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 them as early as possible.

The Inclusive Learning department is open on each campus throughout the summer break.




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:

Tick Visual Impairment   tick Dyslexia Screening
Tick Hearing Impairment   tick Equipment Loan
Tick Autistic Spectrum Disorder   Tick Demonstration of assistive technology
Tick Physical Disabilities   tick 1:1 support and workshops 
Tick Medical Conditions   tick Learning Assistant support to read, scribe or note take
Tick Specific Learning Difficulties   tick Sign Language Interpreters
Tick Unseen Disabilities   tick Assessment Arrangements
Tick Mental Health   tick Help with applying for Disabled Student’s Allowance
Tick Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties   tick Liaison with curriculum staff
    tick Signposting to other support available, eg. Counsellor
    tick Working in partnership with external agencies
























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.

Contact Us 

You can do this by:

• 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

• Phone us:

Ayr Campus 

01292 293 553

Kilmarnock Campus 

01563 523 501 ext 4058 

Kilwinning Campus 

01294 555 325