Study support

Our learning centres based on every campus have a dedicated team to support you with IT and computer skills, online research and assignment writing.  The centres offer PCs and quiet study areas with free internet access and Wi-Fi. There is a comprehensive range of resources available to you, including books, DVDs and journals. Not only do you have access to materials on your campus, you can also access over 150,000 items from learning centres across all eight campuses within The Cornwall College Group via our online catalogue. You can also print, copy, scan and bind documents for final project work.

The learning centres are open Monday – Friday for you to use whenever you want, not just on your days of study. There is also access available during college holidays, relevant opening hours are posted on each campus.


The Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18 and on a full-time course with us, you will be participating in the Study Programme. The Study Programme has been developed because we want to help everyone leaving school become better prepared for the workplace and higher education. Our aim is to broaden your experience; combining a specialist qualification, with skills including English and mathematics as well as preparation and participation in employability.

As part of the Study Programme if you don’t achieve a GCSE at grade 4/5 in English and mathematics you will be required to work on improving these subjects, either by retaking the GCSEs or studying functional skills.

Useful Downloads:

Study Programme Guide


Disability support

We warmly welcome and support students with disabilities, helping those with:

  • physical or sensory impairments
  • dyslexia
  • autism
  • medical conditions
  • mental health difficulties
  • learning difficulties

Whether you need advice, support, facilities or equipment we will do our best to provide it for you. We want to make sure that you have no problems during your study here at college and are easily able to join in with student life.

When you apply to study with us we will ask you to disclose any additional learning needs you may need help with and put appropriate support in place for the start of your studies. All learners are also able to request various assessments throughout their studies, should they feel they may need support in any of these areas.


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Provision Statement

We are committed to supporting every learner, to ensure they are equipped with the tools and resilience required to successfully achieve their learning goals and aspirations. Please contact us to discuss your specific support needs in detail.

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are extra help for HE students who have a disability, a mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, ADHD or dyspraxia. Watch this video from Student Finance England to find out how and when to apply for Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcY7_VXoHmQ

To fill out a DSA form online, go to www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/how-to-claim

Useful Downloads:

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Provision Statement

How to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (HE students)


Contact us

Please contact our specialist team on 01209 617523 or learning.support@cornwall.ac.uk to discuss your specific needs and support requirements. HE students should contact HElearningsupport@cornwall.ac.uk.