Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) is an addition support provided to Higher Education Students via regional Student Finance providers.  The amount of support received is based on an individuals needs.  For information on your local needs assessor visit: https://www.dsa-qag.org.uk/students/find-assessment-centre




Totum Education are a provider of Band 3 and 4 Non Medical Help via the DSA.  Supporting Higher Education students with Autism, Mental Health Disorders and Hearing NeedsTotum Education are a quality assured provider of NMH accredited by the DSA-QAG to deliver 1:1 Specialist Mentoring, 1:1 Study Skills Support and Note Taking.

"Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for everything you've done to support me over the last two years.  I got my Dissertation result back yesterday and am still in shock, I got 95/100!!


Thank you again, I honestly wouldn't have managed to achieve what I have without your support!"  (CS, 2019)

Non Medical Help

Support Description


Specialist One-to-One Study Skills Support

This support is provided on a one-to-one basis with the aim to develop academic skills in areas including organisation, research and exam preparation. Our study skills mentors can provide support in literacy including spelling, grammar and punctuation.  Our support is not subject specific tutoring but mentors can work with course material to help students focus their study.  Our work is enable student to manage their work load whilst promoting independent learning.

Specialist Mentor

Specialist Mentors work with students on a one-to-one supporting in reducing individuals specific barriers to learning.  Our mentors work with  students with Mental health and Autism conditions and are all very experienced within their fields.  Our mentors work with students to help them reduce anxieties and stress, manage time and concentration as well as other potential barriers.   A mentors role is focussed on promoting independent learning and empowering the individual.

Totum Education LTD, 63 Alexandra Corniche, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5RW

Company No: 09504763

VAT No: 5678976578