This page has been setup as a resource for assessors, where useful information will be uploaded.

Equipment Specification - November 2019

Please find below the latest computer specification matrix and assessment centre guidance issued by the Student Loans Company. Should you have any queries please contact Amy Hedges at

Previous Specification - August 2019

Standard Quote Guidance

Standard Quote Guidance

Needs Assessment Report

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

NAR Template SLC April 2019

NAR Template SFE Guidance Document April 2019

Needs Assessments Student

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

SFE DSA Guidance

DSA Continuing DSA Student Guidance 2018/19

SLC Model for Assessing Course Related Needs in the Context of DSA

DSA Overseas Exception - Armed Forces

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

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Assessment Standards Committee ADHD Guidance

SASC ADHD Guidance

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

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

SASC Website -

Flowchart for Health Checks

Health check - Flowchart

PGP Encryption

Guide to installing and using the free PGP encryption software

Useful Information

Advice Note for Assessors

Guidance on Missed Sessions