Additional 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.


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.