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Learning Support is a support service for students with a range of additional needs. We can provide additional support for you if you have a learning difficulty, disability, medical condition, literacy, numeracy or language need. It's available to all students subject to assessment and agreement of need and resources.


A referral can be made in a variety of ways:

  • Through a request you have made, or from your tutor, your parents/carers, your previous school or Connexions via phone, post or email
  • During the interview for the intended course of study.
  • You can self-refer by completing a yellow learning support card available at reception.
  • Once we have received a referral, we will invite you for an initial assessment.


During the initial assessment, we will discuss your needs with you, what support you had previously, the type of support we could offer and the levels available.

We ask students to provide evidence of their need for support.

Our video explains how learning support works at Buckinghamshire College Group. The video was made at Aylesbury College before the merger with Amersham & Wycombe College, however the same principles apply across the merged Buckinghamshire College Group.

How we support our students

We can provide support in a variety of ways:

  • In-class assistance
  • Out-of-class additional sessions
  • Specialist equipment
  • Adapted learning materials
  • Break and lunchtime support
  • Exam Support
  • Individual adaptations

We work with students with a range of additional needs:

  • Specific learning difficulties such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism, including Aspergers
  • Physical and Sensory Disabilities
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties
  • Medical Conditions
  • Mental Health Conditions

Levels of Support

The support we offer will be different for every person and will depend on individual needs. Criteria for support depend on the degree of need and evidence of a learning difficulty or disability. Your support will be regularly reviewed and may be increased or reduced during the year.

Download our High Needs Study Programme guide

See our Local Offer for students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

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