Learning Support

Learning Support is a service that provides all students enrolled on a Further Education course at Havering College the opportunity to seek additional support to assist them in achieving academic success.

The Learning Support Service can offer assistance to students who have / are:

  • A physical disability
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • A visual impairment
  • Dyslexia or have general difficulties with reading, writing and spelling
  • Dyscalculia or have general difficulties with maths
  • Other Learning Difficulties / Disabilities

For more information please contact a member of the team on 01708 455011 ext 2128 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Follow this link for information regarding Higher Education support.

Abbie's story

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HELPING to take care of children in their early stages of development is bringing Abbie Mileham immense job satisfaction.

After completing the Level 1 and Level 2 Childcare courses at Havering College, Abbie landed a position with the Incy Wincey Day Nursery in South Woodford where she is continuing with her Level 3 qualification.

Abbie, who previously attended Bower Park School, says: "I had always wanted to work with children – I have young nieces and nephews in the family and I a Guide and Brownie leader.

"My time at Havering College was really good. You get a lot of help if you are stuck and the teachers support you. The teaching assistants are very helpful. My favourite part of the course was the first aid – I really enjoyed that. I loved the practical side of it, learning how to put someone in the recovery position and how to resuscitate someone and how to put a sling on. My course was a mixture of practical experience and theory with one week at college followed by one week on a placement.

"I would tell anyone wanting to do childcare to come to Havering College because you get so much support – with your lessons and coursework. If you have any problems you just need to ask and it's really easy to make friends on your course as well. It is good because you are with people who want to follow the same career as you by working with children."

Abbie says her ultimate goal is to work with children with disabilities.

She has dyslexia herself and wants to put her understanding to good use.

Abbie says: "I have a big heart and people have helped me, so I would like to help children the same as myself."

Abbie believes the Learning Support she received at Havering College made a difference.

She says: "The support was good at the college – I got extra time in exams and there was a teaching assistant to help me in lessons. My teacher was also great and supported me through both years of my course."