We are here to help you with all aspects of college life such as your funding, support for your studies, course guidance, volunteering, travel to college, health information etc. Pop in if you need to talk about anything; our staff are here to help you and point you in the right direction.
- Arbroath Campus, 01241 432604
- Gardyne Campus, 01382 834884
- Kingsway Campus, 01382 834883
Dundee and Angus College is fully committed to providing high quality provision and services for students with additional support needs including physical and mental health difficulties, sensory impairment, physical and learning disabilities, and Autism. We are happy to meet with you to discuss your specific needs and arrange support to meet your needs on your course. The main areas of support we have available are:
We will help you to get the right information about your funding options. Most students’ circumstances are different so if you are unsure about what you should apply for come over and speak to one of the funding team.
Learner Services can support students who may be at risk of withdrawing from their course through disability, or social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. Both practical and emotional support is at hand for people who have additional needs. This support can begin before you start your course to help you settle in, and can continue if you require it on a one to one basis or within class throughout the year. It is recognised that some students may experience personal difficulties during their time at College such as homelessness, bereavement, changes to your mental or physical health, and issues with confidence and self esteem. A confidential service is available where trained and experienced staff can offer you advice and support. Where appropriate and with your consent, you could be referred to an external agency for specialist support. We are also happy to work alongside any other professional you are involved with to ensure the best support possible for you.
Our team is available to help you with any additional support you may need for your studies whilst at college. They can help you develop your skills and confidence with reading, writing, spelling, numeracy, IT, study skills, exam revision, memory strategies, etc. Support workers can work with you on a one to one basis, in small groups or in-class according to your need. Equipment and assistive materials can be provided for students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD), e.g. Dyslexia. If you think you may have Dyslexia a diagnostic screening can be arranged for you. If you have a support need you may be entitled to additional assessment arrangements such as extra time, the provision of a reader/scribe or the use of a computer. If you want to discuss your study needs then call in to the Advice centre and an appointment can be made with a support worker to discuss how we can help you.
Course Guidance/Career information and General Advice and Information
It is important that you choose the right course as it may impact on the career options open to you at a later stage. With so many subject choices and different attendance options, getting some impartial advice at an early stage is often worthwhile. Our support workers are here to help you make that right choice and will take into account your personal circumstances as well as career ambitions. Teaching staff and the Learner Services team will aim to provide you with up-to-date information on potential career paths and Higher Education study opportunities throughout your time in college. Help to complete your UCAS forms and personal statement is also available through the Advice centre. We work alongside Skills Development Scotland who offers independent career advice; so if you require an appointment please ask at the front desk in the Advice centre and we will arrange this for you. We have a Transition Officer who works between the college and local universities who can assist you with any aspect of moving on to University that you may like more information on or be worried about.
The Advice Centres hold information on a range of topics that you may find helpful so please come in and see us. Staff can also help you with your UCAS application, SAAS applications and any difficulties you may encounter, applying for Disabled Students Allowance.