What is Additional Learning Support?

At Shrewsbury Colleges Group, we are committed to ensuring every student has an equal and outstanding learning experience. We have a large team of experienced and trained staff who work closely with students, schools, outside agencies and tutors to provide you with an individual support package. We recognise that everyone's needs are unique and will work with students to identify any barriers that exist and make every effort to overcome them. The college wants all students to have the same opportunities to achieve their full potential.


Who can we support?

Our ALS team are proud of the diversity of the support offered at Shrewsbury Colleges Group which includes support for learners within the following areas:

  • Autism or Aspergers Syndrome
  • ADD or ADHD
  • Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or Dyscalculia
  • Physical mobility
  • Emotional Health and Well-being difficulties - see separate page
  • Sensory impairments
  • Difficulties with Maths or English
  • Attendance issues
  • Language support for non-native English speakers

What support we can offer?

The support offered from ALS is dependent on individual needs, but can include:

  • Dyslexia support tutor
  • Additional English and Maths support
  • Teaching Assistant support within class
  • Exam Access Arrangements
  • Transition support
  • Loan of a range of assistive technology software to enable access and inclusion
  • Adaptation/modification of learning materials into an accessible format
  • Small group workshops
  • Mobility support
  • British Sign Language (BSL) communication support workers
  • Advice and guidance on how to access outside agencies for additional support where required

How can I access support?

For more information please contact Student Services on 01743 342322 (Vocational courses), 01743 235491 (A Levels) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Useful links

SEND Local Offer

The SEND local offer is a single place for information, services, and resources for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities, their families, and the practitioners who support them. It's been designed with a family’s needs at the heart of the process.

Shropshire Local Offer 
Telford Local Offer 

Shropshire IASS

Shropshire Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS), provides free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including health and social care.