We gather evidence from a range of sources to help us determine what support you may need. This includes:
If you require adjustments to how the course is assessed (such as additional time in exams), or if you require access to additional equipment or services which carry additional expense, you must provide us with written evidence from an appropriately qualified person confirming your impairment or condition. This might consist of:
- A letter from a medical professional, such as a GP or Consultant.
- A copy of a Certificate of Vision Impairment or a letter from an Audiologist.
- If you have a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia), a diagnostic report, or a letter signed by an Educational Psychologist confirming the diagnosis.
In addition to a written statement from an appropriately qualified person we also gather evidence directly from you about how your impairment or condition impacts on your learning. This evidence is gathered through questionnaire and in person.
We consider information about how your needs have been met previously and, most importantly, what your needs may be in the context of your current course. While we cannot accept a letter from your school confirming previous support as diagnostic evidence it may be useful secondary evidence in our assessment of your needs.