Learning difficulty and disability support
At BPP we welcome applications from students with learning difficulties and disabilities. We offer support and guidance to ensure that all students can access their learning and get the most from their studies.
We encourage all students to disclose their learning difficulty or disability at application and inform BPP well in advance of starting the programme to ensure that we can plan your support with you. Be sure to complete the relevant section on your UCAS application and any BPP application and registration forms too. This information will be forwarded to the Learning Support Team who will contact you, but don’t hesitate to contact the Learning Support Service directly for more information.
We can help with disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health conditions, chronic health conditions, sensory impairments, students on the Autism spectrum, medical conditions and much more.
See the video below to find out how we can help you
- Disclosing your disability
- Getting assessed
- Adapting your environment and exams
- BPP Learning Support Service
- Support for International Students
Support at open days
BPP open days are one of the best ways to get to know us. You can view the facilities where you'll be studying and find out more about what your programme will entail. We can also arrange an appointment with a Learning Support Tutor on your programme who can advise about any adjustments that may benefit you.
Students with disabilities and learning difficulties from England should apply to Student Finance England for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). DSA covers any additional costs incurred as a result of your learning difficulty or disability, in addition to loans or grants you already have in place; DSA is not means tested. You will need to provide evidence in the form of reports or medical evidence in order to apply.
- If you currently live in Wales contact Student Finance Wales
- If you currently live in Scotland contact the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
- If you currently live in Northern Ireland contact your local Education and Library Board (ELB) or apply online through Student Finance Northern Ireland
Other Sources of Funding for Disabled Students
Student Disability Assistance Fund
The Student Disability Assistance Fund is run by the British Association of Health Services for Students in Higher Education (BAHSHE). It provides financial support for the purchase of educational aids such as specialist computer equipment, extra travel costs or support. Before applying to the fund a student must apply for the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). A student who is not entitled to DSA or has been refused is more likely to receive an award from the Fund.
The Snowdon Award Scheme
Whatever your situation – whether you are already studying, starting a new programme or retraining following an accident or illness – you may be eligible to apply for a Snowdon award
The Mike Devenney Scholarship
The Mike Devenny Scholarship will assist with the costs of studying at undergraduate and post-graduate level for students with disabilities.
Please note: Disability Living Allowance: Going into higher education should not affect your entitlement to Disability Living Allowance or the amount you get.
Inner Temple Disability Award
The Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court in London provides financial support for disabled students or pupils of the Inner Temple. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and have the prospect of being called to the Bar.
BPP Learning Support Service works closely with the Law Society: Lawyers with Disabilities Division, who can offer mentoring and support for students who wish to enter the legal profession. Find out more at their website http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/communities/lawyers-with-disabilities/
Who to contact
Our Learning Support officer, can answer any questions regarding the topics outlined in this section, as well as talking through the types of support available:
- Email: LearningSupport@bpp.com
- Tel: +44 (0) 20 7430 7069