Support for students with disabilities

Distance learning offers flexibility that can be ideal if you have a disability, health condition, mental illness, or specific learning needs. 

You get to choose where and when you study, and don’t have to worry about travelling or getting around a campus. You can also vary your hours to suit your needs.

We offer a more accessible system than traditional forms of study because of our specialised teaching methods, online and multimedia materials, and study support.

We also have a dedicated Disability Learning Support Advocate at the Library and Learning Centre who can support and advise you with your studies.

If you have any questions about the study support we can offer students with a disability contact us

Open Polytechnic study awards for students with a disability

We offer two study awards to support Open Polytechnic students who have a disability towards completing a qualification. See our Scholarships page for more information.

Examination assistance

If you need assistance to sit your examinations we can provide services such as:

  • material in an alternative format. such as large print
  • a reader or writer
  • special furniture
  • the ability to sit an examination at home
  • extra time and rest breaks.

If you have any questions about the assistance we can provide for exams and your requirements contact us

Related information

How we can help you plan

How distance learning works