Inclusive Learning

Inclusive Learning (Additional Support)

If you have a support need that impacts on your learning and participation at college, the first step is letting Inclusive Learning know. It is important for you to make contact with us as early as possible.



• Ticking the box on your application form

• Speaking to a member of staff when you are invited for a course interview or at induction

• Dropping in to Student Services for a referral 

• Emailing


Or telephone:

Ayr Campus: 01292 293 553

Kilmarnock Campus: 01563 523 501 ext 4058 

Kilwinning Campus: 01294 555 325


What We Do

Who We Support What Support We Offer
Ayrshire College is committed to supporting all of our students to have a positive learning experience. We support students with: A member of Inclusive Learning will meet with you to discuss your support needs and agree your Personal Learning Support Plan (PLSP). We also provide:
Visual Impairment Dyslexia Screening
Hearing Impairment Equipment Loan
Autistic Spectrum Disorder Demonstration of Assistive Technology
Physical Disabilities 1:1 Support and Workshops
Medical Conditions Learning Assistant Support to Read, Scribe or Note Take
Specific Learning Difficulties Sign Language Interpreters
Unseen Disabilities Assessment Arrangements
Mental Health Help With Applying For Disabled Student’s Allowance
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Liaison With Curriculum Staff
Liaison With Curriculum Staff
Working in Partnership With External Agencies

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

The Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) is designed to meet additional study needs that affect students with a learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, a sensory or physical impairment, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, medical condition, medical health condition, disability or other evidenced need.

DSA funding can assist with the purchase of specialist equipment and assistive software, learning assistant support for readers, scribes, etc. and a basic allowance for consumable items such as printer paper and ink cartridges.

If you think you are eligible please speak to the Inclusive Learning Team at your campus or check the SAAS website for further details on DSA.