Disability and Learner Support

Leeds College of Music has a diverse student population, and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.

We are committed to providing specific support for students with disabilities, and we strongly advise you to declare your disability or any additional support needs you may have.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the conservatoire on our Experience Days or by prior arrangement with the Student Disability Advisers to discuss their individual support needs in more detail.

The Student Disability Advisers can also make special arrangements for any support you may need at audition and interview. 

To request a copy of the conservatoire's Disability Statement, which gives more detail on the support available, please email disability@lcm.ac.uk or call +44 (0)113 222 3421. All information is available in alternative formats on request.

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

DSAs are grants to help pay the extra costs you may have as a direct result of your disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. These grants are not means tested, are not limited to certain age groups  and you do not have to repay them but  you cannot claim DSA if you are getting the equivalent support from another funding provider, are an EU or international student or are studying on a course not funded by HEFCE.
For more information please either email us at disability@lcm.ac.uk or visit
www.gov.uk/studentfinance if you live in England
www.saas.gov.uk if you live in Scotland
www.studentfinancewales.co.uk if you live in Wales
www.studentfinanceni.co.uk if you live in Northern Ireland
Please remember that the earlier you apply the more likely it is that we can have everything in place ready for when you start with us in September.


The Student Disability Advisers offer a range of advice and support throughout the application process and for the duration of your course. This includes assistance with applying for the Disabled Students Allowance, advice on specialist equipment available, access to special arrangements for examinations and assessments, and individual support and guidance.


The conservatoire occupies modern, purpose-built premises, with lift access to all floors and wheelchair access to all facilities. A rest room is provided for the use of anyone who needs to take medication in private, take time out to rest or relax, or is taken ill.


The conservatoire's Learning Support Centre is available to all students and provides services including help with reading, writing, numeracy and literacy skills, time management and organisation, and support in researching and completing assignments. 

Free specialist diagnostic assessment for dyslexia is also available. 

Take the next step

Further Education

With our BTECs in Music and Music Technology you can develop your musical interests and expertise in a conservatoire environment.


Refine your craft in Classical, Jazz, Popular, New Music, Production, Film Music or Music Business.


Further your studies, focus on your specialism and work alongside Creative Practitioners with our MMus Creative Musican.