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Support for dyslexic learners and their tutors

Dyslexia is a gift.

Dyslexia is a gift that is not always easy to appreciate it and it brings with it specific challenges.

Did you know that 10% of the UK population is estimated to be dyslexic? Most dyslexics have excellent verbal communication skills and so may choose a career in Marketing and PR.

How we support dyslexic learners

We're currently conducting research amongst our learners and tutors to see how we can better support our dyslexic students and apprentices. We want to ensure the support we offer is continually evolving. We understand the individualistic nature of dyslexia and so the college is dedicated to finding and personalising the best support for you.

Our proudly dyslexic researcher, Julian Berridge, is carrying out our research and is on hand to offer a support session. He is also the author of our 'toolkit' for dyslexic students, which is available below, and is working on other initiatives to be published here. You can contact him using the form at the bottom of this page.

See what the media says:

FE News Radio 105 Cambridge Independent

Student's dyslexia toolkit

Study suggestions for dyslexics by dyslexics — This guide has been written by a dyslexic student to help other dyslexic students. While there is already much support for dyslexics out there, not all of it is useful and much wasn’t written by dyslexics, so it often misses the mark.

Dip into and try out the suggestions to see if they help you with your studies. Not everything will be of use to you but something may stand out and surprise you.

Download the student's dyslexia toolkit

Tutor's dyslexia toolkit

Tutor's toolkit for teaching dyslexic adults — Written by a dyslexic with insights from practising tutors to aid understanding of dyslexic learner's strengths and weakness, and to offer ways to better support your students.

The guide's dip-in style is specifically designed for those what can I suggest next? moments.

Julian Berridge

Got suggestions to share?

Have you used a tool or service recently that has helped with your dyslexia that you're willing to share? Or perhaps you would like to speak to me about my current findings?

If you have any suggestions or queries, I'd love to hear from you!

Julian Berridge Learning Styles Researcher