DSA Roles & Rates

Below is a table detailing all of the services we currently offer, and the associated hourly rates. Should you require a service or any additional information, please call 01752 358641 or email support@firstclass-support.co.uk.

All rates accurately reflect services from the date of publication: October 2019

Standard Rate
(in -person)
Distance Learning Only
(in-person, in-home)
Remote Delivery
(e.g. Video call – Facetime, Skype or similar)
Role Net VAT Total Net VAT Total Net VAT Total
Band 1 Support Assistants
Sighted Guide £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80
Practical support assistant £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80
Library support assistant £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80
Reader £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80
Scribe £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80
Workshop / laboratory assistant £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80
Proof-reader / text checker £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80 £19.00 £3.80 £22.80
Band 2 Enhanced Support Assistants
Note taker £20.00 £4.00 £24.00 £20.00 £4.00 £24.00 £20.00 £4.00 £24.00
Study assistant £20.00 £4.00 £24.00 £20.00 £4.00 £24.00 £20.00 £4.00 £24.00
Examination Support Worker £20.00 £4.00 £24.00 £20.00 £4.00 £24.00 £20.00 £4.00 £24.00
Band 3 Specialist Enabling Support
Communication Support Worker (CSW) £38.00 £7.60 £45.60 £38.00 £7.60 £45.60 £38.00 £7.60 £45.60
Communication Support Worker working with British Sign Language user  (CSW-BSL) £38.00 £7.60 £45.60 £38.00 £7.60 £45.60 £38.00 £7.60 £45.60
Specialist Notetaker for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students – Includes Electronic Note Taking £33.00 £6.60 £39.60 £33.00 £6.60 £39.60 £33.00 £6.60 £39.60
Specialist Notetaker for Visually Impaired (VI) students – including Braille £33.00 £6.60 £39.60 £33.00 £6.60 £39.60 £33.00 £6.60 £39.60
Mobility Trainer £38.00 £7.60 £45.60 £38.00 £7.60 £45.60 £38.00 £7.60 £45.60
Band 4 Specialist Access and Learning Facilitators
Specialist Mentor – Mental Health Difficulties (MH) £49.00 £9.80 £58.80 £49.00 £9.80 £58.80 £49.00 £9.80 £58.80
Specialist Mentor – Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) £49.00 £9.80 £58.80 £49.00 £9.80 £58.80 £49.00 £9.80 £58.80
Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support –
Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
£49.95 £9.99 £59.94 £49.95 £9.99 £59.94 £49.95 £9.99 £59.94
Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support –
Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
£49.95 £9.99 £59.94 £49.95 £9.99 £59.94 £49.95 £9.99 £59.94
British Sign Language interpreter (BSL) – includes Interpreter for deaf or deafblind students. £54.95 £10.99 £65.94 £54.95 £10.99 £65.94 £54.95 £10.99 £65.94
Assistive Technology Trainers (AST) £52.00 £10.40 £62.40 £52.00 £10.40 £62.40 £52.00 £10.40 £62.40
Specialist Support Professional for Students with Sensory Impairment –
Deaf students (HI)
£52.00 £10.40 £62.40 £52.00 £10.40 £62.40 £52.00 £10.40 £62.40
Specialist Support Professional for Students with Sensory Impairment –
Vision impairment (VI)
£52.00 £10.40 £62.40 £52.00 £10.40 £62.40 £52.00 £10.40 £62.40
Specialist Support Professional for Students with Sensory Impairment –
Multi-sensory Impairment (MSI)
£52.00 £10.40 £62.40 £52.00 £10.40 £62.40 £52.00 £10.40 £62.40

* NRCPD terms and conditions apply: Minimum 3 hours, cancellation charges, mileage and uplift for evening and weekend work. (Please include recommendations on DSA Study Needs Assessment/DSA2 Letter)