Study Support

Many students, for a variety of reasons, need extra help to succeed with their studies and achieve their potential. All full-time students are given an informal assessment of support needs at the start of the course or at the interview.

The Study Support Team is located throughout all our campus’ Student Zones and is available to offer advice, guidance, and support to all students. The Study Coaches are an experienced and dedicated team, working closely with the Wellbeing team, the college Resilience Officer, and lecturers to offer support in all aspects of life both inside and outside of college that may affect your studies. Study Coaches can be contacted at studyskillscoach@nptcgroup.ac.uk You can also drop into the Student Zones which are located throughout the main campus’ and ask to speak with a Study Coach.

Alternatively please contact the Assistant Manager for Wellbeing and Study Support at  Kayleigh.davies@nptcgroup.ac.uk

Students with Additional Learning Needs and Disabilities

Our specialist staff offers exceptional levels of support to students with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) and disabilities.

We believe in involving students from the very beginning, placing them at the centre of the planning and decision-making process.

The College has an excellent record of supporting students with ALN and disabilities and we work closely with parents, schools, and outside agencies to ensure that the transition into college runs smoothly.

Our students with ALN and disabilities are supported in a caring environment to reach their potential and to equally access the curriculum.

Our team has a wealth of experience and are dedicated to providing high-quality support. We are a highly responsive team and our aim is to nurture students towards greater independence.

We are flexible in our approach and we realise that needs change over time; we carry out regular reviews of students’ learning needs and adapt our support provision to provide the best possible outcomes.

Each of our campuses has a designated discrete ‘Student Zone’. These areas are specified as a quiet space for students to work, study, or relax.

We offer a wide range of services and support for our students, including:

  • Hearing/Visual Impairment Support
  • BSL Sign Language Interpreter
  • Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Support
  • Specific Learning Needs (SpLD) Support
  • Disability/Medical Support
  • Assistive Technology
  • Dyslexia Assessments
  • 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
  • Taster Days
  • Study Support Ambassador
  • Application for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

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.

Careers Advice

Careers Advisers are available to help you with your plans. You can contact them on 0800 0284844. They will also be present at the College during the enrolment period.

It is always advisable to find out as much as you can about the courses beforehand by talking to staff or visiting the College on Open Days to ensure that the course suits you and your aspirations.

Need more Information?

You can arrange to speak or meet with our Learning Support Team at one of our campuses from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4.30 pm.