Disability & Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Support
Our Disability and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Team, part of Library & Student Services, is experienced in giving advice on the support available for students with disabilities and SpLDs.
We are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties (SpLDs). We aim to encourage an inclusive environment which enables our students to develop their skills, knowledge and strategies to manage their own learning and to realise/achieve their full potential through:
· providing advice and co-ordinate support in relation to disabilities and specific learning differences
· promoting independent study and contributing to the further development of an inclusive curriculum
Disability & SpLD Support & funding
For further information on all areas of support and funding, please see the following web pages;
Financial Support for Disabled/SpLD Students - Higher Education
Financial Support for Disabled/SpLD Students - Further Education Students applying for further education courses may have their needs assessed at the University and we will in turn provide support where possible, using funding from either the Education Funding Agency or the Skills Funding Agency.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) funds learners between 16 and 19 years old or up to the age of 25 if the learner has a Learning Difficulty Assessment.
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) funds adult learners over 19 or 25 if they have a Learning Difficulty Assessment.
Further information on courses and benefits for disabled/SpLD students can be found at gov.uk
Financial Support for Disabled/SpLD Students - International students
Disability & SpLD Team Contacts
Tel: 01227 817355
Tel: 01372 202431
Tel: 01252 892738
Tel: 01634 888714