University of Derby Assessment Centre (UDAC) - Derby Centre

At the University of Derby Assessment Centre (UDAC) Derby Centre we carry out study needs assessments for UK students eligible for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) aiming to study at here or any other university.

You may be entitled to apply for DSA if you have:

Needs assessments take place at our Derby and Buxton campuses. We also have partnerships with other universities where assessments are carried out and issued through UDAC. If this is impractical Assessments may be conducted at alternative locations to meet the needs of the student. UDAC is registered and certified with Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG) and is a member of the National Network of Assessment Centres (NNAC).

Students' Allowance

DSA is funding that can help with equipment, assistive software, support workers and travel. Students must be able to provide formal evidence of their disability, to obtain permission to assess. UDAC will charge students a single assessment fee, which will cover all work required for the duration of course study. For help with applying for DSA, please contact the Disability Officer at your university.


We're currently able to offer assessments to students who have received formal approval to assess from Student Finance England, within 15 working days of contact with UDAC.

Please complete the UDAC - Pre-Assessment Form and Sensitive Data Processing Form, and return these by email to along with your eligibility letter and medical evidence.

Derby Campus

Student Wellbeing
Student Wellbeing Centre, T Block
University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Friday: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Assessment appointments available

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 7.00pm (final assessment starts at 5pm)

Needs Assessment Reports will be sent to the relevant funding body within 10-15 working days. This is in line with the expectations of the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group.

The cost of the assessment will be £625, however, you do not need to pay this amount as the cost is met by your funding body.

Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance logo and National Network of Assessment Centres logo

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