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What makes an effective assessment at post 16 for DSA? (SASC Approved)





Course Description

This SASC approved course will outline the main points regarding Disabled Students Allowance, including who it is suitable for and the types of support it can fund. Assessors will have the opportunity to explore additional relevant background information suitable for DSA reports, the types of test that should be carried out and suitable recommendations for university students. The course will also provide an overview of which particular tests are suitable for university-age and mature students, as well as how to report qualitative information for those over the ceiling age of tests.

Course Outcomes:

  • An overview of Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
  • Background evidence that may be particularly appropriate for DSA reports
  • Areas that must be assessed when writing a report suitable for DSA
  • Choice of suitable tests
  • Adjustments for mature students over the age of 25
  • How to report qualitative test information
  • Appropriate recommendations for university students
  • Evaluation of own learning

On successful completion, this course will provide 2.5 hours of authorised CPD (Continued Professional Development)

Entry requirements

These courses are only suitable for those with the following qualifications:

  • A Level 7 assessment qualification (or equivalent)
  • An Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) and/or AMBDA

Should you require further information or guidance on the above, please email:

Important Notice

In order to achieve successful completion of this course, you will need to have submitted your completed evaluation within 28 days of this course appearing on your eLearning account (noting equally, that this module will automatically expire 28 days from the date that this module has been released).

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