London 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.

"Felt very comfortable and reassured by the assessor.  He was happy to go through everything with me, gave me advice, gave me opportunities to take a break and ask questions. My assessor was very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you." - Kieran

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

"Absolutely fantastic assessment, my assessor was really welcoming and so so helpful - honestly couldn't recommend more." - Charlotte

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, 5-11 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DX

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By Train & Tube

Nearby train and tube stations include Old Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street. These stations are all within 1 ⁄ 2 mile of our London DSA Assessment Centre and walking directions to continue your journey are below.

Walking directions from Moorgate Station

Exit this station using exit 2 (Moorgate west side and Finsbury Square). Turn left onto Moorgate following the signs for Finsbury Square.

After several minutes of walking you should see on your left Ropemaker Street. Continue walking and you will pass Finsbury Square Gardens (on your right).  Continue walking past the Finsbury Square Gardens and carry on walking until you see Worship Street, (on your right).

Walking directions from Old Street Station

Exit this station using Exit 3. Follow the signs to Moorgate and City Road South (West Side). Walk straight down this road and after a few minutes you should pass Leonards St which should be on your left.

Continue walking and after several minutes you should pass Epworth Street which again you should find on your left. Continue walking past Epworth Street and after a few minutes you should see Worship Street on your left. Our centre is about 100m down the road on the left.

Walking directions from Liverpool Street Station

Walk towards Sun St Passage. Turn right onto Sun St Passage and then take your first left and head towards Earl Street. Continue walking to the end of Earl Street and take a right onto Wilson Street.

Continue walking past Christopher Street and Dysart Street, (which should be on your right) carry on walking until you come to Worship Street, take a left onto Worship Street and you should find us situated about 75m along the road on your right.

By Bus

Southbound: 21, 43, 76, 141, 214 and 271 stop at Epworth Street. Get off the bus and continue walking down the road (in the direction the bus was travelling) and Worship Street will be on the left.

Northbound: 21, 43, 76, 141, 214 and 271 stop at Finsbury Square. Cross over the main road and walk up the road (in the direction the bus was travelling) and Worship Street is on the right.

By Car

We recommend that you use online route planning, such as Google Maps, using our postcode: EC2A 2DX

There is pay as you go street parking on Worship Street. There is also an NCP car park at Finsbury Square.

Blue Badge parking is available directly outside the entrance to 25 Worship Street. If you have a Blue Badge and require parking, please let us know and we can give you further details.

On Arrival

Our London DSA Assessment Centre is located on the lower ground floor of the building at 25 Worship Street.

Please sign in at reception and tell them that you’re there for a DSA Needs Assessment with AbilityNet.

Press -1 in the lifts and when you exit the lift press any of the buzzers to be met by a member of the team.

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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