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Learning Support

We are an equal opportunities training provider, which means that we are committed to a policy of equality of opportunity aiming to offer a high quality service no matter what your personal circumstances.

The Learning Support Service is here if you have a specific learning disability or difficulty, or you require specialist assistance on an accredited course.

The Learning Support team can:

  • discuss with you and assess the support you may need
  • arrange support where possible within the classroom either by the loan of equipment, technology or by one of our experienced support staff working with you in the classroom
  • support and advise you and your tutor during your course
  • BSL interpreters / note taking
  • Advise and support learners to make access arrangements for exams, such as extra time or the provision of a scribe

Additional tutor support for learning

Once you are attending a course, we can provide additional learning support and study skills for learners with disabilities and/or specific learning difficulties.

Our tutors can provide additional support for your learning, such as 1-1 sessions after class. Please talk to your tutor if you have not already approached the Learner Support team on enrolment to your course.

Dyslexia Support

We provide initial advice and guidance to support learners. Dyslexia support is offered on a one to one basis by the tutor. Assistive technology may be provided as appropriate such as computers in class or coloured in-lays.

Please inform us if you need dyslexia support on enrolment or within the first week of attending your course by speaking to your tutor.

Can you spare two hours a week?

We need volunteers to work alongside learners with disabilities and learning difficulties who need extra support in the classroom. Can you commit to work 2 hours per week, for a 10-week term?

Please email if you can help.


CALAT and the Learner Support department gives you every opportunity to disclose your disability, learning difficulty or medical condition. The information that you give us will be classed as ‘sensitive’ and will not be passed on without your consent.

You have the right to confidentiality, including complete confidentiality. The right to confidentiality can only be breached in exceptional circumstances under Safeguarding procedures.

Our aim however, is to gain as much relevant information about you as possible in order to provide you with the most appropriate support to ensure you have a good learning experience and achieve your learning goals and qualifications.