Learning Support

The Learning Support Team provide a friendly and confidential service to students who have specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia; Autistic Spectrum Disorders; students with long term health conditions; students with physical disabilities and students with mental health conditions. 

What type of support is available?

We strive to offer a service that meets the needs of the individual and can include:

  • Study skills
  • Reading, writing or numeracy 
  • Specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia) 
  • Exam arrangements
  • Assistive technology training & equipment 
  • Communication support
  • Mental health issues including stress and anxiety 

Study Skills

Learner Mentors can give you one-to-one support and can help with study skills such as:

  • Organising your work
  • Time management
  • Basic IT
  • Study and revision
  • Report writing
  • Stress management
  • Proof reading
  • Essay writing

Exam Arrangements

The Learning Support Team can help if you need any special arrangements put in place for taking examinations such as additional time or access to a computer/separate room. 

They can also assist hearing-impaired students with exams. 

Assistive Technology & Equipment

The Learning Support Team can lend equipment to students including digital recorders, spellcheckers and digital dictionaries.  They also have a range of ergonomic furniture available for students to use in class. 

The team can also give training on assistive technology/software to help with reading, writing and study skills. 

Communication Support

Our Communication Support Workers aid the communication between d/Deaf and hearing-impaired students.

As well as providing communication support, the team can also adapt the language of learning materials to aid understanding and can make suggestions on how to improve the learning environment for the benefit of d/Deaf and hearing-impaired students.  

They are also able to assist with exam arrangements. 

Accessing Support

If you feel you would benefit from additional support, please complete the form below or request a paper copy from any campus reception.  

Alternatively, please speak to your lecturer and they will put you in touch with the Learning Support Team. 

You can also chat to the team prior to applying for a place at college. 


(01324) 403330 



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Got a question?

01324 403 330

Email: learningsupport@forthvalley.ac.uk

Contact a member of staff in person at the Learning Support desk in the LRCs