Student Supports

Supports for Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties, Health Conditions and/or Disabilities

Mallow College of Further Education is committed to the provision of equal opportunity in education and to ensuring that students with a disability have complete access to all aspects of college life as can be reasonably accommodated.

Applicants who may have special requirements should email or call the college Disability Support Officer at info​@mallowcollege.ie or (022)43309 prior to applying for a course.

Upon registering, students should immediately make an appointment with the Guidance Counsellor to discuss their needs and bring appropriate documentation with them.

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, the College may be able to apply for funding to provide assistance and support for you during your studies. Applications to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Fund for Students with Disabilities will only be processed if accompanied by a consultant’s report of a disability or illness or a psychological report in the case of specific learning difficulties. In the case of specific learning difficulties, reports older than five years cannot be accepted.

Assessments of disability are carried out for the following categories: Physical/Mobility Disabilities, Significant ongoing illness, Specific learning difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Blind/Low Vision, Deaf/Hard of hearing, Mental Health or Psychiatric or Psychological Difficulties and Head/Traumatic Brain Injury. The Fund for students with Disabilities is funded by the Irish Government and part-financed by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.