Non-Medical Helper (NMH) information for assessors

Cardiff Met is an accredited DSA NMH Provider with DSA-QAG, certificate number 211496.

To ensure that students receive the highest quality support while studying at Cardiff Met, a team of in-house specialists, including Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Tutors and Specialist Mentors are available.

All Band 4 Specialist Access and Learning Facilitators are able to meet the needs of a majority of our students as they have a full working knowledge of Cardiff Met's processes and systems and have access to dedicated rooms across our sites.

All our Specialist Tutors and Mentors meet, and often exceed the qualification and professional body requirements for DSA-QAG registration.

As part of Cardiff Met's commitment to supporting students the NMH package also includes a range of Support Assistants (Band 1 and 2) funded by the University where support is no longer funded through DSA.

NMH rates

The rates table below shows our NMH rates for the current period - 01/04/2019 through to 31/03/2020.

Note: NMH Support Rates shown per hour in the table below. Standard Rate (in person).


​Net ​VAT ​Total
Band 1 Support Assistants​
​Practical Support Assistant​£17.50​£0.00​£17.50
​Reader​£17.50​£0.00​£17.50
​Scribe​£17.50​£0.00​£17.50
​Workshop / Laboratory Assistant​£17.50​£0.00​£17.50
Band 2 Enhanced Support Assistants
Note Taker
​£21.00​​£0.00​£21.00
Band 4 Specialist Access and Learning Facilitators
Specialist Mentor - Mental Health
​£53.00​£0.00​£53.00
Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support - SpLDs
£53.00​£0.00£53.00
Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support - AS
£53.00​£0.00£53.00
Assistive Technology Trainer
£48.00​£0.00£48.00


Download the NMH Rates as a PDF document

Period Covered: 01/04/2019 through to 31/03/2020.