Hereford College of Arts has a diverse mix of students, including people with different learning styles and needs. We have a positive, inclusive atmosphere where all of our students are able to access support for their studies. Below, you can find more information about Additional Learning Support specifically at FE level or at HE level.

“Students enjoy their time at college. The ethos of the college through the integration of college values ensures that students feel safe and are enabled and empowered to take creative risks and develop their artistic potential in a safe, respectful and tolerant environment.”

Ofsted 2017

Our students give us fantastic feedback about the academic and personal support available to them. At HCA we understand that your studies may prove challenging at times or other issues can provide obstacles to overcome. Students can access a wealth of friendly advice and guidance – from your personal tutor through to specialist staff – help is never far away.

If you feel you need further assistance, your tutor and course leader will be your first point of contact, but also on hand is a range of specialist, friendly support staff that you can reach out to:

  • Registry and Finance
  • Library
  • Student Experience Officer
  • Careers Guidance
  • Workshop and Technical Staff
  • Learning Support Team

“The environment and atmosphere are the main highlights of my time here, as well as meeting lots of creative people.”

Study Plus

The Study Plus programme is designed for any students who would like a little extra help to develop their work further, or who feel they want to catch up on an area of work. It is delivered

by specialist teaching staff who work with course tutors to ensure students achieve their personal learning goals. The aim of Study Plus is to ensure all students receive appropriate support and guidance to complete their course to the best of their ability and succeed in their chosen area.

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Drop-in Support at college-level

Informal lunchtime drop-in sessions offer students the opportunity to come along for help with written work, organisation, research, etc. The sessions are led by specialist staff, and are available to any students who want a little more help or guidance. Students can pop in every week or just once – it’s up to them

At HCA, our students’ welfare and happiness is paramount. To find out more about the support we can provide in this area, please visit our Wellbeing page.