If you think you may have dyslexia or an SpLD, or if you were referred by your tutor, please contact us to discuss.
We'll talk about your experiences of education and what you consider are your strengths and weaknesses. We can explain the assessment process and
answer any questions you might have about assessment or see the BDA Checklist for further information.
If after the discussion it's felt you would benefit from a formal assessment, we can arrange this for you on campus. We can arrange
assessments up to the end of the Spring Term (week 25). We don't arrange assessments during the Summer Term or during vacation periods. We will
ask you to complete a questionnaire to give us more information about the areas where you struggle. Please return this to us with your payment.
There is usually a short wait for an assessment (depending on availability this can be up to two months). We will contact you when we have a time available.
The assessment usually takes between two-three hours. The assessor will be friendly and helpful and you should not worry about going to see them.
You will need to pay £45. You can pay online or by cash in person at your Student Services Hub.
You are likely to be eligible for a bursary to meet the remainder of the assessment costs (approximately £265), if you qualify for all of the
- UK student
- registered as studying full-time or more than 50% part-time
- be on a course lasting more than 30 weeks
- have more than two months remaining of your current course
If you are not eligible for this bursary please contact us about funding/arranging an assessment.
The assessor will write a report with the findings. We will meet to discuss the conclusions and any support that has been recommended.