Dumfries and Galloway College is committed to equal opportunities, and actively encourages access to courses by everyone. The College believes in equality of opportunity for all connected with the organisation and all members of the community. This includes the fulfilment of all relevant agreements and acts, which may have implications for our role in training and education.
This department is managed by Stuart Clark who is also the Safeguarding Coordinator for the College. Stuart's contact details are as follows:
Dumfries and Galloway College is fully committed to providing the highest quality of support to any student who has a disability or additional support need. A Needs Assessment can be carried out by a Student Adviser, where appropriate support can be identified.
We strongly advise applicants requiring support to indicate this on their application form by stating 'yes' to the 'support required' query or to contact a Student Adviser at the relevant Campus. This will allow us to ensure the appropriate support is put in place prior to the start of your College course. Support can include paperwork in a suitable colour/font, strategies for teaching and learning, assistive technology, class support and exam concessions.
For more information or to arrange a meeting, please contact a Student Adviser:
The Educational Support staff work across all curriculum areas as needed and provide support for students who have met with a Student Adviser for a Needs Assessment. The Educational Support team leader is Stuart Clark who can be contacted as follows:
If a student requires educational support in class, the Educational Support workers are skilled at supporting the needs of individual students. Examples of class support include the following:
The Student Advisers are based in the Point behind Reception / Room 2077 in Dumfries and room G35A in Stranraer, they are very approachable and are available to give guidance and support on a large range of issues. Examples of support provided are as follows:
Should you require information or advice, please contact one of the team as follows:
(Student Support Team Leader)
(LAYP and Care Leavers)
Specialist staff are available in the Independent Learning Centres (ILCs) at our Dumfries and Stranraer Campus sites, to assist students with their numeracy and communication skills. We have several methods available to assess student needs and focus support on the essential skills of reading, writing and numeracy.
The ILCs have been developed to assist students in all aspects of their studies, supporting them throughout their course. No one is good at everything, but the staff in the ILCs have the experience to help you improve your study skills through practical advice and support.
You can choose how you learn using either paper-based material or on-line learning materials. The help available includes many areas such as: Study Skills, Numeracy and Communication.
Support is offered either by appointment or by drop in, please make the most of this facility - it can make a big difference to your achievements. To discuss your particular needs, please contact the ILC staff as follows: