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Learning Support

Kings Road Centre, City College Plymouth, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 5QG

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Introduction

  • Learning Support is located on the ground floor of the Kings Road Centre, off the main corridor leading from the STEM Centre and reception to the east entrance, opposite the Enrolment and Finance Desk. It provides support for students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, as well as providing Tutor Support and an informal Mentoring Service. It includes the Dyslexia Support Office, further along the ground floor corridor, where students with dyslexia receive support, and also where dyslexia testing takes place.
  • Related link Kings Road Centre.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/kings-road-centre

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Devonport.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Devonport.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 480cm x 340cm (15ft 9in x 11ft 2in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • Parking at the front of the venue is for visitors.
    • The designated parking spaces can be used by anyone who displays a Blue Badge.
    • Staff parking is only accessible from Paradise Road for the duration of the building work here.

Parking (North Entrance)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is outside the North Entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 450cm (10ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the North Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the North Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are a number of motorcycle parking bays on the slip road from the North Entrance to Paradise Road as shown in photograph 6.

Outside Access (North Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in).

Level Change (North Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.

Outside Access (East Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (East Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.

Outside Access (Learning Support Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main corridor, opposite the Enrolment and Finance Desk.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).

Entrance (Dyslexia Support Office Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located further along the Kings Road Centre ground floor corridor, close to the link to the STEM Centre.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the main Learning Support Office.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the Dyslexia Support Office.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets available within the Kings Road Centre main building.
  • Please see the access guide for Kings Road Centre for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets are available in the Kings Road Centre main building.
  • Please see the access guide for the Kings Road Centre for further details.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.