At Belfast Met we welcome and encourage applications from students who have a disability, learning difficulty or long term medical condition. We are committed to ensuring that you have an equal opportunity to gain the maximum benefit from your experience here at the College. We are a dedicated, professional team who operate on all College Campuses. We have a range of specialist services that we can offer while you are in College. So please, get in touch!
How can we help?
The College will make every reasonable effort to provide support to meet your specific needs such as equipment and software loans, personal support and support in examinations.
• Provide you with pre-entry advice and guidance
• Assess and review your support needs whilst at College
• Provide you with additional support
• Provide you with information on other external services
We tailor all of the support to best fit your needs. All you need to do is let us know that you need support and provide evidence confirming your disclosure.
How do I access support?
To start the process simply complete the Learning Support Referral Form (LS1). We guarantee that your information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will only be shared with your approval.
Download the Learning Support Referral Form (LS1) here: Download LS1 Form
If you feel unsure about letting us know, we will not be able to provide support on course or in examinations. However, it is your right not to disclose.
What support can I expect?
Students may access a wide range of support. Recommendations for any support will be individual and based on evidence presented to Inclusive Learning. Types of support include:
- Learning Mentors
- Sign Language Interpreter
- Loan of Equipment
- Specialist Enabling Technology
- Examination Support
Disability Students Allowance
How do I get Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)?
Belfast Met is a JAM card friendly organisation, allowing people with communication barriers such as learning disabilities/difficulties to let others know they need ‘Just A Minute’ of patience when interacting with them.
Students at the College can apply for a JAM card via Student Services on each campus, or download the app to their phone.
Further information can be found at www.nowgroup.org/jamcard
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about Inclusive Learning
- NI Direct
- Autism NI
- Autism Initiatives
- NI Housing Executive
- Cedar Foundation
- Education Authority
- British Dyslexia Association
- Action on Hearing Loss
Main Office: Titanic Quarter Campus, Level 2, Room 62
Millfield Campus-Building 1, Level 2, Room 9
Monday- Friday 9.00am-4.00pm
Appointments available in Titanic Quarter, Millfield, Castlereagh and Springvale E3 Campus
Tel: 028 9026 5097