​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
  • Academic support through the Study Skills Team
  • Visual Stress Screening
  • Learning Support Assistants
  • Specialist Autism and ADHD service
  • Assistive Technology (hardware, software and other resources)
  • Library resources
  • Support with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
  • Entry Level Courses
  • Support with a Medical Conditions
  • Transition support for new applicants
  • Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

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 and Health Care Plans (EHCP). The ALS Team also formulate Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) Plans for students with EHCPs to document how all aspects of the EHCP will be met, including assessment of learning and social needs.

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