Additional Learning Support

At BCA we recognise that our students come to us with a range of different skills, abilities and experiences. Additional Learning Support is available across the College to help students with evidence of declared learning needs.

Declared learning needs can include:

  • Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia
  • Social, emotional and mental health (behavioural, emotional and social difficulties)
  • Sensory impairments
  • Physical and medical difficulties
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Social and communication difficulties such as ASC

Our friendly and knowledgeable team of support staff and specialist tutors work together with curriculum areas to provide support where necessary. Additional Learning Support can be delivered in the classroom, on an individual basis or in small groups.

Additional Learning support can include:

  • Transitional support
  • Mentoring and guidance
  • In-class support
  • Anxiety and behaviour management
  • Assignment planning and writing
  • Developing literacy and numeracy skills
  • Assistive technologies

Examination access arrangements are also updated for students where necessary. Students may also self-refer or be asked to discuss concerns at any time during their studies at BCA.

Comments from our current students:

“It is so reassuring to know that I have the ALS Team to support me when I am struggling.  They just get me back on track.” Level 3 Animal management Student

“The ALS team are very friendly and welcoming—they get me.” Level 2 Horticulture student

It is important that any student entering BCA with a history of learning difficulty should give details during their interview process, to enable us to arrange appropriate support for September.

If you would like to talk to a member of the ALS team, email or call us on 01628 827549