HE Diagnostic Support Fund

The Diagnostic Support Fund aims to provide financial support for eligible higher education students who are undertaking a full diagnostic assessment that is being conducted by Bridgwater & Taunton College.

A grant of £250 per eligible student to pay for the full diagnostic assessment when conducted by Bridgwater & Taunton College.  Once the finances available to support this fund have been exhausted there will be no further funding available.

Eligibility criteria for students

  • Must be in the first year of a Higher National, Foundation Degree or BA/BSc top up programme in 2017/18.
  • Must not have had a previous DSA diagnostic assessment with Bridgwater & Taunton College.

How to apply


You can apply for this fund once you are enrolled on an eligible programme.


You can apply for this fund by using the appropriate application form. The form is available upon request from our Learning Support Team, please contact them via learning.support@bridgwater.ac.uk.


If you have any questions relating to this fund please contact the College's Learning Support Team via learning.support@bridgwater.ac.uk.

Conditions of funding

  • Funds are paid directly to the College and not to the student.
  • The student must apply for a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and provide evidence that they have done so.
  • The funds will pay for a diagnostic conducted by Bridgwater & Taunton College or, in exceptional circumstances, on the College’s express advice by an external provider during the current academic year.
  • To benefit from the funding the student must commit to specifying Bridgwater & Taunton College as the primary choice for providing their support.
  • Failure to accept Bridgwater & Taunton College as the primary support provider and to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), following a funded diagnostic assessment, may result in Bridgwater & Taunton College invoicing the student for the full £250 to reimburse the cost of the diagnostic assessment.
  • If it is later discovered than an application is based on false or partially false circumstances the College would seek to recover any payments and the student may be subject to the College’s disciplinary policy.