DSA assessment Q&A

Date posted: 25th June 2020

Students who have a vision impairment and want to find out more on the DSA assessment process are invited to join a live webinar on Wednesday 15th July (11am-12pm).

Thomas Pocklington Trust is hosting the live Q&A in partnership with the National Network of Assessment Centres (NNAC).

Tara Chattaway, Student Support Manager at Thomas Pocklington Trust, said: “The session is aimed at students who are due to start Higher Education in the Autumn and who have applied, or are about to apply, for DSA.

“The NNAC will demystify the process and talk you through everything you need to know. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions.”

The webinar will cover:

• What an assessment is for
• What equipment and non-medical help support you may be entitled to
• What preparation you need to do for the assessment
• What the assessment process will look like during COVID-19
• What will happen next

Click here to book your place today*

Once your place is booked you will be sent joining instructions for the session. Registrations will close at 10am on 15 July.

*If you select that you would like to join our mailing list on the online registration form, you agree to your data being retained and used to send you information of interest to you. We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We may share your information with third parties such as MailChimp or SurveyMonkey in order to send you communications or to canvass your opinion. You can opt out of these communications at any time by emailing communications@pocklington-trust.org.uk. 


For further information or images please contact: Penny Wilkinson, Thomas Pocklington Trust, penny.wilkinson@pocklington-trust.org.uk 07974 578 637.

Editors’ Notes

About Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to enabling and empowering blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. We are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of their needs and aspirations, to working with partners and to developing and implementing services which meet these needs to increase independence and improve lives. These include:

  • Acting as an advocate and positive change agent for blind and partially sighted people.
  • Creating opportunities for blind and partially sighted people seeking employment.
  • Enabling opportunities and supporting blind and partially sighted people whilst in and entering education.
  • Facilitating the voice and encouraging self-determination of blind and partially sighted people.
  • Being an effective partner and grant funder based on our knowledge of the sector.

About the National Network of Assessment Centres

The NNAC currently represents the majority (approximately 70%) of DSA Assessment Centres in England and all centres in Wales. Its membership consists of a broad range of DSA assessment providers including those based in higher education institutions, private businesses and the Open University DSA service.


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