Needs Assessment Guide

Find out what to expect from your DSA needs assessment so that you can get the most out of the session

How long does it take?

The assessment can take up to two hours, though may not take this long – we allow up to two hours as this is sometimes needed and we don’t want you to feel rushed. ...

Can I bring someone?

If you would like to bring someone with you, that’s fine, and that can be a parent or friend. We have plenty of space in our assessment centre and understand that the situation can seem quite daunting for some people. If having someone with you helps you, then please bring them along. ...

The needs assessment in detail

The needs assessment is an opportunity for you to find out about the different types of support available through the Disabled Students Allowances funding to work out what will be most effective in supporting your difficulties - its not really an assessment at all ...

How much does it cost?

The assessment will not cost you anything. Assessment Centres do charge an assessment fee for carrying out the needs assessment and providing follow-up support for the duration of your studies. However, this fee is paid from the Disabled Students Allowance funding meaning that you do not have to pay for it yourself. ...

What happens after the assessement?

The assessor will also explain how the information taken in the session will be used, and who you should contact if you have any questions in the future. You will also be asked if you would like to see a draft copy of your report before it is sent to your funding body. ...