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Guidance for Assessment Centres

Student Finance England

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Publication date: 10 June 2020

Non Medical Helper (NMH) supplier list

Needs Assessors can use this list to view and obtain supplier contact details in order to provide NMH quotations.


To update contact details or request information about availability, email


The list is managed and owned by the Department of Education (DfE). Any requests for additional roles to be agreed or requests to be added should be directed to


*Please note at the moment there is a temporary restriction on new providers being added to the list. DfE will release more information when that changes.


Download the list of NMH Suppliers (Microsoft Excel Worksheet)


Needs Assessment Report (NAR) Template

You can now download the standard NAR template and guidance document. This template must be used for all reports submitted to Student Finance England.


Download the NAR Template April 2019 (Microsoft Word Document)

Download the NAR Template Guidance Document (Microsoft Word Document)


Computer Specification Matrix

You can also download the Computer Specification Matrix document and Guidance for Assessors to determine the specification on a student’s existing computer.


Download the SLC DSA Computer Specification Matrix – November 2019 (PDF)

Download the SLC Guidance for Assessment Centres (Microsoft Word Document)