Information On Education and Training

Information about colleges, further education and specialist colleges in Oxfordshire

http://oxme.info/cms/learn/go-college

University or College

If you are at University or college and you have autism you may be able to get extra help, support or adjustments. You may be eligible for help such as an individual note taker, extra equipment, one-to-one support with your studies or extra time in exams. Most universities have a Student disability advisor or Additional needs support team who will be able to advise you on what the university can offer.

For more information about choosing a university and support whilst at university : https://www.autism.org.uk/about/transition/starting-college-uni.aspx

Funding

You may be eligible for extra funding at university via a Disabled Student Allowance. The allowance is to cover some of the costs you have as a student with an illness, mental health condition or disability. This could include extra equipment needed, extra support or travel costs. You do not need to repay DSA.

For more information about how to eligibility and how to apply

https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/fundinghighereducation

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you’ll work in a role to gain job-specific skills and gain experience. Apprenticeships are a paid role. Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level. You’ll need to apply for an apprenticeship as you would a job role.

https://www.oxfordshireapprenticeships.co.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Search for apprenticeships in your local area and chosen profession

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

Adult learning courses in Oxfordshire

http://www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk/oal/