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STUDENT SUPPORT

Our Student Support service aims to offer the very best advice and guidance for students with support needs who are making the move into further education.

STUDENT SUPPORT

Our Student Support service aims to offer the very best advice and guidance for students with support needs who are making the move into further education.

EHCP Holder Applications (20th June 2024)

We have now reached the maximum number of offers we can make for learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) at the following campuses: Birmingham, Bristol, Lincoln, London, and Manchester. Therefore we will not be accepting any more new applications from EHCP holders in these campuses. Norwich and Plymouth continue to have places available. All campuses continue to welcome applications from learners requiring additional learning support without an EHCP.

We're here to help

As part of our Student Support service, we support students with learning difficulties and differences, disabilities and medical conditions. The college supports:

  • Young people who are in or leaving the care system.
  • Students who are carers
  • Students who are experiencing estrangement from their families.

We also provide support relating to any issues that may be perceived as disadvantages or potential barriers to success.

Assessing Learning Support

The Learning Support Team will provide guidance before you start and during your induction in order to:

  • identify skills;
  • assess ​support ​needs;
  • ensure that the college is the most appropriate place for your particular support needs, as well as your interests and chosen career path.

You can tell us about your support needs on your application form, when you talk to our Admissions Team to confirm your interview slot and at your interview. Please tell us as much as you can so that we can fully understand your needs.

If you can bring any supporting documents, such as an Educational Health Care Plan, Educational Psychologist reports, or medical diagnosis letters with you to your interview, that would be really helpful. We may arrange a support review as a follow up to your interview, talk to your school about support you have received to date, and to your local authority about funding arrangements. We may also talk to your Social Worker, Key Worker, any health professionals you regularly engage with and parents/carers.

We​ ​will endeavour to provide appropriate support for you,​ with needs assessed on an individual basis.

​The type of support we can offer may include:

A learning support worker to provide in class 1 to 1 or group support
A daily ‘triage’ drop in for pastoral care or learning support
Support in your English and maths lessons
Further assessments for Exam Access Arrangements
We can create individual support packages ​for higher-needs learners in consultation with your Local Authority. This will be based on any existing documentation, such as an Educational Health and Care Plan.

Tutorials and ILP

Once on the course, you will have a series of one-to-one tutorials which will support your progress, feeding into an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).

Midway through you will have a key Progress Tutorial and at the end you will attend a Next Steps Meeting to discuss your progression.

Bursary Support

Welcome to Access Creative College. Please see the below Criteria to establish whether you may be eligible for Bursary Support, which may be able to assist you financially with travel, Free Meals, etc. Please also review the Evidence Guide and begin to collate what you will need to submit to ensure that we can review and where eligible approve you as quickly as possible.

You will be informed when applications for 2024 – 2025 are open. Returning and New Learners must be enrolled prior to submitting an application and you will use your college email address to do this, which is a Google account.

New and returning learners MUST be able to fund travel and meals themselves until they are approved for Bursary Support. Where eligible learners will be reimbursed from receipt of their application. Please ensure that as our learner you also have your own bank account. Your application will not be considered until you submit it with your own details.

Please note that our Central Admissions Team are unable to advise on Bursaries. Please do not call them regarding any Bursary related query. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Bursary Support Team at [email protected]

Apprentices

As part of our Student Support service, we support apprentices with learning difficulties and differences, disabilities and medical conditions. 

We also provide support relating to any issues that may be perceived as disadvantages or potential barriers to success. The Learning Support Team will provide guidance before you start and during your induction in order to:

  • identify skills
  • assess ​support ​needs
  • ensure that the workplace and delivery is appropriate for your particular support needs, as well as your interests and chosen career path.

You can tell us about your support needs during Onboarding. Please tell us as much as you can so that we can fully understand your needs.

If you can bring any supporting documents, such as an Educational Health Care Plan, Educational Psychologist reports or medical diagnosis letters with you to your interview, that would be really helpful. We may arrange a support review as a follow up to your interview, talk to your school about support you have received to date, and to your local authority about funding arrangements. We may also talk to your Social Worker, Key Worker, any health professionals you regularly engage with and parents/carers.

We​ ​will endeavour to provide appropriate support for you,​ with needs assessed on an individual basis.

​The type of support we can offer may include:

  • A learning support worker to provide one to one support
  • Support in your English and maths lessons
  • Further assessments for Exam Access Arrangements
  • Individual support packages ​for higher-needs learners in consultation with your Local Authority (this will be based on any existing documentation, such as an Educational Health and Care Plan).

Once you have begun your apprenticeship, you will have a series of one-to-one tutorials which will support your progress, feeding into an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and scheduled one to ones with the ALS team. 

For more information on support available, contact [email protected]