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Assessment Overview

Your DSA assessment will follow the structure of a friendly discussion with an experienced assessor, so please don’t worry (we promise we won’t make you do any tests!)

You will talk about any difficulties you have with your studies and look at the different support strategies that can potentially be put in place for you through the DSA. The assessment is very friendly with a relaxed, informal atmosphere and will last around 1.5 – 2 hours.

Take a look through the process of booking an assessment below, which should help guide you through the steps you need to take.


Select an assessment location

We have assessment centres in Leeds, Barnsley, Bradford, York, Sheffield and Manchester. Select the one most convenient to you, whether that be near your university or your home.

All of our centres have the latest assistive technology and support options to demonstrate to you and we can assess any disability or specific learning disability. Give our team a call if you have any access requirements or general questions and we can talk you through everything.

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Book your assessment

You now need to book your assessment. Please get in touch with our admin team via one of the below methods and they can help find a convenient time for you to come along.

  • Call: 0113 357 0495
  • Email:
  • Text: 07760 278 580


Alternatively you can leave your details on our Contact Us page and one of our team will give you a call.

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Send us your documents

You will need to send over some documents prior to your assessment, this is so that your assessor can prepare in advance of seeing you.We need to be sent:

  • Your DSA approval letter
  • A copy of your medical evidence
  • A completed pre-assessment form (our admin team can email you a copy of this)


We accept scans, images, PDFs-whatever is easier for you. If you could have them ready to send over, that would make us very happy!



Attend your assessment

Everything will be in place for your assessment now, so you just need to come along!

The assessment will follow the structure of a friendly discussion with your assessor and will last about 1.5-2 hours. They will be able to answer any questions you have about DSA and guide you towards the best support available for your needs.

We promise you a friendly, welcoming experience, so please don’t be worried-we look forward to meeting you.


Wait for your report to be written

Your assessor now has up to 10 working days to write a report based on your assessment. This will outline their recommendations for the best support to be recommended to you through DSA.

You have the option to see a draft of this report, before it is finalised, or for it to be sent straight to your funding body-it’s totally up to you!


Wait for your support to be agreed

Once we have sent your final report to your funding body they then have 10 working days to review it and agree to your support.

You will receive a letter via email which will give you a step by step instructions on how to organise and order you support.

Don’t forget that we are here to help you at any point, so just get in touch if you have any questions.

Ready to start your assessment?

Contact your nearest assessment centre