About Us

Amano is a DSA-QAG accredited Disabled Students Allowance Non-Medical Help Provider based in Tavistock, 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 Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

We regularly support students receiving the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) at:

  • Plymouth University
  • University of St Mark & St John
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Falmouth University
  • Truro and Penwith College
  • Cornwall Colleges
  • City College Plymouth
  • South Devon College
  • Exeter University
  • Bridgwater and Somerset College
  • Weymouth College
  • Bournemouth University
  • Arts University Bournemouth 

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 Learning 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.

Our Approach

We believe in:

  • Student focussed allocations
  • Hassle-free arrangements
  • Student choice and empowerment
  • Flexibility in delivery
  • Adaptable support for changing needs

We are continually adapting to the changing world of DSA and NMH services. Through a combination in-house developed technology like the Amano App, and also the introduction of new quality measures, via facilitiies such as our online consultant e-learning resource we make sure that we continue to meet expectations.

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. 

Supporting the UK's leading Student Mental Health charity

We have chosen Student Minds as our Chairty of the Year 2019:

“Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. We empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.”

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


Member of the CPD Certification Service