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For your Study Needs Assessment
Leeds, Bradford, Barnsley, York & Manchester

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Assessment Advice

Call: 0113 357 0495

Text: 07825 561 802

The current waiting time for a DSA Needs Assessment is 3 working days

Your Assessment

Your assessment is an informal and friendly discussion between you and your experienced assessor. This discussion is an opportunity for your assessor to hear and understand your needs and current learning styles. You will work together with your assessor in designing your support, to ensure that all recommendations meet your needs.

The experience will be relaxed and enjoyable, spending time looking at new equipment, assistive software and support strategies. You are able to try a wide variety of new technologies, aimed at enhancing your ability to engage with your course and maximising your potential.

Your assessment is in no way a test, but a fantastic opportunity to work with an experienced assessor in designing an individual support strategy. Your assessor will explore your current learning styles and needs, in relation to your course requirements, to produce forward thinking support recommendations.
These recommendations may include:

  • Software
  • Equipment
  • Assistive IT
  • Mentoring/Coaching
  • Tuition & Training
  • Transport strategies
  • General costs, including printing and internet

Your assessment should take around two hours and, once you are happy with the recommendations identified, your assessor will compile a report for you, within 10 working days. The report will outline the recommended support and detail costs from different approved suppliers, so that your Funding Body can put your support in place as quickly as possible.

Once your report has been agreed with you and sent to your Funding Body, if you still require our help then Aim Assessments will continue to support you in the process of receiving your equipment. If you have not heard back from your Funding Body, or there are any complications with your recommendations, then just get back in touch with our team, who will be happy to help.

Your Booking

  • To book your assessment please call our administrative team on 0113 357 0495 or email as soon as you have received a letter of eligibility from your Funding Body
  • Appointments are available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, but flexible appointment times can be arranged if necessary
  • Assessments are delivered from our state of the art Assessment Centres, in the city centres of Leeds, York, Bradford and Barnsley
  • We will ask you to complete a "Pre-Assessment Form" which looks at how your disability impacts on your studies, and any current strategies you may be using, to ensure we can provide the best possible service during your assessment.
  • If you would like any help with directions to your assessment, we can offer a personalised travel plan to suit you.
  • If you have any questions between booking your appointment and the assessment itself, please don't hesitate to contact the Aim Assessments team.

Telephone: 0113 3570495

Text: 07825 561 802


Centre Manager: Matthew Timmis

Leeds Address: Aim Assessments
The Tannery
91 Kirkstall Road

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Bradford Address: Aim Assessments
City Hub,
9-11 Peckover Street,

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Barnsley Address: Aim Assessments
Digital Media Centre,
County Way
S70 2JW

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

York Address: Aim Assessments
Innovation Centre,
Innovation Way,
YO10 5DG

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Form Downloads

  Aim Assessments Pre Assessment Form  
  Aim Assessments Step by Step Guide  
  Aim Assessments Feedback Form  

Accessing the Centre

We have free parking on site.

A short walk from the train station.

On major bus routes.

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Registered Address: The Tannery, 91 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1HS


Telephone: 0113 357 0495


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