At Redcar & Cleveland College, we are dedicated to ensuring that learners receive the appropriate learning support for their individual needs.

Every day is different and each situation can be a challenge. Our ultimate goal is to ensure our students are respected, cared for as individuals and are encouraged to reach their full potiential. 

If you are considering studying at Redcar & Cleveland College and would like to discuss your learning support with our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Phillippa Hambley call 01642 777228 or email:


Transition into college life

We can arrange taster sessions so you can experience a course session of your choice and decide if it is right for you. We can also provide support during your college interview.

Transition sessions can be arranged to meet your course tutors, learning support staff and allow you to familiarise. yourself with the building.

Specialist equipment and facilities

Redcar & Cleveland College offer a range of specialist equipment which is available for learners including specialist software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking, Read and Write Gold.

Students can also be provided with dictaphones, magnifiers and specialist keyboards and laptops.

Coming soon is our Preparing for Adulthood Zone which offers students the chance to learn and engage with key topics in our dedicated zones. These include a community zone, employment zone, health zone and independent living zone. 

What kind of support packages can we offer?

Support packages may include:

  • Supervision and quiet areas within the College
  • Communication with support workers
  • Advice and support through assessment with a teacher of the deaf
  • Advice and support linked to speech and language reports
  • Assistive technology
  • Note takers or scribes
  • Read and write software
  • Mobility software
  • Lift access, accessible toilets and personal care rooms
  • Support on work placement
  • Exam concessions and assessment
  • Nominated welfare support worker
  • Signposting to other agencies where applicable

Foundation Learning

Whatever your individual goals, we can help you develop the skills you need to achieve. Whether you want to continue in education, start work or live more independently, our personalised courses can help you build the skills and confidence you need. Courses are available from entry level 2 to level 1.

Bespoke Learning

Our bespoke learning groups offers a bespoke learning programme to learners who are wishing to progress on to vocational courses but may require some additional support in making this progression. Learners will achieve a qualification during the programme and will learn within a small and supportive group.

Supported Internships

Supported Internships provides learners with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) with the opportunity to engage with an employer where they will take on job roles, responsibilities and work as part of a team in a fully functioning workplace with the support of the learning support team.

Vocational Courses

Vocational courses are available from level 1 to 3 in a wide range of subjects from construction and hairdressing through to childcare and computing. Entry requirements for each courses vary. Click here for more information.

Dementia Friends
EU Social Fund
Funding Agency
HM Government
North East Better Health
Sir William Turner
Smart Assessor
Tees Valley Mayor
TEF Silver
Investors In The Environment