Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support (ALS) team offer support to all students with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties across all centres.

After an initial Needs Assessment we will work with you in identifying a support package that will complement your work in classroom. All our tutors are qualified and understand the barriers that many of you may have in achieving your full potential. 

How do I start the process?

We like to get your support in place as early as possible during your course; this increases your chances of success. You can ask your tutor to refer you to ALS, refer yourself via or pop into the centre where you are studying.

We encourage you come in for a Needs Assessment even if you are not sure you if have support a Learning Difficulty or Disability. It is our job to establish if you have a support need and if you do decide what the course of action is required. The Needs Assessment lasts around 45 minutes and is of course totally confidential.

Adjustments in class

Some of you may require some adjustments in class and the Learning Support Coordinator in your centre will work with your tutor to ensure they understand your requirements and how to implement them. This may also involve some adaptive equipment being used in class and this will be discussed during your Needs Assessment.

Ongoing support during your course

Students on accredited course may be eligible for ongoing support through your course either out of the classroom on in class. This could be around Dyslexia/Dyspraxia/Dyscalculia as well as other Learning Support Needs. We try to be as flexible as possible in how and when we deliver this support and a number of our students choose to receive this support online via Microsoft Teams.

We naturally want to make sure that as many eligible students as possible access our service so we require you to commit to any support package and meet our attendance criteria that will be set out to you before the support starts.

Extra time in your exam

Students with Learning Support needs on courses with exams may be eligible for extra time if you meet the requirements set out by the Exam Board. In ALS we will help you in securing this. You must however ensure you give us good notice as the Exam Boards require us to tell them well in advance.

We require to come in and see us to discuss your requirements 10 weeks before the Exam and we will tell you what, if any, additional evidence you need to bring in for us. As with anything in ALS if you are in doubt please come in and see us or email

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS)

What’s a PEEP?

A PEEP is a plan for a student who may need assistance, for instance, a person with impaired mobility, to evacuate a building or reach a place of safety in the event of an emergency.

Morley College takes its obligations to fire safety extremely seriously. Some students will require additional assistance to ensure their safety in case of fire or other emergency. These people may need a personal evacuation plan (PEEP).

Who needs a PEEP?

The key question to ask for a PEEP IS   “Can you leave the building unaided in an emergency?”

If the answer is No, you will need your own evacuation plan.

A PEEP may be needed for someone with an impairment or disability such as:

  • Mobility impairment
  • Sight impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cognitive impairment
  • A medical condition or injury which might cause them to need assistance to evacuate safely.

Sometimes the requirement for a PEEP may be temporary for instance, someone who is using a wheelchair because of a broken leg or someone in the late stages of pregnancy.

If you feel you require a PEEP please email or come in and see us and speak to your local Learning Support Coordinator.

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