Adult Learning support
Northamptonshire Adult Learning Service is committed to supporting everyone who lives or works in Northamptonshire to further their learning and personal development.
We are committed to ensuring equality for all current and potential learners regardless of disability, age, race, gender, special educational needs, religion, sexual orientation, or marital status.
We strive to be a disability friendly service and are fully committed to ensuring people living with disabilities, impairments, mental health conditions or neuro-diverse conditions are supported to access learning opportunities.
Additional Learner Support
Learner support is available for learners that may require additional support to access and complete a course.
The Learner Support Team:
- offers information and can discuss with you the level of support you require
- arranges for specialist equipment, support, and resources to be available for your needs
- supports the tutor in applying for special arrangements to be made for exams
- co-ordinates the provision of support inside and outside the classroom
- liaises with tutors and staff to ensure your learning needs are met
- reviews your needs on a regular basis
Examples of additional support available to attend our courses are:
- resources - providing a variety of formats to make printed texts / audio or visual content, online resources accessible
- specialist equipment - providing equipment to support your needs such as radio aids
- carer or support worker - we can help if you have a carer or support worker that needs to attend a course with you
- financial support - subject to criteria, our additional learner support fund is available to help with financial support for transport, fees, learning materials for accredited courses - For non-accredited courses our discretionary learner support fund (bursary) is available to apply for help with transport or fees
Tell us about your disability or additional need
To help us make reasonable adjustments to ensure that learners with disabilities or impairments are not disadvantaged, please tell us at the earliest opportunity so that this gives us enough time to make arrangements, if required.
When you tell us about your health status, we will use the information to support you. The information is reviewed regularly with you to check for any change, and we will, where possible, reduce the need for you having to repeat what you have already told us, when you book onto further courses.
The information is particularly useful to your course tutor to help them adapt their teaching and resources, if required, and do their best to make your learning experience a positive one.
It is your choice whether you let us know about a disability or health condition that may affect your learning.
We use several venues across the county to deliver our courses from and we do our best to use fully accessible buildings, but we cannot always guarantee this. For this reason, there may be some specific questions that we will ask you when we speak to you.
For further information or to talk confidentially about your needs or support, please contact our Learner Support Advisor.
- Email: [email protected]
- Telephone: 01604 368023 (answer machine) where a telephone call back can be requested
Last updated 24 February 2023