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We want you to enjoy your time at college and we are here to help. If you need support, just let us know!

Learning Mentors support you with

  • Personal issues
  • Problems relating to finance
  • Childcare
  • Accommodation
  • Family issues
  • Time management
  • Study support to help you keep up with your work.

For more details, speak to the Student Services team -

Call 0151 551 7777


Additional Learning Support (ALS)

The Additional Learning Support team are here to support students to be as successful as possible. We have a team of over 60 highly trained and qualified staff, including Specialist Tutors, Communication Support Workers and Learning Support Assistants.

We work with students across all subject areas and levels. We provide support for a wide range of disabilities, learning difficulties and special educational needs, including:

  • Dyslexia/Dyspraxia
  • Moderate/Complex Learning Difficulties
  • Mental Health and Well-being
  • Autism Spectrum, Asperger's Syndrome
  • Being Blind or Partially Sighted
  • Physical Difficulties
  • Being D/deaf or Hard of Hearing

You will receive a confidential assessment from a qualified, specialist tutor. They can assess your needs, and work with you to decide what kind of support will help you. This may simply be the loan of some specialist equipment or software. It may be some additional teaching, or perhaps one-to-one support in the classroom or around the college.

Some students only need a small amount of support to help them get on track. Others require longer term support to help them reach their full potential.


Support for students with special educational needs, learning difficulties or disabilities (SEND)

Click here for Local Offer Information – Support for students with special educational needs, learning difficulties or disabilities.


Support for Young People who have been looked after by their Local Authority

Wirral Met College offers a range of support to young people who are currently or have previously been looked after by their Local Authority. Click here for details.



By having access to this service, students who may otherwise have felt unable to carry on with their education can continue and succeed. Our qualified counsellors support students with a variety of challenges including:

  • Family problems or relationship difficulties
  • Major life changes, unplanned pregnancy
  • Pressures related to course/exams
  • Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Loss and bereavement 


Contact us!

If you would like to speak to someone about your needs, in confidence, please call 0151 551 7435.

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