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Support for Students 

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We pride ourselves in making sure that all students get the support they need to develop and achieve whilst at Northern College. 

Additional Learning Support 

We help students with additional needs such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Autistic Spectrum Condition, ADHD, hearing and visual impairments and medical conditions including mental health. 

You can tell us about any additional needs you have when you apply.  We will ask you for further details, as well as any medical or assessment information you may have.  Following assessment, we will work with you to put in place any required support. 

This may include: 

  • Adapted learning materials 
  • Adjustment made by teaching staff  
  • Assistive technology 
  • In-class support  
  • 1:1 out of class support 
  • Exam Access Arrangements 

We aim to provide individually tailored support to help you overcome barriers, build resilience, and meet targets as part of becoming more independent. 

Mental health and wellbeing 

We are committed to supporting its students to feel well both mentally and physically.  Sometimes it can be difficult to stay focussed on your college work and remain positive, so the college has a range of activities to support mental health and wellbeing.  As a student it is important that you tell us if you’re experience difficulties so we can help you get the very best student experience whilst studying with us.  

You can also use the NHS website to find contact details for a wide range of mental health charities, organisations and support groups. 

To find out more about additional learning support including mental health and wellbeing, please contact us via  


We have a multi-faith room, with far reaching beautiful views across the National Trust gardens and parkland.  The multi-faith room can be used for prayer or quiet contemplation for those with no faith. The college also has a number of chaplains who can support students in pastor care, prayer or as a listening ear. The room and Chaplain Service can be used by all students regardless of faith background.   

Personal Development 

College is not just about studying qualifications. There are lots of opportunities to get involved in college life, develop new skills and interests as well as meet students from different courses. 

Activities include: 

  • Becoming a representative on the Student Council or on one of the College’s operational committees 
  • Joining the Creative Writing Club 
  • Socialising in the Student Hub
  • Volunteering with the National Trust on one of their many projects
  • Acting as a Student Ambassador and supporting at events such as College open days 
  • Offering your own skills and expertise to run a student led activity 

Other support services include: 

Financial Support

To see our additional support policies please visit our key documents page.

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