What happens if I have a disability or learning difficulty?

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South Essex College welcomes students who have a disability and/or learning difficulty and will use our best endeavours to ensure, in line with our commitment to the Equality Duty as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and the new 0-25 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014, that there is appropriate access and appropriate support for individual students where necessary.

We appreciate and value the contribution that individuals with learning difficulties and/or disabilities bring to the College. The College is committed to making students with an additional support need feel valued, respected and supported. We aim to create an inclusive environment where all students are treated on the basis of their merits, ability and potential.

The College works in partnership with relevant agencies (for example local authorities) and is proud to fulfil its statutory duties to provide for those individuals with more complex learning needs and disabilities.

Whether you need help with completing your application, with your course or with examinations, our experienced staff in the Additional Learning Support team provide support for a variety of disabilities including hearing/visual impairments, learning difficulties and physical difficulties. We will assess any support needs you might have, and our teaching and support staff work together to offer equal access to the curriculum, equipment and physical resources.

Additional support is available via the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) for higher education students.

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