The Learning Support Team aims to help all students achieve their full potential whilst studying at Grantham College & University Centre. Help is available for students studying on all of our courses, whether you are at college or studying towards a University level qualification. Our qualified and experienced team are able to support students with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities including, but not limited to:
Students needing complex support will be involved in preparing and designing their own individual programme of support to help them fully access their learning. Support may be in class, one-to-one or access to specialist equipment or services.
Disabled Student Allowance
If you are studying a University level course at Grantham College and have a learning disability or difficulty then you can apply for a Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)
DSA grants are based on your personal needs and not at all based on your income. The funds are paid to the supplier of support or specialist equipment which may be the college if you so choose.
Six simple steps to apply for a DSA:
The Learning Support team can help you with this process and provide you with one to one specialist support.
Grantham College is a supplier of Non-Medical Help (NMH) for students receiving DSA. View our hourly NMH rates.
If you are a prospective or current student, or parent/carer or student, and need more information, advice or support regarding any additional support please contact: WHO TO CONTACT???
English & Maths
All students aged under 19 who study at Grantham College and have not attained a grade ‘C’ GCSE or above in either English Language or Maths will participate in Functional Skills or GCSE lessons.
These lessons will form part of your programme of study.
For those students who didn’t achieve a grade ‘C’ or above in either English Language or Maths years ago and wish to get back into education, go to university or increase their knowledge and gain a recognised qualification, we offer classes in English from Entry Level 3 to Level 2 and in Maths from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.
Achieving a good standard in English and Maths is a key requirement for most jobs as well other courses you may be thinking of progressing onto. When you enrol on a qualification you will also work towards a level 2 qualification in English and/or Maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 previously. This will either be a Functional Skills course or a GCSE retake programme, depending on which is most suitable for you