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DSA Guidance - Changes to IT Arrangements from 2015/16

The below document details the changes to IT arrangements from 2015/16:

DSA Guidance - Changes to IT Arrangements from 2015/16 (DSA Guidance - Changes to IT Arrangements from 2015/16 (268.34 kB))

Equipment Specification

DSA Computer Specification Matrix June 2016 v4 0

Standard Quote Guidance

Standard Quote Guidance Revised March 2015 (Standard Quote Guidance Revised March 2015)

Needs Assessment Report

Below is the standard needs assessment report to be used by all QAG registered assessment centres.

NAR Template SLC August 2016 v2 0 (155 KB)

NAR Template SFE sample August 2016 v2 0 (145 KB)

NAR Template SFE Guidance Document August 2016 v2 0 (61 KB)

Needs Assessments Student

This document describes how the Student Loans Company (SLC) assesses the needs of Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) applicants:

DSA Guidance NEW DSA Students in AY 2016 17 0916 (1.12 MB)

DSA Continuing DSA Student Guidance 16 17 Final 15th Feb (866 KB)

SLC Model for Assessing Course Related Needs in the Context of DSA (SLC Model for Assessing Course Related Needs in the Context of DSA (132.02 kB))

Student Finance England (SFE) DSAs - Updates for Practitioners

Please click for updates for practitioners

Assessing Students with Mental Health Conditions

Resource for study needs assessors - mental health conditions (September 2013) (Resource for study needs assessors - mental health conditions (September 2013) (121.99 kB))

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Assessment Standards Committee ADHD Guidance

SASC ADHD Guidance (September 2013) (SASC ADHD Guidance (September 2013) (383.01 kB))

SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) Updated guidance on the assessment of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/dyspraxia

SASC Updated guidance on the assessment of DCD/dyspraxia (September 2013) (SASC Updated guidance on the assessment of DCD/dyspraxia (September 2013) (73.59 kB))

For more information on SASC, please refer to the website.

SASC Website - http://www.sasc.org.uk/

Flowchart for Health Checks

Health check - Flowchart 2-1 (Health check - Flowchart 2-1 (39.03 kB))

PGP Encryption

Guide to installing and using the free PGP encryption software (Guide to installing and using the free PGP encryption software (1.9 MB))

Useful Information

Advice Note for Assessors (25 KB)

Guidance on Missed Sessions 11 11 2015 (40 KB)