Coventry DSA Assessment Centre

Please note: In response to Covid-19, Student Finance England has announced that it is possible for students to access their DSA Needs Assessment remotely. AbilityNet has run video-based online assessments in workplace and education settings for some time and can provide a full service online. Please mention your preference - online or in person - when you book your DSA Needs Assessment.

AbilityNet Coventry DSA Assessment Centre"I felt comfortable and well informed throughout the assessment and Abbie [the assessor] was very supportive and sympathetic. I feel like the service given was excellent and thorough." - Daisy

Book your DSA Needs Assessment with AbilityNet

What happens during a Needs Assessment?

Some people will be concerned that an assessment is a test of some kind - relax and rest assured it's more like a friendly chat. You've already been approved for funding and the assessor is there as an independent expert - there to advise you and make recommendations that will help you to succeed.

Our assessor will use their skills and knowledge to explain the equipment and other resources available to help you and you may even be given the chance to test out some of the equipment. If you'd like to know more about what to expect read our blog about what happens during a Needs Assessment.  

Why choose AbilityNet?

About Us

AbilityNet is a charity that provides specialist services to older people and disabled people of all ages to help them achieve their goals at home, at work, in education and online.

If you're looking for information about the quality of service we offer, and why you should choose to have your Needs Assessment with AbilityNet, please visit our 'Why Choose Our DSA Centres' webpage.

Student Testimonials

"I found it [the assessment] very helpful with useful techniques I could use in my studies." - Jordan B.

Do you want to know what other students say about the support they've received from AbilityNet?

Read comments from students that have had a Needs Assessment with AbilityNet

Contact Us

Phone: 01926 562 671


Use the form on our website to book your DSA Needs Assessment


Our Location

AbilityNet DSA Centre, Unit 15, Ensign Business Centre, Westwood Way Business Park, Coventry, CV4 8JA

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By Bus

If travelling from Coventry City Centre, Bus 19 will take you directly to Westwood Way Business Park.

Other bus routes that have stops a short walk away from our Centre are: 11, 11X, 12, 360A, 360C, U17, W1C, X16

By Train

If travelling by train we would recommend terminating your rail journey at Coventry Mainline Station and continuing your journey by bus.

To continue your journey on bus routes 12 or 87, make your way to the bus stop at Warwick Road Bridge over the rail line (next to The Rocket Pub - 2 minute walk). The bus will take you to the Varsity Pub next to Warwick University, and from here it is a 10 minute walk to Westwood Way Business Park.

To continue your journey on bus route 19W, make your way to the bus stop opposite Ikea (a 10 minute walk). The bus will take you directly to Westwood Way Business Park, with a journey time of approximately 20 minutes.

If you intend to continue your journey on foot or are using a bicycle we would recommend getting off at Tile Hill Station (2 stops from Coventry Mainline Station).

By Car

We recommend that you use online route planning, such as Google Maps, using our postcode: CV4 8JA

There is limited on-road parking on Westwood Way. At the side of the building, under the AbilityNet wall sign parking bay 32 can be used by our visitors.

Blue Badge parking is available (subject to availability). If you have a Blue Badge and require parking, please let us know before your assessment, and we will reserve a space near to the entrance.

Our Fee

You will not be personally charged for this assessment. Our fee is paid for by your funding body and the fee charged by this centre for a Needs Assessment is £598.80 (£499.00 + VAT).

Our fee is inclusive of all work required for the duration of your study. If you take a break from studying, start a new course or provide medical evidence to your funding body of an additional disability you may be entitled to a Needs Assessment Review.

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