Special Needs

 

Information for Learners with Disabilities, Health Conditions and/or Specific Learning Difficulties

Selskar College welcomes applications from learners with additional needs. Selskar College will endeavour to provide appropriate supports and services for all learners with disabilities or specific learning difficulties to access its courses, within the limits of available resources. Funding may be available from the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and the ESF under the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Fund for Learners with Disabilities. Learners with a wide variety of disabilities are supported including those with a Visual Impairment, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Physical Disability, Mental Health Conditions, Specific Learning Difficulties, such as Dyslexia and Developmental Co-ordination Disorders such as Dyspraxia and significant ongoing illnesses. Applicants to the Disability Fund must meet certain nationality and residency criteria. The services and supports available to individual learners will depend on the grant allocated by the HEA.

A supplementary application form for learners with additional needs is available from Selskar College. Documentary evidence verifying the learner’s Disability/Specific learning difficulty must be provided with the completed supplementary application form. Completed forms should be returned to the PLC Director as early as possible as the closing date for applications to the HEA is usually October 1st.

Please read the PDF file below for further information.