City of Bristol College

UCAS Code: B77

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Student Services and Facilities

Disability support

  • We’re committed to supporting everyone that studies with us. Our Disability and Wellbeing team exists to help you if you are a student who has additional needs. 
  • You don’t have to use the word 'disabled' to describe yourself in order to access this support. You could be entitled to it for other reasons, for example if you have mental health issues, any kind of medical support needs, learning difficulties or social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD).
  • You can refer yourself for support by using our contact form. Just select 'support on your course' from the drop-down list. Alternatively, a member of staff can refer you if they have your agreement.
  • We will meet with you to talk about your support needs, find out what type of support you’ve had in the past and discuss what adjustments you think you might need at the College.

We’ll tailor our support to suit your needs, but here are some examples of how we can help:

  • Advising your teaching staff on what adjustments to make to improve your learning experience
  • Providing you with personal care
  • Arranging medical support for you
  • Providing you with assistive technology to help with your studies (hardware, software or other equipment)
  • Arranging out-of-class tutorials from our specialist staff
  • Agreeing your Personal Emergency and Egress Plan (PEEP)
  • Offering you reduced class sizes (e.g. Entry Level courses)
  • If you’re an international student with additional needs, we’ll meet with you before you start discuss your particular requirements

Our deaf and hard of hearing support services offer the following support for our learner. We offer:

  • Communication in British Sign Language and Sign Supported English
  • Manual or electronic note-taking
  • Help with English in assignments
  • Deaf awareness training for people working with D/deaf learners
  • Access to specialist teachers for the D/deaf
  • Adaptation of materials
  • Special arrangements for exams and assessments
  • Advice for subject tutors


  • The College can trace its history back to 1571 and the Free Grammar & Writing School, as well as to 1593 and the Merchant Venturers' Navigation School. 
  • More recently, City of Bristol College formed in 1996 when Brunel College merged with South Bristol College. Later merges included Soundwell College, Gordano Training and The College of Care and Early Years Education. 
  • Through providing training and education to more than 20,000 students each year, City of Bristol College became the largest provider in the South West, offering more than 1,000 academic and vocational qualifications, from entry to degree level. 
  • The College has four centres located around Bristol; Ashley Down Centre, College Green Centre, South Bristol Skills Academy Centre (SBSA) and Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) at Parkway.


Learner Services, City of Bristol College, PO Box 3158, Bristol, BS6 9JS