Non-Medical Help (NMH) – DfE qualification and professional body membership requirements to deliver DSA’s fundable NMH roles

Version 2 Revised August 2019

Band 

     Title  

1

Sighted Guide 

1

Practical support assistant

1

Library support assistant

1

Reader

1

Scribe

1

Workshop / laboratory assistant

1

Proof-reader / text checker

 

 

2

Note taker

2

Study assistant

2

Examination Support Worker

 

 

3

Communication Support Worker (CSW)

3

Communication Support Worker working with British Sign Language user  (CSW-BSL)

3

Lip speaker 

3

Specialist Notetaker for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students – Includes Electronic Note Taking 

3

Specialist Notetaker for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students – Speech to Text Reporter (STTR)

3

Specialist Notetaker for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students – Respeaking

3

Specialist Notetaker for Visually Impaired (VI) students – including Braille 

3

Specialist Transcription Service

3

Mobility Trainer 

 

 

4

Specialist Mentor – Mental Health Difficulties (MH) 

4

Specialist Mentor – Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) 

4

Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support – Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) 

4

Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support – Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) 

4

British Sign Language interpreter (BSL) – includes Interpreter for deaf or deafblind students. (See Appendix 1 at the end of the matrix)

4

Assistive Technology Trainers (AST)

4

Specialist Support Professional for Students with Sensory Impairment – Deaf students (HI)

4

Specialist Support Professional for Students with Sensory Impairment – Vision impairment (VI)

4

Specialist Support Professional for Students with Sensory Impairment –  Multi-sensory Impairment (MSI)