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?

*as confirmed in our Ofsted inspection 2017

We want you to enjoy your time at college and we are here to help. If you need support, just let us know! Student Services can give you advice and guidance on course applications, travel and transport, career progression and finance & bursaries. 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. We work with students across all subject areas and levels.

Additional Learning Services

Pastoral Support 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

Helping you with a wide range of disabilities, learning difficulties and special educational 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
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

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.

Our Local Offer supports  students with special educational needs, learning difficulties or disabilities. Wirral Met College is an accessible College - for more details go to AccessAble Information.

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