We know that getting the right level of support is important to you.
If your language is BSL, support will be put in place to help you throughout your studies at NCL.
Our Communication Support workers will be in class with you at all times to:
BSL is a language in its own right, with its own grammar, syntax and vocabulary. It has its own dialects and rich variation. Most importantly, it is a language which enables many of our D/deaf and Deafblind citizens to learn, work, parent, be creative, live life to the full, and to make their contribution to our communities, our culture and our economy.
At NCL, we are committed to protecting and supporting BSL applicants, students, staff and visitors to our college campuses.
As a BSL students at NCL, you will be supported to develop the skills you need to progress in your chosen career.
NCL Students who use British Sign Language and are preparing to finish their course can receive financial support through the UK Government’s Access to Work (AtW) scheme.
AtW support covers a wide range of interventions beyond ‘reasonable adjustments’ associated with overcoming work-related barriers resulting from disability. The support package is agreed based on individual need.
Examples of the kind of help available through Access to Work are:
There is no set amount for an Access to Work grant. How much you get depends on your specific case. The grant will only cover the support needed to let you stay in work or self-employed.
Visit gov.uk/access-to-work for more information.
This British Sign Language (BSL) Plan, sets out the actions New College Lanarkshire will undertake during the period 2018-2024 to achieve the same long-term goals as the national plan, where these are relevant to the work of the College.