For which conditions is support available?
Help is available for people who have Specific Learning Differences (SpLD). The term SpLD refers to any difference or difficulty you may experience with particular aspects of learning. The most common ones include:
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
However, over and above these there are many other conditions which may cause an Apprentice to struggle with coursework which include:
Autism, Long COVID, Anxiety, Physcial Impairments, Mental Health, Hearing/ Visual Impairments
……….and many others.
Having any of these conditions are not a predictor of potential, but for people who have them, the path to achievement is usually a lot harder and requires far greater (usually unseen) effort and a distinct set of skills. Support Connect exists to help Apprentice, Trainer and Work Supervisor to be aware of the effects of these differences and to put into place the help, methods and techniques to facilitate the best possible learning experience.
In short – to help you to succeed.
How does it work?
If you already know you have a learning difficulty, or you simply feel that you are struggling to keep up, you can approach your course instructor or click here to complete a short form and we will help you understand what support might be availble.
You will then be given access to a software called the ‘DoIT Profiler’. This is a software-based assessment-tool which uses an in-depth questionnaire to give an indication of your learning style and support needs. It takes around 30 minutes to complete.
Once complete, there will be a meeting held between you, your course tutor, your workplace supervisor and the support staff assigned to you. Together you will go through all aspects of your training and work to identify where you could use help or support and of what kind.
That support will then be put into place and allow you to get back to your learning. The same group will meet once a month to review your progress and if any adjustments to the support are needed. Please note though that support can only be provided for help directly related to the learning on the apprenticeship.
We have found that getting the right support in place for apprentices has made a huge positive impact on their learning and on their lives. Not only have their results improved, but they waste far less time and energy by not having to overcome barriers to their success, resulting in a hugely positive experience.
Get in touch with your course instructor if you would like to know more.