Support for learners

How we can support you

Returning to study as an adult learner can be a big step. We offer guidance and support to help you to get the best from your course.

Some of the support we offer includes:

  • an initial assessment
  • a dedicated space for learners – the Open Learning Centre (OLC)
  • career and employment support
  • inclusive support for disability or additional learning needs
  • financial support
  • a range of support from other partners
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Initial assessment 

We have a team of support officers who will help you with an initial assessment of your skill levels and provide impartial advice. This will help you to enrol on the correct course. If you have any problems completing your assessment you can phone or visit us for help.

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Open Learning Centre (OLC) 

The Open Learning Centre is a dedicated space for our learners. Here you can: 

  • use computers with standard and specialist software
  • use online resources for independent learning and practice
  • get support from staff and volunteers

Inclusive support for disability or additional needs

Haringey Learns is an inclusive adult learning space and we want everyone to enjoy learning with us.

We support adults:

  • with physical or sensory disabilities
  • with medical conditions
  • who are neurodiverse (autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD)
  • with mental health difficulties

 We can offer you:

  • a confidential interview to make sure you’ve chosen the right course(s)
  • a discussion about what additional support and/or specialist adjustments we can make
  • a discussion with your course tutor to help you identify how the course content, equipment and materials can be adapted
  • regular one-to-one meetings to support you

If you have, or think you may have, a disability or an additional need, please let us know as soon as possible when you apply for a course. This will help us work with you to make any adjustments you need for your course.

If we’re unable to meet your needs, we’ll do our best to put you in touch with another organisation that can.

Further support available to learners

Wherever possible we work with other services to provide additional support. For example, our learners have access to specially designed workshops from:

  • partners across the council 
  • higher education providers 
  • the NHS 

Topics include: 

  • cost of living support 
  • housing 
  • university entrance  
  • health