Assessment Centre Cardiff Metropolitan University 

Welcome to Assessment Centre Cardiff Metropolitan University. The centre was officially launched in August 2004 to carry out Study Skills and Technology Assessments (Needs Assessments) for students in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) from their Funding Body.

Assessment Process
Find out more information about the assessment process

Booking an Assessment
To book an assessment complete the online booking form, call or email us

If you haven't found the information you wanted these frequently asked questions may help

  • Our assessment centre offers professional needs assessments to ANY student in receipt of DSA.
  • Our centre is fully equipped with assistive technology (both hardware and software) and ergonomic equipment to ensure that anyone assessed here is provided with the exact support for their needs.
  • Our assessors are qualified and experienced from various professional backgrounds. They continually engage in investigating new developments in assistive hardware and software.
  • The assessors have a thorough understanding of issues in teaching and learning in higher education and use this knowledge to recommend the most effective and appropriate support package for the individual.

We are members of the National Network of Assessment Centres and are accredited by DSA Quality Assurance Group.

Appointment Times for Needs Assessments

We can offer you a wide range of appointment times for your needs assessment, from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.  Follow the menu link labelled 'Appointment Times' for a full list.  If none of these times suit you please give us a ring and we will do our best to accommodate you.  

We can currently offer an appointment within 10 working days.  

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Information for prospective Cardiff Met students

Did you know that you can claim reimbursement for travel expenses to your Needs Assessment?

Your Funding Body will reimburse your travel costs to your Needs Assessment from your DSA funding.

Although you can choose to have your Needs Assessment undertaken at any Assessment Centre, Cardiff Metropolitan University has its own Assessment Centre which ensures that Assessors are specialists in the programmes we offer and have direct contact with academic staff via the Disability Advisors.  This means that questions can be dealt with quickly and efficiently, and the Disability Advisor who is responsible for your support throughout your period of study is able to co-ordinate your support across the whole university. 

If you have difficulties accessing these pages, please contact us on 02920 416170 or email at