Overcoming obstacles with Sutton College Additional Learning Support

23 August 2018

Sutton College offers support to students in a variety of areas including support for literacy, numeracy, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages),study skills, dyslexia or similar difficulties and more.

In 2017 Celia, a local single mum of three children, enrolled on the Level 2 City & Guilds Floristry Certificate course after studying ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and a basic computing course at Sutton College.

Celia was assessed for Additional Learning Support and this support, both in the classroom and 1:1, together with support from her tutor made a big difference to Celia’s ability to cope with the demands of a Level 2 course.

The College also looked at her access arrangements and she was awarded extra time for all her assessments and examinations.

Overcoming difficulties with language, time-management and a busy family life Celia persevered, successfully completing the course and commented:

“I feel very proud of what I have achieved, it was very hard work. I have now been offered some voluntary work and hopefully an apprenticeship with a local flower shop”

Celia is hoping to return to Sutton College in September and would like to enrol on a computer course that will develop her skills with emails and letters to enable her to work towards her dream of starting up a home business

The College can also provide information, advice and guidance, accessibility support and financial support may also be available for help with fees, exams costs and childcare costs.

For more information, contact the Customer Enquiry Team on 020 8289 4700 or drop in to the main Sutton centre.

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