A learning or placement support plan is tailor-made plan for any student with a recognised disability and/or long term or serious medical or psychological condition. The plans set out specific support and arrangements to help you succeed.

If you have evidence of a recognised disability and/or long-term serious medical or psychological condition that’s been diagnosed by a medical professional, you’re likely to be entitled to a learning support plan as part of an overall support package.

Key benefits of learning and placement support plans

  • They’re tailored to meet your specific needs.
  • You have direct input into developing the plan to ensure you agree with the steps being taken.
  • Your teaching team can provide you with discreet additional support.
  • Your plan’s in place throughout your studies and reviewed regularly, so you’re fully supported during your time at Canterbury Christ Church University.

I’m eligible. What next?

You’ll be given an appointment with our Disability Team where they will work with you and your teaching team to develop and implement an overall support package tailored to you. They will also:

  • Recommend and, in many cases, source additional support including adjustments to learning, teaching and assessment methods.
  • Liaise with external partners, such as Student Finance England or specialist providers, to help you gain external funding to pay for disability support and specialist equipment.
  • Consider any other entitlements such as initial reasonable adjustment plans, special arrangements for exams and exceptional circumstances.
  • If you have agreed assessment adjustments, it is important that you attach the cover sheet,  provided for you by the Student Wellbeing Team, to each assessment that you submit. 

Check out the Learning Skills Module on Learning and Placement Support Plans

The aim of this module is to describe some of the formal support mechanisms available for students who have a diagnosed disability to support them with their journey through their academic studies.  In particular, the process of a Learning Support Plan (LSP), how to get a plan written and how to use the plan.

Study Support

There is a range of support available to help you with your studies and assessments:

Drop-in Support

If you need support with setting up or discussing a learning support plan or a placement support plan, please come along to one of the following drop-ins:

Online daily drop-in via Blackboard Monday - Friday 12 - 1pm

Student Support

Face to Face drop-in

AHg59, Augustine House

Monday - Friday 

10.30am - 4.30pm

Student Disability Service

Face to Face drop-in

Cathedral Court, Medway Campus


1pm – 2pm

Student Disability Service

Face to Face drop-in

AHg54 or 56, Augustine House

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

2pm – 4 pm

Student Disability Service

Face to Face drop-in

Lg67, North Holmes Road


2pm – 4pm

You can also join the team at Chooseday Chill every Tuesday from 5-7pm in Augustine House, or the Wellbeing Café every Wednesday from 2 - 4.30pm in the Food Court at North Holmes Road, for an informal chat over tea and toast.