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 Christ Church.

I’m eligible. What next?

You’ll be given an appointment with one of our Disability advisers. Working with you and your teaching team, they’ll 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 Student Wellbeing, 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.

Learning Support Plan Drop-in

The LSP drop-in:

  • With the Disability Team - every Thursday, 2-4pm, via Blackboard
  • With the Mental Wellbeing Team - every Tuesdays 11am - 4pm, AHg56 or online.

Please attend if they require assistance with any of the following things.

  • dropping in medical evidence
  • having Learning Support Plans devised or updated
  • being assisted in applying for DSA via your SFE account
  • being supported to access DSA funded mentoring and equipment


Study Support

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