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Inclusive Learning Services (Student Support)

Inclusive Learning Services: Student Support

The College offers a bespoke Bridge Builder provision for those who have learning difficulties and or disabilities, aged 16-24yrs who are High Needs or have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Courses are personalised to meet individual needs and work towards outcomes linked to further study, employment and independent futures.

High Needs Students can access all mainstream courses at all levels as appropriate, personalised times tables are in place to support this process.

The High Needs team is committed to helping people with learning difficulties/disabilities to overcome the barriers within learning, identify strategies that will help them in adulthood, build on personal and social skills and to be fully integrated into the College mainstream courses and the community.

We work closely with students with an EHC plan, their families and other external agencies, to carry out statutory annual reviews and monitor the outcomes and progress of the EHC Plan.

Support advice and guidance is available to all students with or without an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

What is the Local Offer?

From September 2014, every Local Authority will be required to publish information about services they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND); and also services outside of the area which they expect children and young people from their area will use. This will be known as the ‘Local Offer’.

The Local Offer will put all the information about education, health and care services, leisure activities and support groups in one place.

Please note the College is now using the new terminology EHCP in place of the previously used Statements, LDA/139a, the 139a is no longer a legal document and all current statement’s will be converted into EHCP’s by April 1st 2018.

High Needs refers to a young person whose home local authority has assessed them as requiring high needs support and a commissioned place has been agreed with the College.

Students who do not have an EHCP but require some support will receive this through Universal (first teaching) and targeted support.

What support is available at Leeds College of Building?

Universal – Quality First Teaching / Generic Targeted Support

  • In class differentiation
  • Access to in class support
  • Access to English and Maths suppoirt
  • Support Summary / In class Reasonable Adjustments
  • Light touch mentoring
  • Out of class Personal Advisor support
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • Risk assessments
  • Hearing loops
  • Exam Access arrangements
  • Adapted resources
  • Overlays/ coloured paper, roaming profiles

High Needs / Targeted Support

  • Small groups ‘Bridge Builder’
  • Personalised timetable / Reasonable adjustments
  • Learning Mentor weekly as required 1-1
  • Personal support 1-1 with tutor
  • Assistive technology
  • Exam Access Arrangements
  • Personalised in-class support
  • Independent time out of class
  • Overlays/ coloured paper, roaming profiles
  • Hearing loops
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • Pre and Post teaching
  • Adapted resources

Specific Difficulties / Disabilities

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • Communication and interaction - support available:
  • In/out of class support at ratio required
  • Transition plan
  • Meet and greet
  • Familiarisation of campus and rooms
  • Taster sessions
  • Lunch time supervision
  • Personalised timetable
  • Learning Mentor

Hearing Impairment

  • In/out of class support at ratio required
  • Specialist assistive technology
  • Meet and greet
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • Familiarisation of campus and rooms
  • Taster sessions
  • Lunch time supervision
  • Personalised timetable
  • Communication support worker
  • English support classes
  • Access to a learning support specialist for the deaf
  • Learning Mentor

Social, Emotional Mental Health Needs

  • In/out of class support at ratio required
  • Specialist assistive technology
  • Transition plan
  • Meet and greet
  • Familiarisation of campus and rooms
  • Taster sessions
  • Personalised timetable
  • Learning Mentor

Multi-Sensory Impairment and Medical Needs

Sensory, physical and medical-support available:

  • In/out of class support at ratio required
  • Specialist assistive technology
  • Transition plan
  • Meet and greet
  • Familiarisation of campus and rooms
  • Taster sessions
  • Lunch time supervision
  • Personalised timetable

Get in Touch

If you require further information on the Inclusive Learning Services team and the student support that is available please call 0113 222 6029.

You can also email a member of the team directly, details are provided below:

Adam Read, ILS Administrator aread@lcb.ac.uk

Simon Austin, High Needs Coordinator SAustin@lcb.ac.uk

Nicky Robinson, Learning Support Organiser nrobinson@lcb.ac.uk

Karen Thomas, Inclusive Learning Services Manager kthomas@lcb.ac.uk