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Additional Learning Support

We promote equality of opportunity for the development of an individual’s potential, regardless of their differences and disability.

We are committed to contributing to Blackpool and Lancashire’s SEND local offer.

Please contact Additional Learning Support (ALS) should you have any Special Educational Needs or Disabilities that affect your learning whilst at college, these may include:

The ALS Administrator can be contacted on 01253 394911 or at learning.alert@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk. Our experienced team is here to support you.

How can we help?

Before you study to Blackpool Sixth

  • We can visit your school and talk to your teachers (please invite us to any essential meetings).
  • We can welcome you at our open events, contact us if you would rather come at a time to suits you.
  • We can produce a personalised transition plan that will help you find your way around our campus and ensure you choose the right courses.
  • Attendance at ‘March Taster Sessions’ and ‘New Student Day’ will help you decide on your courses.
  • We will meet you at your enrolment interview to ensure we’re aware of all your needs.

Whilst you are studying at Blackpool Sixth

  • Focus Centre – The ALS team is based in here and is available to all students, so someone will always be able to help you.
  • In-class/Out-of-class support – We can provide support for you in lessons, extra help out-of-class so you can develop your own learning skills.
  • iPads and Laptops – Many of our students use technology as part of their learning, if you don’t have an iPad or laptop, we can help you to buy/loan a device to assist your learning.
  • Exam Provision – We will work with you to find out what arrangements would benefit you, whether it’s an laptop or additional time.
  • Care Needs – We can put a personalised care plan in place for you, early notice is appreciated, so we can ensure staff have the relevant training.

Progression

Learners will be helped to consider their next move forward. We provide:

  • Accompanied careers interviews
  • Accompanied visits to Universities/other institutions
  • Help with applying for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
  • Contact with disability officers at future establishments
  • ‘Progression Statement’ which explains the level of support received, to help in planning for your future.

Downloads

Please click on the link to view our leaflet on how we can support students through Additional Learning Support.

Blackpool Local Offer

The Blackpool Local Offer pages tell you what is available for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Blackpool. Click here to visit the website.

Lancashire Local Offer

The Lancashire Local Offer brings together information that is helpful to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. Click here to visit the website.