New Service Offering

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New Service Offering

As we move towards the start of the new DSA Framework in February 2024, we would firstly like to reassure you that we are still very much active in providing ATSP services to our existing students and those students who are funded outside of the SLC framework. It is also very much business as usual in NI for students who are in receipt of the DSA from SFNI

Additionally, we are excited to announce our new in-house Non-DSA Needs Assessment service will allows us to provide a true one-stop-shop solution for your Non-DSA apprenticeship, international and Research Council funded students who require needs assessments, assistive technology hardware/software, assistive technology training, ergonomic or technical assessments and/or Non-Medical help support.

This exciting new development is headed up by Jonathan Spicer who brings 24 years of experience managing the Needs Assessment provision at The University of Manchester Assessment Centre (formally Access SUMMIT) and supporting HE students with disabilities.

Jonathan, who was an NNAC accredited Assessor, played an integral role in the development of UMAC where the service experienced a steady growth from 150 student assessments taking place in 2000, to a multi-site operation across the Northwest of England accommodating 1500 students per annum at it’s peak.
An image of Jonathan Spicer

Many of you may have met Jonathan at our Spring Workshops where he attended as a delegate over the years and we are delighted to welcome him to Barry Bennett Ltd as our Needs Assessment Service Manager, overseeing the service and ensuring we provide the highest levels of customer care to institutions and your students.

If you would like further information on our Non-DSA Needs Assessment provision, or any of the end-to-end services we offer your students, please complete our simple form: