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SEND and Additional Support

The college offers a wide range of assistance to students with additional needs. We believe that all students should have an equal chance of success and offer specialist learning support, equipment and resources.

SEND and Additional Support

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The Sheffield College supports students who have an EHCP plan and those with the following additional needs:

  • physical or mobility impairments
  • visual or hearing impairments
  • communication and learning difficulties
  • dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia
  • Autism and Asperger syndrome
  • medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes and heart disease
  • mental health difficulties such as depression

We have an extensive team of qualified and experienced specialists to support students with:

  • physical access
  • personal care
  • adapting course materials
  • specialist equipment and resources
  • specialist provisions

You will need to complete a disability disclosure form so that your needs can then be assessed and the appropriate support is put into place. Please contact as soon as possible so we can ensure that the support you need is in place.

Students with an EHC Plan

We are able to support students with an Education, Health and Care Plan every step of the way, from finding out more about our offer to ensuring a smooth transition to college life. We are able to support you through the application process and make sure that progression from school is smooth.

This could include:

  • attendance at annual reviews held in school
  • arranging access to information, advice and guidance about the provision at The Sheffield College
  • arranging experience of The Sheffield College environment (e.g. tours or tasters)
  • working alongside students and the people who support them to make sure they get the right help
  • liaising with professionals in education, health and care to meet student support needs

Access and Assistance

Our four main campuses are City, Hillsborough, Olive Grove and the Adult learning centre at Pennine Five, and:

  • are safe by design for all college users
  • have blue badge holder parking spaces (these do not need to be booked in advance)
  • are wheelchair accessible
  • have wheelchair accessible lifts (some also have platform lifts)
  • can provide large print and braille information documents via support agencies
  • welcome assistance dogs on the premises
  • have multi-use toilets and facilities with hoists and changing beds available
  • refectories are accessible to all

For accessibility information about our campuses please visit the AccessAble website by clicking here.