Herts Access Centre can complete Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) Needs Assessments for a student who has been given a letter (DSA1 eligibility letter) from the Funding Body.
Herts Access Centre is:
We have followed Government guidance on the re-opening of educational institutions and will be using ‘student bubbles’ wherever possible to enable the separation of different groups. The size of these bubbles is in line with the guidance and will operate on a curriculum area basis. For more information, please click here.
Some ergonomic assessments are possible, subject to checking to ensure health and safety and Covid-security.
WHAT IS THE DSA?
The DSA is a fund that helps students with disabilities to pay for the extra costs of study that are the result of that disability.
WHO CAN GET A DSA?
Students with a long term physical or medical difficulty, VI or HI, Autistic Spectrum Condition, a mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) such as Dyslexia, ADHD or Dyspraxia, which is long term and has a significant impact on everyday activities are described as ‘Disabled’ in the Equality Act 2010 and they could get a Disabled Students’ Allowance, subject to providing evidence of their difficulties.
HOW CAN I GET A DSA?
Students need to:
Our assessment fee is £650+VAT, which your funding body covers via your DSA. We only charge a single assessment fee that covers all work required for the duration of your course of study. This includes:
However, if you present with an additional diagnosis; move on to PGCE or postgraduate research; have a break of 2 years or more in your studies or if it is more than 5 years since your last DSA assessment, you will be eligible for a funded review of your needs which we can carry out. All reviews must be authorised in writing by SFE.
Assessments may be conducted at an alternative outreach venue where there is a disability need if approved by the funding body. In ‘exceptional circumstances’, a home assessment may be conducted, if approved by the funding body.
NB: All assessments are being conducted via ZOOM at the present time, due to Covid-19.
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8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
DSA assessment waiting times
We are able to offer complete DSA needs assessments within 5 working days. This may be extended during busy periods of the year.
Outreach centre at the University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus, University Square, Luton, LU1 3JU
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Monday 12.30pm to 4.45pm
Friday 12.15pm to 4.30pm
And at other times during busy periods by appointment.
Bookings 01462 424362 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday or complete the query form below