Book an assessment

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Waiting times (working days) - updated 10 November 2017

Centre No. days
Cambridge 6
Chelmsford 5
Peterborough 9
Norwich 7
Hatfield 9

We aim to offer an appointment within 15 working days of you contacting us.

Step 1: Contact us

You must have written permission from your funding body to have a needs assessment before you can make an appointment with us. Ensure you have your diary / timetable ready before contacting our admin team. Go to the Contact Us page for details on how to contact us.

Step 2: Send in your paperwork

Once you have booked your assessment you will need to send us the following documentation within five working days:

  • a copy of your evidence of disability. This is the evidence that you sent to your funding body when applying for the DSA.
  • a copy of the funding body letter authorising your DSA Assessment.
  • a completed Pre-Assessment Form. This will be emailed to you when you book your assessment.
Please note:
  • If we have not received these documents within the required time frame, your assessment may need to be rescheduled. Your assessment cannot take place until we have received all the above paperwork.
  • Do not send original documents, only copies.
  • If sending your documentation by post, please ensure postage is fully paid, as incorrect postage can significantly delay delivery of your documents and may, therefore, cause your appointment to be rescheduled.

Step 3: What happens if you cannot attend your appointment

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment so that we can reschedule your appointment and offer the slot to another student. If you miss an appointment or cancel it within 24 hours, a fee will be charged to your DSA grant. This will reduce the amount of money available for your assessment and your funding body may decide to reclaim this cost from you, if they feel your reason for non-attendance is unacceptable.

Your staff were very helpful, especially as I had a need for a parking space at the college to be available and this was duly arranged.