Additional Support Service


At Perth College UHI we work hard to support all of our students. We recognise that each student is different and do our best to provide appropriate and effective support to reflect this.

View our Assistive Technology Workshops. Contact the Additional Support Admin below for Workshop dates.

If you have any questions, please contact the Additional Support Service on

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Additional Support Provision at Perth College UHI

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Get in touch

Get in touch

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss additional support further.

Gerald McLaughlin
Additional Support Team Leader
01738 877 374

Craig Lindsay
Additional Support Officer
01738 877 616

Becky Angus
Additional Support Administrator
01738 877 382


There are well established systems in place to successfully support students with a variety of personal and learning needs. We have experience of working with individuals affected by a wide range of health conditions, learning difficulties and disabilities including:

  • Dyslexia
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Mobility or dexterity difficulties
  • Health or medical conditions
  • Unseen disabilities such as epilepsy
  • General learning difficulties

Depending on the needs of each individual student, additional support may include:

  • Information and guidance
  • Help to access financial support, Disabled Students Allowance (H.E. only)
  • Access to assistive technology e.g. electronic spellcheckers,  digital voice recorders, adapted keyboards & ergonomic equipment and assistive software
  • Interpreter support
  • Additional individual study skills or small group tuition
  • Course material in alternative formats e.g. Braille or audio
  • Alternative Assessment Arrangements such as reader-scribes, text to speech software electronic question papers and extra time.
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My Study Bar

My Study Bar

MyStudyBar is designed to support the complete study cycle from planning and structuring thoughts and ideas to support with reading and writing.

Although MyStudyBar is designed to support learners with literacy-related difficulties such as dyslexia, the toolbar can offer potential benefits to all learners.

MyStudyBar can help learners to:

  • organise and plan their thoughts and ideas,
  • use colour overlays to aid concentration and overcome visual stress,
  • listen to digital content read aloud using text-to-speech,
  • improve typing skills.

As MyStudyBar uses portable applications it does not need to be installed.

MyStudyBar can run from a USB pendrive or you can copy the programs to your desktop.

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British Sign Language

British Sign Language

What we do:

If you require communication support for your timetabled classes, you should remember that your Communication Support Worker will:

  • Interpret for you: Hearing learners and college staff. Everything that is said or signed
  • Sign for you: Hand-outs
  • Book out: Camera and other equipment for assessments
  • Explain the differences in D/deaf and hearing cultures to learners and staff as required.

Additional Support and Information

A series of British Sign Language videos aim to help breakdown the stigma of mental health issues and encourage deaf people to talk to others about their mental health. These were produced by a partnership of organisations including Deaf Scotland, Deaf Links, and See Me.

Contact Scotland provide a service connecting BSL users - through an online video relay service - with Scotland's public authorities, voluntary sector, and others.

Interpreting Solutions provide a range of services to D/deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals around the UK. This includes;

  • Language Professional Service (Communication Support Workers, British Sign Language Interpreters, Notetakers, Palantypists, Deaf Relay Interpreters, Deaf Blind Interpreters, Lip Speaking Interpreters, Teachers of the Deaf and Specialist Mentors, and Advocacy to potential students)
  • Deaf Student Recruitment (Interpreting Solutions are a specialist agency involved in the recruitment of deaf and hard of hearing students; this is done by supporting students with UCAS, SFE and DSA)

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Contact us

Additional Support Team
Room 035
Perth College UHI, Crieff Road Perth, PH12NX
(01738) 877382

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Microsoft Learning Tools

Microsoft Learning Tools

Learning Tools use a set of free features that enable every student to improve writing, reading comprehension, and reading speed. Learning Tools are available in the products classrooms already use.

You can find a YouTube video about Learning Tools here: Microsoft Learning Tools Demo at Made By Dyslexia Showcase in Atlanta

Improves reading

Enable learners regardless of age or ability with easy to use features that reduce visual crowding, highlight text, break words into syllables, read text aloud, and provide visual references.

Strengthens writing

With features like Dictation and Read Aloud, students can hear their writing read aloud providing them essential feedback to edit their work and clearly communicate their ideas to others.

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Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme

Perth College UHI have joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme to support who may have disabilities that are not obvious.

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