Booking confirmed

Thank you for booking your assessment with us - you'll shortly receive an email confirming the assessment date and time.

At present, we are carrying out needs assessments remotely, using a combination of phone call and video conferencing, so you do not need to come to our centre for the assessment. Initially your assessor will ring you at the beginning of your assessment to explain the assessment process and may then switch to using Zoom to provide a demonstration of the software that may be funded though the DSA.

If you would prefer for the assessment to use Zoom from the beginning, or do not receive the confirmation email, please drop us an email or call 01252 721095.

The resources below provide some further information about what to expect in your needs assessment, and further information about the DSA funding and support available can also be found in the Resources menu at the top of the page.

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. ...