Learning support

Learning support

Our dedicated Learning Support Team are committed to encouraging students to fulfill their full potential.

About Specific Learning Difference (SpLD)

There are a number of different Specific Learning Differences – Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit, Asperger’s Syndrome, Specific Language Difficulty and Dyscalculia. 

If you are registered and you believe you may have an SpLD, you can access our Free Online Screening Tool to assess for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Visual Stress. If you think you might have ADD & ADHD, make an appointment by calling 01482 462222.

You are welcome to attend the regular group workshops on ‘Understanding your SpLD’ once you’ve registered. 


Students with SpLDs can receive the following:

  • Designated SpLD Tutor aligned to your course
  • Specialist 1:1 tutorials
  • Comprehensive programme of group workshops
  • Exam Access Arrangements
  • A designated online SpLD resource bank
  • Reasonable adjustments for your assessed work
  • Assistive technology on all networked PCs


Student Services can also provide equipment to loan, such as Dictaphones and Laptops.

Resources for Students with SpLDs

Resources are available on our VLE Canvas page. 


Hourly rate paid by DSA

Currently have 3 SpLD Tutors (NMH)

The hourly rate paid by DSA is £65.23 (incl VAT).

This covers tuition fee, over-head costs and measurable quality assurance.

Contact the Learning Support Team