Hull 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 Hull DSA Assessment Centre"The assessment process felt quite relaxed. The assessor was very friendly and explained things in a way that I could understand i.e did not use jargon. He went through everything he had written in the report and made sure that I was happy with it all. I would definitely use AbilityNet again." - Lucy

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

"Adam [the assessor] was friendly, efficient and demonstrated a good understanding of my needs." - Zoe

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

FigFlex, Cherry Tree Court,36 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8NH

By Bus

The office is a 3 minute walk from the Hull Interchange where a range of services stop. Walk along Ferensway to the office.

By Train

The office is a 3 minute walk from the train station straight down Ferensway.

By Car

There is no on-site parking available. The nearest parking is the St Stephens Square Car Park, this is a 2-minute walk from the office. Access to the office is from the front entrance on Ferensway.

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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