Learning Support Service

We welcome the introduction of the Equality Act 2010, and we are committed to meeting all of its requirements.

Our Learning Services Manager is available to discuss individual requirements for those who have additional needs, and provide advice, including information about DSA (The Disabled Student's Allowance). Alternatively you can get further information about DSAs (and download a copy of Bridging the Gap) by visiting www.direct.gov.uk/dsas.

Our Disability Statement will help you to make an informed decision about choosing to study here. You will be assessed on your academic ability for the course you wish to study.

If you need support

If you think you might need extra support make sure you let us know as early as possible. Call us on  0191 490 2253 or 0191 490 2213 (minicom).

We can offer:

  • Personalised and bespoke support, in and out of class to meet your additional support needs
  • Individualised and tailor made student support, in and out of class
  • Assistance through the use of a range of specialist equipment
  • Advice and assistance with access, resources and materials
  • Liaison with parents and carers, schools and external support agencies
  • Support with personal care
  • Support at meal and break times

Please contact Sharon Todd, Learning Services Manager on tel 0191 426 4329 or email sharon.todd@gateshead.ac.uk