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Am I eligible for DSAs and how do I prove my condition?
Do I qualify?
You can get DSAs if your condition affects your ability to study and you can provide evidence. You also have to meet one of the following criteria:-
You qualify for student finance;
You’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student (including distance learning students);
You’re an Open University (OU) student;
You’re studying an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course;
You’re studying a first higher education course (HND or Dip HE).
How do I claim DSA?
Depending on which funding body you will be using, you will need to complete an application which can be found on our useful resources page. If you need any help completing this form, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Once your funding body has processed your form, you will receive a letter from them asking you to undertake a needs assessment. This will need to be carried out by DSA QAQ registered centre such as ourselves.
How do I prove my physical disability?
A report or letter from your GP or appropriate specialist.
How do I prove my specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia or dyspraxia)?
A full diagnostic report, produced since you turned 16, from:
– A chartered or practitioner psychologist or
– A specialist teacher holding a current Assessment Practising Certificate
How do I prove my long-term health condition or mental-health condition?
A letter from your GP or Mental Health Proforma, completed and signed by a doctor or other qualified specialist.
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