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At Skills UK Ltd our Information, Advice and Guidance is underpinned by the National IAG Board Principles for Coherent Delivery in IAG Services. Please click here for more details.

At Skills UK Ltd we believe that all learners are equally valuable. We also recognise that some learners may need support if they are to be successful.

We offer a wide range of services to meet the individual needs of learners. For example, some may require support with a specific disability that may be associated with their learning needs, health or mobility. For others it may be a personal or emotional situation that is causing concern.

If you think you may need support whilst you are on your training course or require further information contact the Confidential Helpline on 01623 499200 or email

Specialist Support

We work with highly-trained teams who provide a range of support to make sure that all Special Educational Needs learners have equality of access and opportunity.

Peace of mind

If you have a learning difficulty or disability there are lots of ways we can help support you, such as providing:

  • Specialist equipment
  • Adaptive technology and specialist software
  • In-class support via a learning support practitioner
  • One-to-one tuition and specialist suppport for:
    • Maths and number work
    • English: spelling, reading and writing
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages
    • Specialist Dyslexia Tuition
  • Extra help or more time for assessments and with assignments
  • Advice on grants that may be available
Involve us early on

The first step is to make sure we understand exactly the type of support that is needed.

Please do apply as soon as possible for a course. Our application form includes a section where you can tell us about learning difficulties, disabilities or medical conditions that you may have.