Going to college, sixth form or university

Use this guide to help you when considering going to college, sixth form or university.

Young people should be able to have high aspirations for the future, as well as being able to access the courses that will best enable them to achieve their goals and aspirations.

All colleges, other post-16 providers and universities will have support available for young adults with special needs and disabilities. This should be set out in their prospectus and on their website.

If you have a disability, mental health condition or learning difficulty, it is a good idea to contact the course providers to discuss what your needs might be, as well as to answer any questions you may have.

It's best to do this as early as possible - sometimes even before applying.

For more information, you can visit theĀ students with disabilities page on the UCAS website.

There is also some useful information on theĀ Disability Student's Allowance quality assurance group website.