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Hi, my name is sdyates!

sdyatessdyates Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited September 16 in Education and learning
hi there I have been diagnosed through complex needs as having Bpd and awaiting treatment which is likely to be next Easter. I really want to do a part time college course but unsure how to claim a or whether I would be entitled to an EHCP? 
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,007 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    EHCP's are for those up to the age of 25. If you are of this age then getting one isn't easy at all. Some information here.
    https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/special-educational-needs/legal/getting-an-ehcp You can't just get one because you think you need one, that's not how these work unfortunately. You can still do a part time college course without this.

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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 762 Pioneering
    Hello and welcome to the community @sdyates :) It's great to have you here.

    I've moved your post into the Education and Learning category so that you're more likely to get some targeted advice.

    This article on the Child Law Advice Website has some useful information about what an EHCP is, and what is counted under the title of Special Educational Needs, just in case you need it.

    I'm sure someone else will know more about the subject, but I imagine your best bet would be to speak a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). Are you currently in education? 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 3,106 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community and I hope the advice given is useful for you

    Look forward to seeing you around
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 887 Pioneering
    @sdyates just to say hello from me too! 

    Well done you for wanting to do a part-time college course!  Don't worry too much about an EHCP as colleges have to provide reasonable adjustments for all disabled students by law, for more information read this Disability Rights UK 'Adjustments for disabled students' webpage.  

    It might be worth getting in touch with the college you would like to attend, and speaking with their disability support service to see what they could provide to help you.  

    Let us know if this helps  :) Good luck!
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