If you need extra help and guidance or have concerns that are troubling you, the Student Support Team are here to help and support you. We have a professional and friendly team who can offer advice. We work closely with agencies and charities that also offer support to our students.
Students with Additional Learning Needs and Disabilities
NPTC Group of Colleges is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities, including those with additional learning needs (ALN) have equal access to the curriculum. Our specialist staff offer exceptional levels of support to students, in a caring and supportive environment.
NPTC Group of Colleges is an equal opportunities provider, and we actively encourage applications from students with ALN and/or disabilities. We believe in involving students from the very beginning, placing them at the centre of the planning and decision-making process.
Our team have a wealth of experience and are dedicated to providing high-quality support for all students. Our aim is to nurture students towards greater independence and confidence.
We offer a wide range of services and support for our students, including:
• Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Support
• Disability/Medical Support
• Assistive and Sensory Technology
• Hearing/Visual Impairment Support
• BSL Sign Language Interpreter
• Dyslexia Assessments
• 1:1 specialist support for Dyslexia
• Exam Arrangements
• Study Skills Coaches
• In-Class Support/ Discrete Learning
• Literacy/Numeracy help
• Adapted/Easy Read Text
• Welsh Language Speaking Staff
• Travel Training & Transition Support
Our campuses also have quiet ‘Student Zone’ areas where students can work, study, or relax.
To ensure that we can provide the right support for you, please mention any requirements at an early stage, e.g., on your application, or at your interview or enrolment.
If you would like to discuss any additional support needs, please contact the Study Support Team: email@example.com
Our Student Zone staff support students who may be at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education, or training).
Staff work with students who may have low attendance or personal issues that are affecting their studies. The Wellbeing team has close relationships with local agencies in the area so that they can support students in the best way possible.
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
College Counselling Service
The College has a professional Counselling Service. Four Counsellors are available to provide support for students across all campuses. Access to the service is via a referral process, students can self-refer or be referred by their tutors, counselling is provided on a six-session model and the team link closely with specialist external partners.
The team can offer sessions via Microsoft Teams, phone, or email.
Please send the completed form to: email@example.com
The College Counselling Service is here for any students who need it. They have created this blog to add additional support for those who may need it.
The College has a designated person who provides support to young people in care, care leavers, carers, young adult carers, veterans, and children of serving families.
Please contact Mandy Mellor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equality & Diversity
Our Senior Student Involvement and Diversity Officer provides expert advice and support to students from the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community, prospective students, and staff who want to support LGBTQ students – contact her to arrange a chat. (Details below)
The Student Union has an LGBTQ Society which is open to all students who are LGBTQ or questioning and want to learn more, as well as allies to the community. The LGBTQ Society is a fun and relaxed place for students to meet others and support each other. They hold regular socials on different campuses, as well as trips to local Pride events.
The Student Union also has a dedicated LGBTQ Officers on each campus, whose role is to provide support to any LGBTQ students. You can contact them at the link below.
The College has Guidance on Supporting Trans Students, which outlines our commitment to trans equality, and provides staff with practical guidance on how to support trans students through transition and beyond. If you are a trans student who needs support, you can either speak to your personal tutor, the Student Support Team, or the Senior Student Involvement and Diversity Officer.
Contact the Senior Diversity Office via email at: email@example.com
Follow the Student Union LGBTQ Society on Facebook