SEN & Disabilities

We offer a variety of support formats designed to fit individual requirements for students of Stockport College.

Whatever your needs, the Inclusion Team is here to help.

We offer a wide range of personalised support to ensure you can fully access the college and your course. We will help you to find the strategies that work for you during your time at college and in your future career.

We proactively implement the SEND Code of Practice and the principles that it observes: enabling participation, collaboration with partners, high quality provision, inclusive practices, removing barriers to learning and preparing for adulthood.

Get in Touch

For general enquiries or to send documentation, e-mail:

Transition Support

We understand that coming to college can be a new challenge for some learners. Our Transition Co-ordinators will work with you to put together the transition support programme you need. This may include meeting with you at school reviews, arranging personalised visits to college and supporting you at interview to ensure everything is in place from your first day with us.

For transition support contact: Kirstie Ballhatchet

On Course Support

Our dedicated team of Learning Facilitators will work with you to design a personalised support package. We also work with partner agencies to ensure you can access the help you need. This could include any of the following:

  • In class support
  • Out of class support
  • Study skills support
  • Modified material
  • Communication support
  • Dyslexia support
  • Support from Sensory Support/SALT specialists
  • Exams Access Arrangements

Assistive Technology

At college, we embrace the opportunities that technology can bring to your studies and encourage you to use it wherever possible. The college has a range of assistive software available for all students. We can also lend you equipment such as laptops and digital voice recorders, or even better, show you how to make the most of your own kit.

The College Offer

The curriculum at Stockport College is split into 2 discrete areas of offer:-

Foundation Learning: This provides an opportunity for students who may need additional learning to access further education courses. As there are no formal entry requirements, acceptance on a course is subject to an assessment and interview. To help prepare you for a higher level course, the Foundation Learning pathways combine the following topics:

  • English (GCSE and Functional Skills)
  • Math (GCSE and Functional Skills)
  • Employability
  • A Vocational Option

Level 1,2 & 3 courses on offer at Stockport College: Prospective learners will put appropriate learning support in place to meet learners’ educational needs, including those without Education, Health and Care Plans. All young people enrolling on a full-time course at Stockport College will be placed on an appropriate Study Programme. The level of study offered is dependent on specific academic entry requirements. (Please refer to individual course entry details for each programmes specific requirements)

The Study Programme will consist of the following key elements:

  • A substantial core qualification in an academic or vocational discipline that leads to good progression outcomes into higher education, further study at the next level or sustainable employment
  • English and Math courses for all learners without a grade C or above in these subjects at GCSE level
  • Work Related Learning within all vocational pathways including work experience, employability skills, enterprise capability and other opportunities to engage with the world of work
  • Professional Development Programme for one hour each week

Additional Support Information

We have professional affiliations with a number of organisations including ADEPT, BDA, PATOSS, NADP, NATED.

To have your support put in place you will need to make an appointment with us. In this meeting you will discuss your requirements and the Learning Support Team will produce an individual support plan detailing support. Additional support is available for students with:

  • Students with an EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan) or Statement of Educational Need
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions including Asperger’s
  • Mental Health Difficulties such as anxiety, depression and bipolar affective disorder
  • Hearing and Visual Impairments
  • Long term medical conditions such as epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, cancer, HIV and diabetes
  • Physical disabilities including M.S, cystic fibrosis, hypermobility syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Mobility difficulties
  • Temporary injuries such as broken bones or recovery from an operation