West Thames College London

Support for Students

We have an excellent reputation for the additional support we give to our students.

From your initial enquiry until you leave the college, we will give you all the advice, guidance and support you need to ensure that your time at West Thames College is happy, safe, productive and, above all, successful.

Learning Support

If you need extra support with your studies, we can provide the following services:

  • Practical Support Assistant
  • Library Support Assistant
  • Reader
  • Scribe
  • Sighted Guide
  • Proof Reader
  • Study Assistant
  • Examination Support Worker
  • Manual Note Taker
  • Communication Support Worker
  • Electronic Note Taker
  • Specialist Mentor
  • Specialist One to One Study Skills Support
  • BSL Interpreter
  • Assistive Technology Trainer

For more information about any of these services please contact our Head of Inclusion on 020 8326 2103.

Counselling Service

A free and confidential counselling service is provided by professionally qualified counsellors. The counselling service can provide you with support and the opportunity to talk about any problems or stressful situations that may be affecting your life and studies.

Your safety and wellbeing

We have effective arrangements in place to safeguard your health and safety at college, which includes carrying out enhanced DBS [Disclosure and Barring Service] (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks on all our staff. All students are issued with personal ID cards which must be shown on entry. Our Student Activity and Student Security teams help to create a safe, welcoming and friendly college environment for everyone to enjoy. You can talk to a safeguarding officer at any time if you have concerns about your own safety or wellbeing.


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