West Cheshire College actively promotes diversity and inclusion through the delivery of personalised and person-centred learning throughout our curriculum. Our specialist support staff offer one-to-one teaching, advisory and mentoring support. The person-centred support gives disabled learners an input and a voice that is listened to and acted upon so that any adjustments within the learning and teaching environment can be made.
The College offers a range of additional learning support which is delivered by dedicated professionals within the following specialist areas:
- Autistic Spectrum / Asperger Syndrome
- Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing
- Irlen Syndrome
- Medical Conditions
- Mental Health
- Physical Disabilities
- Specific Learning Difficulties
- Visual Impairment
- ESOL support for speakers of other languages
We have a range of equipment that is designed to meet the specific needs of our students. For example, the Tiger Max Braille Embosser, which enables us to quickly and quietly print braille and the highest-resolution tactile graphics available. The MyReader desk magnifier is the new, improved auto-reader for low vision. You quickly take images of book or magazine pages and myReader2 rearranges the text on screen. We also have a number of Bar Magnifiers which enlarge a complete line of text at a time, allowing better reading flow for longer texts.
The College’s Careers, Finance and Welfare team can provide advice and support about Disabled Students’ Allowance (a package of support for disabled students in HE) and can arrange appointments with local nationally accredited assessment centres. Click here for more info.