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Support for Learning

Did you know Wirral Met’s support for students with high needs is outstanding and they make exceptional progress*, which means we’re one of the top colleges nationally?


We want you to enjoy your time at college and we are here to help. If you need support, just let us know! The Pastoral Support Mentors and Additional Learning Support team are here to support students to become 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 who work with students across all subject areas and levels.


Support for Learning

Pastoral Support Mentors


Our Mentors can 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

Additional Learning Support (ALS)

The team support a wide range of needs, including:

  • Dyslexia/Dyspraxia
  • Moderate/Complex Learning Difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Physical Difficulties
  • ADHD
  • Mental Health and Well-being
  • Blind or Partially Sighted
  • D/deaf or Hard of Hearing

Qualified Counsellors


Our Counsellors can support you with a variety of challenges including:

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


"As a student with disabilities I would highly recommend Wirral Met College to other people wishing to study and get qualified. Since starting my course, it has helped me mentally and also excelled my skills. I am so grateful for all the College has done for me, it has changed my life and also the direction on which I am now going. Thank you all at Wirral Met, your help and support has been priceless for me." - Photography student Stephen

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.

*Ofsted inspection 2017

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