SRC NOTICE (Updated Wednesday 13th January 2021)

The College reopened on 4th January in line with guidance issued by the Department for the Economy. The College will remain open, with the majority of teaching delivered online until after the mid-term break (22nd February).

BTEC AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS EXAMINATIONS
In light of the ongoing Covid situation, the College has taken the decision to postpone all BTEC and Essential Skills exams scheduled to take place in January and February. In line with the Minister’s statement on 6th January, no student will be disadvantaged as a result of this decision and further information on assessment arrangements will be provided as soon as possible.

WORK BASED LEARNING – TRAINING FOR SUCCESS (TfS) AND APPRENTICESHIPS
From 14th January the College will further limit the number of TFS and apprentices required to come onsite. All TfS and Apprenticeship training programmes will move to remote learning to the maximum extent possible. It will only be in exceptional circumstances that trainees/apprentices will be required to come onsite and this is likely to be limited to assessment and examinations that cannot be delayed to later in the year. Should you be required to come onsite your Course Co-ordinator will inform you accordingly, so please maintain contact with the College and your lecturers.

PART-TIME/EVENING COURSES
Some part-time courses due to start in January/February may be postponed and those enrolled will be notified with an alternative start date. Some existing part-time courses will revert to online delivery (or be suspended until mid-February) and students will be informed as to the nature of their course delivery.

STUDENT SUPPORT
Learning Resource Centres remain open to students unable to access online lessons from home. Student services and limited canteen facilities are also available to students during this period. Student queries should be directed to Course Co-ordinators. General queries should be emailed to info@src.ac.uk 

Further information is available on the College's Covid-19 information page https://www.src.ac.uk/the-college/covid-19-info 

Learning Support

Learning Support

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The College aims to provide a safe, supportive and friendly learning environment for all students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Learning Support Referral Form

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. Examples of support include learning support assistants, mentors, scribes, special exam arrangements or assistive technology loan.

Students with additional learning support requirements will be interviewed and assessed in relation to their needs and an individual support plan drawn up and agreed with them.

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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.

How Can I Access Learning Support?

There are a number of options available for you:

  • Complete a Referral Form and forward to the Learning Support Co-ordinator. 
  • Contact the relevant Learning Support Co-ordinator in your campus by either calling into their office, e-mailing or calling them. Contact details can be found in the SRC Website
  • Speak to your Personal Tutor
What Support will I Receive on my Course?

The level of support that you receive will depend on your particular learning needs. Every student is treated on an individual basis.  Types of support can include the following:

  • Learning support assistant support
  • Mentoring support
  • Support for assistive technology
  • Special exam arrangements
How do I obtain special examination arrangements if I have any disabilities?

If you have a disability and are sitting exams an application may need to be made to your Awarding Body.

It is very important to let college staff know as soon as possible if you need any adjustments to make your course accessible to you, 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. Please discuss examination support with your Personal Tutor or Lecturer who will make a referral to the Learning Support Co-Ordinator.

What support will I receive if I am a Higher Education student?

Students on Higher Education programmes who have a diagnosed learning difficulty or disability may be eligible to apply to their local Education Authority for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). DSA can help with the cost of a non-medical helper (e.g. mentor or note taker), items of specialist equipment, travel and other course-related costs. If you need any advice or guidance on this process please contact your Learning Support Co-ordinator or alternatively view www.studentfinanceni.co.uk for further details.

AccessAble - Promoting Accessibility at SRC

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.

The Learning Support Team at Southern Regional College are:


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.

SRC ARMAGH
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.

SRC BANBRIDGE
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.

SRC PORTADOWN & SRC LURGAN
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.

SRC NEWRY
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.

Fiona Ferris
TFS Learning Support Co-ordinator
Campus: Greenbank, Hamiltonsbawn Road Armagh & Portadown
T: 028 3025 9612 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.