Extended Learning Support

Our aim is to ensure that students who may have extended learning needs are confident about disclosing their support needs and accessing the appropriate support arrangements.

The Equality and Support Team

The team at Equality and Support has extensive experience of supporting students with a range of disabilities or specific learning difficulties. We pride ourselves on being approachable and supportive, so please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Anniesland Campus
Email: ELSAnnieslandCampus@glasgowclyde.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 357 6005

Cardonald Campus
Email: ELSCardonaldCampus@glasgowclyde.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 272 3377 

Langside Campus
Email: ELSLangsideCampus@glasgowclyde.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 272 3656 

Equality and Support Services

"Glasgow Clyde College is committed to providing for the needs of people who are disabled. We will ensure that all reasonable adjustments are made to our provision on an individual and flexible basis. Individuals are actively encouraged to seek assistance and make their needs known."

The Equality Act 2010 defines a person with a disability as someone who has “a physical or mental impairment which has a long term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.”

Specific examples of disabilities that we encounter on a daily basis include:

  • dyslexia
  • specific learning difficulties
  • visual impairments
  • hearing impairments
  • physical/mobility difficulties
  • mental health difficulties
  • autistic spectrum disorders (including Aspergers’ Syndrome)
  • unseen disabilities such as epilepsy, diabetes or asthma.
Examples of the areas of support we offer to students:
  • providing general information and advice to current and prospective disabled students
  • carrying out dyslexia screening and assessments
  • completing and coordinating Extended Learning Support Agreements (ELSA) to identify appropriate support and assistive technology requirements
  • assisting with applications for Disabled Student’s Allowance to fund equipment and services deemed necessary for equal access to education
  • demonstrating and training in the use of assistive technologies
  • liaising with academic staff regarding support needs
  • arranging exam support, for example allowing extra time, or providing a scribe
  • arranging classroom support, for example scribing, reading or BSL signing
  • providing one-to-one support, for example proof reading or helping with study skills
  • adaptation of printed text into Braille
  • access to the Inclusive Learning Centre.


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