Learning Support

Students with a learning or other disability will, following an assessment of their needs, be supported on their programmes in a number of different ways.

Examples of support currently in use in the College are:

  • Reduced class size
  • Communicator/interpreter
  • Appropriately qualified and experienced Learning Support Workers
  • Additional tutorial time
  • Support for those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Support for those with mental health difficulties
  • Dyslexia support and support for other specific learning difficulties e.g. ADHD, autism, Asperger's syndrome (1:1 and in class)
  • Specific software for those with a visual impairment

Staff Expertise

  • The Learning Support Team are skilled in teaching and supporting students with disabilities and have a range of expertise and interests in the field.
  • In addition, when necessary, communicators/interpreters are provided by the College to support deaf or partially deaf students.

To view our Disablilty Statement click here


We recognise that moving on after Secondary School or Alternative Curriculum Provision can be a daunting and confusing time for young people. At Carlisle College we have a dedicated Learning Support transition team who are here to help in anyway they can to ensure a smooth transition from School/Alternative Provision to College. Assistance can include:

  • Meeting students in School/Provision to talk about College
  • Arranging individual College tours
  • Arranging tasters in their area of choice at College
  • Ensuring the right support is in place to facilitate learning
  • Attending Year 9-11 reviews for students with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP's)


For more information about Learning Support at Carlisle College please contact the Learning Support Department on 01228 822830.