Higher Education

Ensuring students get the support they deserve

Helping you make sure the world is their oyster

Our services are available to schools & Local Authorities only, we are unable to accept private referrals from families directly.

For students enrolled in Higher Education, this is a crucial chapter. Their University experience and achievements will directly influence the direction of their career as they embark on adult life.

But for some students, physical or mental disabilities may hamper their access to Higher Education, their opportunity to maximise the benefits of education, and their ability to perform their best in terms of attendance, coursework and examinations.

These students have access to a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), allocated by Student Finance England, with eligibility determined by a specialist physical and/or Psychological Assessment and report.

At Psychology Direct we have an extensive network of Psychologists including specialists in Mental Health assessments, Educational assessments for learning difficulties such as dyslexia as well as autistic spectrum disorders.

We can provide qualified Psychologists in the specialism needed to assess students’ eligibility for DSA.

But we can do even more.

Our detailed report will contain recommendations on resources and educational support, and valuable advice for the University, teaching and examination staff in how to ensure the student has the best possible chance to perform well and succeed.

Neither you nor the students will want any delay in securing the DSA if eligible or any additional support, so we’ll turn assessments and reports around quickly.

Should students require further ongoing support or assessment from a Psychologist or EP, we can be on hand to provide that too.

We have a professional, empathetic, helpful Client Management team who will offer your students all the support they need, alongside handling all administration.

Our assessment services include:
  • Mental health assessment
  • Psychological assessment of social, emotional issues
  • Educational Psychology consultations, training and ongoing support
  • Specialist assessment of learning difficulties such as dyslexia
  • Specialist assessment of autism spectrum disorders

Let us help you ensure students facing difficulties get the support they deserve. Contact us for DSA assessments now.

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  • Wide network of qualified Psychologists available with experience in all specialisms across Psychology and Educational Psychology
  • All Psychologists are HCPC registered, have the enhanced DBS certificate and are on the DBS update service
  • Competitive rates
  • High-quality reports and recommendations produced quickly
  • Further ongoing expert Psychological support available as required
  • Client team dedicated to an empathetic, friendly, efficient and professional service
  • All administration handled by us
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Contact us using form below, or call us on 01306 879 975 to find out how we can help.

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Your questions answered

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist self-referred, private individuals but if you visit the following websites you can find directories of independent psychologists across the UK:

Yes, absolutely. All our Educational Psychologists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, have been through enhanced DBS checks, have experience in schools and LAs, undertake CPD and have professional indemnity insurance.

At Psychology Direct we have the largest UK-wide network of qualified Psychologists, so we are well placed to quickly secure and provide an EP, despite the challenges presented by the national shortage.

As soon as our Client Management team receive your enquiry, we’ll get on the case and supply CVs and quotes to you within 24 hours. Depending upon EP availability, normally we can arrange an appointment within two to three weeks, but often sooner.

Quality is paramount in everything that we do and the quality of reports is overseen by our Client Managers.

Not only will we ensure reports are delivered to the timescales needed, but all reports will be 100% proofread and quality checked. We’ll ensure all questions are answered, the report fulfils the purpose needed and that recommendations are comprehensive and offer practical, useful and clear guidance to parents, families and all education professionals involved in the case.

All our EPs are registered with The Health & Care Professions Council and therefore your Local Authority should have no reason to refuse our EPs’ reports as part of their EHC needs assessment.  However, we would encourage you to have that conversation with them in advance.