Version 1.0 - Last Updated: 16 Feb 2021

Our COVID-19 questions and answers for higher education providers

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)


Q1: Will you accept remote Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) assessments as evidence to support DSA applications?

A: It would not be for us to comment on whether remote SpLD assessments are appropriate. The organisations that set the standards for SpLD assessments will need to decide if a remote assessment meets their requirements.

You can find guidance on our practitioners websites about:

You should follow the guidelines from the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) about the requirements for evaluations of need.

Please also see the further DSA specific information under this chapter.


Print this chapter
Back to top