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Starting college

If you're a young person thinking about going to college, we have a range of resources and information about how to choose the right college for you, information about financial support, studying advice and more.

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Find out how to choose the right college for you, and information about financial support and your rights.

If your local college can't offer a course to suit your disability-related needs, you may consider applying to a residential or specialist college. Most of these colleges are independent and cater specifically for students with disabilities or learning difficulties.

Support at college

Find out about the type of support you can receive at college in our college support for students with sight loss pages.

Funding support

Colleges receive funding in order to provide reasonable adjustments and make sure learners with a disability or impairment have the support they require. Find out more on our funding at college page.

Study advice

If you're blind or partially sighted, studying doesn't have to be a chore, but it takes organisation and a bit of forward planning to find out which study techniques work best for you. Visit our study advice page for more study tips and find out how you can access exam materials and libraries!

Transition guides

We've created handy guides for blind and partially sighted young people who are about to move into higher education and work.