(Sharecast News) – Outsourcer Capita said on Thursday that it has secured a contract to supply disabled students’ allowance services.
The company has been appointed under a framework agreement by the Student Loans Company (SLC) to supply needs assessments, assistive technology and assistive technology training for students in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).
Capita has been awarded two of four geographical lots for the first three years, with the option to extend for a further two years to 2028. The total value of all four lots is around £400m over five years.
Capita will supply DSA services for students funded through Student Finance England (SFE) and Student Finance Wales (SFW) in East England, the Midlands, London, Wales, as well as SFE and SFW-funded customers studying in Northern Ireland.
Al Murray, chief executive officer Capita Public Service, said: “The contract builds on our successful delivery of DSA needs assessment over the last 18 years and reflects the strength and success of our long-term commitment to the education sector – and our record of delivery for the public sector.
“The new service will help level up education for university students in receipt of DSA, helping empower them and creating better learning outcomes, while removing barriers to much-needed specialist technology.”