Helping you to success at college and beyond

The college is committed to helping young people with SEND to increase their independence and develop strategies to achieve success, enjoy college and prepare for adult life.

If you are thinking of applying to college and have SEND, please let us know as early as possible so we can discuss your needs with you and help you plan a great start to your course. The best way to start this process is by completing and submitting this form.

We will then do one of two things:

  • We will create a support profile for you and share this with your teachers so they can plan and adapt the learning around your individual needs. Your teachers will discuss the best way to do this with you when you start your course; or
  • Contact you to arrange a further discussion with the SEND Support team if your needs are more complex. This often applies to young people who have a current Education Health & Care Plan in place.

Access Arrangements and support in examinations

It not necessary to provide us with information about previous exam arrangements before you start. All learners will be given the opportunity to request an assessment for special arrangements in exams at the start of the academic year (or at enrolment for apprentices). Please note you may be required to produce evidence to support your application.

Routine Medical Conditions

You should notify the course team of any medical conditions that are not associated with SEND at enrolment.

Please note that if you do not declare SEND, it may not be possible for us to support you effectively and this could impact on your success at college.

If you have any other questions or require further information, please email

For Information about Education, Health & Care Plans and the Essex Local Offer for SEND visit