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Disabled Student Allowances

Disabled Student Allowances help to support disabled students in Higher Education. They are intended to help a disabled student undertake their course on an equal basis to other students. These funds are administered by Student Finance England Guidance chapters on eligibility requirements are regularly updated and are available from the SFE Practitioners Website [see link on this page]. Further information for students wishing to apply can be found Disabled Students’ Allowances can be found on Student Finance England website  and their publication A Guide to Disabled Students Allowances.

Assessors providing diagnostic assessments for students with Specific Learning Difficulties should follow the guidelines under the framework established by the 2005 working group:

Assessors should be suitably qualified, holding current practising certificate from their relevant professional body:

    • practitioner psychologists registered with the HCPC,
    • specialist teacher assessors a current SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate

Diagnostic assessment reports should

    • use report format recommended in the SpLD Working Group 2005/DfES Guidelines and subsequent updates.
    • use tests recommended in the SpLD Working Group 2005/DfES Guidelines and subsequently updated by SASC/STEC.

Report pro forma and updated test information is available from this website.

Courses seeking approval from SASC for training provision leading to Assessment Practising Certificates can apply to SASC. Relevant documents are listed on the margin of this page.