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COVID-19 Update

We want to support you to access your DSA now. When you contact us we will discuss the best way for you to undertake your assessment interview. We offer assessments by Zoom, interactive online (great for trialling assistive software), telephone conversation and different text methods. If you decide to use an online method, we will email your online appointment link, ready to click on the day of your appointment, to meet your assessor.

Our excellent, experienced and helpful team will support you now and going forwards.

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Welcome to Chace

A Service for the Disabled Students’ Allowances

  • Cheltenham Assessment Centre (Administration for England)
  • A1 Access Bath
  • A1 Access Bristol
  • A1 Access Gloucester
  • A1 Access Plymouth
  • A1 Access Worcester
South Wales:
  • Newport Assessment Centre
  • A1 Access Cardiff
  • A1 Access Treforest

Chace’s teams of qualified and experienced assessors from various professional backgrounds complement our comprehensive Assessment Service.

Our fully equipped Centres with assistive technology and ergonomic equipment make Chace an excellent choice for a Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) Assessment. Whether you are living or studying in the region you can choose the most convenient location and time of your DSA Assessment Interview.

Before you book your interview with us you will need to be in receipt of confirmation from your Funding Body to go ahead with your DSA Assessment Interview. Our fee covers you for the duration of your course including further recommendations or additional disabilities. For further guidance please see DSA Assessment Process.

Waiting time for appointments and report timescales.
DSA assessment appointments can be available within 2-3 working days and no more than 10 working days for all Centres.

Needs Assessment Reports will be sent to your Funding Body within 10 working days.

Assistive Technology Training
Chace also provides one to one Assistive Technology Training for any student in receipt of the DSA and a recommendation of AT Training.

DSA - QAG - Disabled Students Allowances - Quality Assurance

DSA - QAG - Disabled Students Allowances - Quality Assurance