About Us

Amano is an accredited Disabled Students Allowance Non-Medical Help Provider based in Devon. We deliver One-To-One Learning Support, Specialist Mentors, Assistive Technology Training, and other specialist support to students receiving the Disabled Students Allowance who are studying in higher education across the South West region.

Established in 2011 the Amano team has a great depth of experience in supporting disabled students towards achieving their academic aspirations. The Amano team are highly trained in all aspects of disability support and take an innovative approach to the way we work. We have developed the Amano App – an entirely digital way of working for our support consultants – a first in the sector!

We regular support students receiving the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) at Plymouth University, Plymouth College of Art, Falmouth University, Truro and Penwith College, Cornwall College, City College Plymouth, South Devon College, and Exeter University.

We also provide learning support services directly to Universities and Colleges for students who are not in receipt of DSA and who are receiving assistance from their institution’s own Disability Services.

Our Support Consultants are thoroughly screened for their suitability to work in learning support. Professionally qualified and trained, our consultants are experienced in helping students with disabilities in higher education fulfil their academic potential.

We understand that putting good quality student support in place is a team effort.  By working closely with local HEI’s, disability teams and assessors and by always putting the student’s needs first, our joined- up approach ensures that all our stakeholders needs are met.

Members of the Association of Non-Medical-Help Providers

Accredited by the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group

A member of the Disability Confident Scheme

Members of the British Assistive Technology Association