​Additional Learning Support (ALS)

The Additional Learning Support Team (ALS) are able to offer Information, Advice and Guidance for students who experience Learning Difficulties or a Disability, and their families. Some of the services available are listed below:

  • Assessment for exam concessions
  • Accessibility support and personal care facilities
  • Communication support for Hearing Impaired
  • Visual Stress Screening
  • Allocation of support in class from a Learning Support Practitioner (subject to high needs funding)
  • Assistive Technology (hardware, software and other resources)
  • Dyslexia support and advice
  • Library resources
  • Support with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
  • Support with Medical Conditions
  • Transition support for new applicants
  • Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) subject to high needs funding and referral

The Suffolk New College ALS Team provide support to students with a wide range of specific needs and disabilities, including completing assessments of needs, advising on support to be provided and contributing as appropriate to Education Health Care Plans (EHCP).

Referral to these services is made via the ALS Team and is subject to funding. If you would like to discuss your specific needs or requirements, please contact the team on 01473 382489 / 382823, or email us at als@suffolk.ac.uk