NNAC response to BIS Call for Evidence

NNAC endorse NADP's comprehensive paper and thank them for commissioning this important research. NNAC are pleased to add the network's support to this paper.

A key point in the discussion that concerns managers and DSA assessors is the potential for withdrawal of funding for a computer as part of a support package that may be recommended for a disabled student. Continue reading...

Dates for your diary

Regional meetings

week commencing...

  • 12 May 2014

Executive Committee

  • Thursday 22 May 2014
  • Wednesday 18 June 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014

  • Thursday 19 June 2014

The National Network of Assessment Centres

About the NNAC

New Executive Committee 2013-14

We currently represent the majority (approximately 70%) of DSA Assessment Centres in England and all centres in Wales. Our 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.

Based on our collective knowledge, we have a comprehensive understanding of the DSA process. We use this experience to contribute to sector consultation regarding good practice in the assessment and support of people with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.

Membership is open to all centres providing Disabled Students' Allowances assessments that are accredited by DSA QAG and thus operate in compliance with the criteria in the Quality Assurance Framework.

See full details of benefits of membership.

If you are interesting in applying, or discussing your application, please contact us.

We look forward to you joining us!

Current activity

  • Consultation with members regarding changes to and evolution of the DSA.
  • Assessing the implications and impact of any change, both in relation to disabled students and member services.
  • Communicating any change management issues appropriately.
  • Working with stakeholder colleagues in the identification of standards in assessment.
  • Ongoing representation on stakeholder groups (see below).
  • Pilot of assessor Competency Framework.
  • Partnership working with stakeholder groups including National Association of Disability Practitioners.

Representation on stakeholder groups

  • Disabled Students' Allowance Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG)
  • NHS Disabled Students' Allowance Stakeholder Interest Group (NHS DSA SIG)
  • Disabled Students' Allowance Stakeholder Group (DSSG)
  • DSSG Assistive Technology Group
  • Continuing Improvement Discussion Group (CIDG)

Any queries? Email <admin@nnac.org>