Disabled Police Constable Degree Apprentices

Disclosing as disabled

You are advised to tell both Avon and Somerset Constabulary and UWE Bristol that you are disabled so that reasonable adjustments and support can be considered and arrangements can be made. You may wish to disclose a physical or sensory impairment, mental health condition, specific learning difference such as dyslexia or long-term medical condition.

Does UWE Bristol already know that I’m disabled?

If you disclosed when you completed the application form for your apprenticeship, UWE Bristol will already have details of your disability. You should check that this is reflected on your record by checking MYUWE.

Reasonable adjustments

You can check MYUWE to see whether your record contains:

  • an impairment, health condition or learning difference
  • any reasonable adjustments
  • an impact statement.

Getting reasonable adjustments

If there are no reasonable adjustments recorded against your record, please email your medical evidence to disability@uwe.ac.uk and, if the evidence is acceptable, reasonable adjustments for teaching, learning and assessments will be put in place for you. If the evidence is not acceptable, you will be advised what to do next.

For more details, please review the information about submitting evidence.

Acceptable neurodiversity evidence

Neurodiversity includes:

  • dyslexia
  • dyspraxia
  • dyscalculia
  • ADHD
  • autism.

Evidence of neurodiversity

You can use several types of assessment report as evidence of neurodiversity.

The following examples could provide you with reasonable adjustments and access to specialist study skills support from UWE Bristol:

  • Quickscreen – this test is carried out at Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
  • SpLD screening – this test is carried out at UWE Bristol. 
  • Diagnostic assessment – this test is carried out externally to UWE Bristol.

Other types of evidence

If you have other types of evidence, please email the Access and Learning Strategies team at als@uwe.ac.uk.

Neurodiversity screening

If you do not have any evidence but think you may be neurodivergent, please access the Curious about Neurodiversity guide.

If you are finding study difficult the guide will direct you to a neurodiversity screening where you can explore signs of SpLD or signs of autism.

One-to-one support

If you have a Specific Learning Difference such as dyslexia, you may be eligible to access specialist study skills support.

If you have a mental health condition, you may be eligible to access specialist mentoring.

If you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Autism Spectrum Condition, you may be eligible to access either of these types of support. To explore this further or to book an appointment please contact the Access and Learning Strategies team.

If you want to find out about other support that may be available to you, please book a Disability Advice appointment.

Writing an impact statement

Please review the information about submitting an impact statement. An impact statement can be used to let staff know more about the impact of your impairment, condition or specific learning difference.

Getting additional time for assignments

Please review the assessment support options including grace periods and extensions.

How can I have a conversation with somebody about this?

You may wish to:

Support from Avon and Somerset Constabulary (ASC)

ASC encourage the use of a wellbeing passport to avoid needing to explain your situation or adjustments every time you change line manager. You can create your passport by completing the attached template (DOC) and sharing it with your line manager.

If you require further support within ASC please use the attached referral form (DOC) and send directly to HRAdvisoryHelpdesk@avonandsomerset.police.uk for your request to be processed.

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