations and instructions
  • Supporting the reading/understanding of complex text/instructions
  • Supporting practical work, reinforcing any health and safety requirements
  • Helping students keep focused on their tasks

A range of study support sessions are offered on a one–to–one or drop–in basis, and often involve providing students with additional coursework or core/study skills support.

Support through technology

We can also provide a range of targeted support to students in the classroom environment including:

  • Additional key skills support
  • Supporting students in making notes/research
  • Clarifying/reinforcing lecturer explanations and instructions
  • Supporting the reading/understanding of complex text/instructions
  • Supporting practical work, reinforcing any health and safety requirements
  • Helping students keep focused on their tasks

A range of study support sessions are offered on a one–to–one or drop–in basis, and often involve providing students with additional coursework or core/study skills support.

 

Care Experienced

We work closely with students identifying as care experienced to ensure that their College journey is a positive and successful one. It also works with a number of external agencies to support and signpost students to the support services available to them.
YOUNG CARERS & CARE EXPERIENCED STUDENTS

Contact Us

Many students do not require any support above and beyond that which is provided within the College, but if you feel that you may require additional support we encourage you to contact us at an early stage so we can consider how best to meet your needs.

If you want to talk about additional help with your studies initial enquiries can be made by calling or dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk.