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. 

Occasionally the needs assessor will discuss whether it may be beneficial to refer you for a follow up assessment where more specialist equipment will be available to try. This can happen for students who require specific ergonomic items, such as specialist chairs, but can also be the case for students with visual and hearing impairments. This would be arranged for a later date at your convenience.

After the assessment, we will write your needs assessment report and send it to you and your funding body withing 10 working days. Your funding body will then take a couple of weeks to review the recommendations and send you confirmation that they have been approved for funding. You can then order any equipment and book in any one-to-one support.