Association of NMH Providers

We are a member of the Association of Non-Medical Help Providers which promotes best practice, quality and improvement across the sector. As a member we adhere to the nationally recognised Non-Medical Help Charter which helps facilitate the provision of high quality academic study support, appropriate to the needs of disabled students and which represents value for money.


We are a DSA-QAG accredited provider.

In order to ensure that students receive a high quality service in the Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) process, the Department for Education (DfE) recommend that funding bodies, use only providers who are registered with the Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG).

To become a registered member of DSA-QAG we meet quality criteria as specified by DSA-QAG.


We are a member of the British Assistive Technology Association who aim to educate and inform widely on the benefits of Assistive Technology.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer. The Disability Confident scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives.

apprentice learning support

Working with an External Specialist Provider for Apprentice Learning Support

Under the Equality Act 2010 it is a legal duty for all training providers and employers to offer additional support as needed to their apprentice learners with LDDs, and funding is available to cover these costs. The strong push towards inclusivity for apprentice...

Mental Health Awareness Week

It's Mental Health Awareness Week this week, and the theme is 'Kindness'. How will you be kind this week? People who are kind and compassionate see clear benefits to their wellbeing and happiness. They may even live longer. Kindness can also help reduce stress and...

We want to hear from you!

We’d like to hear from you with regard to any 'Good News Stories'. If you are able to (anonymously) share any positive stories of remote support during this time, please send details to the    Have you or your students...
Remote Student and Learning Support

Amano Continue to Provide Essential Learning Support During the Covid-19 Crisis

None of us are untouched by the current Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges it presents.  Globally it is impacting everyone on one level or another and in these uncertain times we would like to take the opportunity to reassure our students, education...

CPD Revolution – Online

Throughout April and May Learning Labs are running an online CPD programme for needs assessors, all about how to best support your own mental health whilst remote working, plus specialist advice on demonstrating Assistive Technology to students during a remote...

University Mental Health Day 5.3.20

As part of our ‘All of Us’ campaign last year which aimed to raise awareness of student mental health, we adopted Student Minds as our charity of the year. Our support for them continues this year and for University Mental Health Day 2020 which falls on the 5th March,...

CPD Revolution

This April, Amano director, Graham Coiley will be a guest speaker at the Learning Labs CPD Revolution event in Plymouth. This free event will provide CPD training on specialist assistive technology for DSA professionals and consists of five workshops, plus a new AT...

Should I disclose my disability or learning difficulty when I apply for an apprenticeship?

Know the benefits of disclosing your learning difficulty or disability  When you live with a learning difficulty or disability (LDD), including a mental health condition, it can feel like a daunting task to tell people about it. Many people fear being treated...

Mental Health Support for Postgrads

March 5th 2020 is this year's University Mental Health Day. Ahead of the event, we will again be sharing information and content around the subject of student mental health. Today, we share with you The Wellbeing Thesis, an online resource especially for postgraduate...
Apprentice receiving learning support

Are your apprentices getting the very best learning support they need?

10 reasons to work with a Learning Support Specialist. The statistics around the likelihood of apprentice learners with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDDs) to disclose their condition makes for rather grim reading.  Just 10.4% of apprentices declare...