Inclusive Learning Service

The Inclusive Learning Service works with all our students to remove any barriers to learning due to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

If you feel you will need additional support in College please let us know as soon as you apply so that we can make the reasonable adjustments required to help you.

The College works hard to ensure everyone has the support they need to learn, achieve and enjoy college life.

What support is available at Leeds College of Building?

Universal – Quality First Teaching

  • In class differentiation
  • Access to in class support
  • Access to English and Maths support
  • 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

The College offers a bespoke Bridge Builder provision for those who have learning difficulties and or disabilities, aged 16-24 years 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.

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 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.

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 and targeted support

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 6048.

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

Sinitta Craze, Senior ILS Administrator

Simon Austin, High Needs Coordinator

Nicky Robinson, Learning Support Organiser