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Updated May 23rd 2015

Providers of NMH support to the East & West Midlands including: Birmingham, Nottinghamshire,Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Contact details:-

Mandy Bant – Head of Cosmic People

Email:- mandy@cosmic.co.uk or rachel@cosmic.co.uk

Tel:- 01283 716300 or 01283 716333

Web:- www.cosmic-people.co.uk

Support Roles and Charge Rates - Higher Educational Specialist Support Staff - 2014 - 2015

BAND 1 - Activity Title Activities Price/hour - Ex VAT Price/hour - Inc VAT
Practical Support Assistant To include practical and mobility assistance around the university campus. £18.00 £21.60
Library Support Assistant To aid students search library catalogues, locate materials, collect materials, photocopying etc. £18.00 £21.60
Reader To read aloud for a student whose disability makes reading or other forms of assessing text impossible. £18.00 £21.60
Scribe To write down in an accurate format, content a student dictates. £18.00 £21.60
Workshop/Laboratory Assistant To support a student in gaining access to the practical aspects of their course requirements. £18.00 £21.60
Sighted Guide Providing day to day support as a guide for visually impaired students. £18.00 £21.60
Proof Reader To read through the students’ work and point out the types of errors made in grammar/spelling/structure, suggesting ways for rectifying these in the future. £18.00 £21.60
BAND 2 - Activity Title Activities Price/hour - Ex VAT Price/hour - Inc VAT
Study Assistant A flexible role, recommended to enable strategies complemented by some practical assistance. £20.00 £24.00
Examination Support Worker Supporting a disabled student to gain access to the examination and fulfil its requirements to cover a reader, scribe and exam prompter. £20.00 £24.00
Manual Notetaker To produce an accurate and legible handwritten record of the content of lectures, seminars, discussions, off-campus events etc. All manual notetakers will be trained by an OCN Qualified Notetaker Tutor Trainer and will have completed an undergraduate degree. £21.60 £25.92
BAND 3 - Activity Title Activities Price/hour - Ex VAT Price/hour - Inc VAT
Communication Support Worker To Translate British Sign Language into voice and vice versa, working flexibly with a student in workshops and seminars, to include the provision of one to one support. £35.00 £42.00
Electronic Notetaker To make a comprehensive (non- verbatim) live typed record of the content of lectures, seminars and discussions. All electronic notetakers will be trained by an OCN Qualified Notetaker Tutor Trainer and be able to touch type at a minimum of 60wpm. £35.00 £42.00
Specialist Transcription Service To transcribe lecture notes, seminar notes, oral dictation or audio files into an alternative format accessible to the student. £35.00 £42.00
BAND 4 - Activity Title Activities Price/hour - Ex VAT Price/hour - Inc VAT
Specialist Mentors Specialist mentors provide highly specialist, specifically tailored, one to one support to assist students in addressing the barriers to learning created by a particular impairment. £60.00 £72.00
Specialist One to One Study Skills Support This support is aimed to develop students’ skills for autonomy in the learning environment. All tutors are degree-educated with a teaching qualification and an SpLD qualification when working with students with specific learning difficulties. £60.00 £72.00
British Sign Language Interpreter Trained and experienced interpreters with a recognised qualification in BSL/English interpreting to provide support for students who are deaf and/or their preferred language is BSL. £65.00 £78.00
Language Support Tutor for Deaf Students To provide one to one specialist English enhancement to deaf students. £60.00 £72.00

Activity Titles & Charge Rates 2014 - 15


Support Worker Charge Rates and Funding Body Info