If you have a disability, mental health condition or learning difficulty and are on a higher education course, you may be eligible for funding to help with your studies called Disabled Students' Allowance. It does not need to be repaid.
Following your assessment for DSA; you may be eligible for:
The application and assessment process can take several months so it is strongly recommended that you apply at the course application stage.
Following your assessment; it is important to let your tutor know the recommendations so that reasonable adjustments can be put in place. If you wish to bring a note-taker or other non-medical helper into College; they will need to contact Human Resources at least two weeks in advance to share their Disclosure and Barring details to meet safeguarding regulations.
If you are not eligible for DSA; your tutor and lecturers are still able to make reasonable adjustments for you. The College can also loan you equipment such as adapted keyboard, mouse and advise on specialist software and accessibility on PCs.
Yes, you should apply for DSA as your current support funding does not apply to HE courses.