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Diagnostic Assessments

Why have an assessment?

If someone is experiencing significant difficulties in their study or in day-to-day life and would like to either find out more, or needs further support then a Diagnostic Assessment can really help.

Other common reasons for a Diagnostic Assessment are:

  • To apply for funded support at university known as Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).
  • To use as evidence for Exam Access Arrangements whilst studying at college, university or for professional qualifications.
  • To apply for Exam Access Arrangements at school: If your child is in Year 9 or above and you wish the assessment that you are booking with the BDA to be used as part of an application for Exam Access Arrangements, usually GCSEs or A Levels, e.g. extra time in exams, a reader or a scribe, etc. then it will be necessary for either you or the BDA on your behalf (with your written permission) to contact your child’s school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) prior to the assessment as this is now a JCQ requirement.
  • To provide more information for employers so that they can make Reasonable Adjustments for an employee with specific difficulties.

Start an application

Step 1 - Download and complete a booking pack

Child (Under 16) Booking Pack

Adult (16+) Booking Pack

Employer Booking Pack

Step 2 - Send your booking pack to us

Completed booking packs should be sent to:

We'll be in touch to confirm payment once the booking has been arranged.


Specialist Teacher - £540.00
Psychologist - £720.00