What is Learning Support?

Learning Support is available to assist students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who require additional support whilst studying in NA College.  Learning support can include:  

  • Classroom-based support
  • Special exam arrangements (extra time, reader, scribe)
  • Assistive technology loan (laptops, recording and reading pens)


If you have support requirements and decide not to make a referral for learning support you will be unable to access any support (this includes exam support). 

How can I apply for additional learning support?

Please complete the Learning Support Referral Form on the next page and return to the Learning Support Co-ordinator in your campus of study.  Once you have submitted this form, a member of the Learning Support team will be in contact with you to arrange a time for you to come in and meet to complete an initial needs assessment.

What information is needed for my initial needs assessment?

The Learning Support Officer will need a copy of evidence indicating your learning difficulty and/or disability for example: 

  • Statement of Educational Needs/ Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Educational Psychologist report
  • Medical evidence e.g. an assessment or report from an Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Consultant, Mental Health Practitioner or Social Worker

Exam Support

If you have a learning difficulty and/or disability and are sitting exams, an application may need to be made to the Awarding Body of the course you are studying with NA College, If you have been permitted exam arrangements such as extra time, scribe or a reader in school please provide these details on your Learning Support Referral form. 

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