Learning Support Service

The Learning Support Service at Newcastle College provides support, advice and guidance for students with a wide range of learning needs.

We are here to help students across the college who have a range of additional support needs. We support students in a number of ways and are committed to providing inclusive education in a safe and positive environment.

Our service has a growing reputation and we're delighted to work with key organisations such as North East Autism Society and Action on Hearing Loss.

Student Support

At present there are six support teams within the Learning Support Service (LSS) dedicated to assisting students across the college:

Help every step of the way

Each team can provide tailored support to our students which may include:

  • Guidance on your choice of course, advice on what opportunities are available and we can help you with enrolment.
  • A Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to help you inside or outside the classroom, or support you with things like research,a ssignments or private study.
  • Group support in the classroom.
  • Discrete support in the classroom.
  • Note-takers or readers.
  • Mentoring sessions.
  • Special Examination Considerations such as extra time, readers, scribe or a separate room.
  • Technical support from Central Support staff and the loan of technical equipment.
  • An Assistive Technology Suite brimming with modern accessibility technology.
  • Access to specialist support.