Learning support

Learning support for Higher Education students

Our specialist and dedicated team can support you through your course with specialist support for learning difficulties or physical  disabilities including dyslexia, dyspraxia, visual/hearing impairment, mobility issues, ADHD, autism,  Asperger’s and serious illness.

Disabled Students’ Allowance

The DSA is a non-means tested, government funded scheme which can pay for any support that you might need to ensure you are not disadvantaged during your studies. 

We can assist students who may be eligible to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and arrange for funded support to be put in place. Students with a disability or impairment including specific learning difficulties  may be eligible. All support is recommended during a Needs Assessment when a discussion takes place about how your disability or impairment affects you on an individual basis.

How do I apply?

You can apply for the Disability Students’ Allowance before or during your course although we recommend that you do so as soon as possible as it can take some time to get everything in place. In order to apply for a DSA you will need to provide evidence of your condition. You will need to complete a DSA1 form as part of the application process which we can offer assistance.

Useful Links

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance England 


Rates for Non Medical Help Support Worker services

please download the current rates here


Contact our team:

CAVC Learning Support Team - dss@cavc.ac.uk