NEWRY WEST CAMPUS CLOSURE:

Newry West Campus remains closed for essential maintenance. Students have been advised of new room locations in East campus. Visitors should report to East campus. If you have any queries in advance of arrival, please call 0300 123 1223.

LATERAL FLOW TESTING:

We strongly encourage all staff and students due to come onto College campuses to take part in Lateral Flow Testing. Read more at https://www.src.ac.uk/the-college/covid-19-info  

Learning Support

Learning Support

We are committed to providing a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all our students. Our inclusive policies aim to promote active participation and seamless integration into college life. Our dedicated Learning Support team is here to support all students to become independent learners. The team should be your first point of contact for any disability-related enquiry.

What is learning support?

Learning Support is additional support to assist students who might otherwise be unable to access a programme of study or who, by reason of their learning difficulty or disability, may require specific support beyond that normally provided by the College. This support will assist students with disabilities, learning difficulties or medical conditions to realise their full academic and personal potential. Examples of difficulties includes specific literacy difficulties, Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, mental health difficulties or mobility difficulties.

Should I disclose my learning difficulty and/or disability?

There is no obligation to disclose learning difficulties or a disability, either when applying to the College or throughout time spent studying at the College. However, we would strongly advise you to inform us as it is impossible to plan in advance if we are not advised of the support that you may require. All information will be treated in a sensitive and confidential manner. The following are some comments from our students who have been supported in the College.

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How to make a referral

There is no obligation to disclose learning difficulties or a disability, either when applying to the College or throughout time spent studying at the College. However, we would strongly advise you to inform us of your additional learning needs on your online application form, so we can plan in advance to support you. Please note that all information is treated in a sensitive and confidential manner.

Learning Support Referral Form

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Have you applied for a Higher Education course?

Higher Education students, studying Level 4 and above, who require learning support are advised to make an application to their local Education Authority for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). You can access a step-by-step guide for DSA applications here Download PDF

More information is also available at www.studentfinanceni.co.uk or alternatively please contact a member of the Learning Support Team.

Students entitled to DSA can also access 'Bridging the gap: A guide to the Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) in Higher Education. Access PDF here

Preparing for moving to College

In preparation for making the transition to College, the Education Authority and the Autism Advisory and Intervention Service have produced a series of helpful videos to guide applicants including 'An overview of AD', 'Strategies for College' and 'Using the Stepping up Booklet.' To access the videos, please visit https://www.eani.org.uk/stepping-up-staff-training-programme

Examination support

If you have a disability and are sitting exams an application may need to be made to your Awarding Body. It is very important that you let college staff know as soon as possible if you need any adjustments to make your course accessible to you and this includes special exam arrangements.

If you have been permitted exam arrangements such as extra time, or a reader in your previous school and will be sitting exams here at the College, an application has to be sent to the Awarding Body at the beginning of the exam series.

You need to make an appointment with the Learning Support Co-ordinator if you require examination support for your course (contact details below).

AccessAble - promoting accessibility

Southern Regional College is pleased to be working with AccessAble to promote the accessibility of our College. Visit: https://www.accessable.co.uk/ and search for the campus you want to find your way around.

How to get in touch

Please note that the College also welcomes the student’s designated person (e.g. parent, guardian, carer, key worker, social worker, support worker) to attend any meetings with their Learning Support Co-ordinator.

Learning Support Manager

Learning Support Manager
Donna Hughes
T: 028 3839 7710 / M: 077 6716 7124 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Armagh Campus

Learning Support Co-ordinators
Jacqueline Simms
T: 028 3025 9612 / M: 077 3391 2872 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lorraine Abbott
T: 028 3025 9612 / M: 078 4197 0567 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Banbridge Campus

Learning Support Co-ordinator
Siobhan Blaney
T: 028 3025 9612 / M: 077 3391 2871 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Portadown & Lurgan Campuses

Learning Support Co-ordinator
Grainne O'Dowd
T: 028 3025 9612 / M: 078 7019 3857 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newry Campus

Learning Support Co-ordinators
Caitriona Killoran
T: 028 3025 9612 / M: 077 1198 1741 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Paula Shields
T: 028 3025 9612 / M: 077 6716 7138 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greenbank Campus

Learning Support Co-ordinator
John Cleary
T: 028 3025 9612 / M: 078 9459 4777 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other sources of information

Useful links
 
Autism NI https://www.autismni.org/
Educaton Authority NI https://www.eani.org.uk/