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QuickScan Dyslexia Screening Test

QuickScan is a computerised screening programme intended to indicate whether you might show signs of a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) such as dyslexia and to indicate your preferred learning style to help you study more effectively.

  • QuickScan not a formal diagnosis of dyslexia or any other SpLD.
  • QuickScan isn't complicated or daunting.
  • You’ll be asked a series of questions about what you would do in different situations or how you feel about particular activities.
  • It is not timed so you can complete it at your own pace.
  • At the end you’ll receive a computer generated report which indicates whether you show any signs of an SpLD.
QuickScan is accessed via MyBeckett so you can take it from anywhere:
  1. Go to MyBeckett and log in
  2. Go to the Support Tab
  3. Find the Disability Support tile
  4. Click on the Quickscan link 
  5. Follow the on screen instructions

Once completed, you will able to view, print and save your personalised QuickScan report.  Please make a note of your QuickScan Number in order to access your QuickScan report again at a later date.  It will start with the letters LBU followed by a series of numbers and letters.

If you are not yet enrolled on a course or do not have access MyBeckett please contact the Library Learning Support Officer for help.

Cost and financial assistance
You can get assistance with partial funding towards an Educational Psychologist’s Assessment. You will be asked to pay £50 towards the full Assessment cost of around £300. The university will fund the rest of the cost, subject to approval from the Student Money Support Team.
See the ‘Applying for funding to obtain an Educational Psychologist’s Report’ information below for how to do this.

Please note:
Funding for Educational Psychologist’s Assessments is only available to students who have resided in the UK for at least 3 years, prior to commencing study and are eligible to receive student loans from their funding body.

Self-funding students or students on short courses may not be eligible for funding towards an Educational Psychologists Assessment; however it may be useful to discuss other faculty or university services and support available with Disability Advice.

Plus Icon Applying for funding to obtain an Educational Psychologists Report

If you’ve been advised to have an updated diagnostic assessment, or the QuickScan test has shown indicators of dyslexia/dyspraxia and you wish to get a formal diagnosis, then you may be eligible for financial assistance from the University. The cost of a full diagnostic assessment is approximately £300; however, in most cases students pay a contribution of £50 and the University pays the rest (subject to approval from our Money Support Team based on eligibility criteria).

To apply for this funding:

  1. Click ‘Leeds Beckett Diagnostic Assessment Form 2016/17’ and follow the instructions.
  2.  During the application you will be prompted and asked to pay the £50 contribution.
  3. Once you have completed the form and paid £50, Disability Advice will contact you (via your University email) with contact details to book an appointment for an assessment.
  4. It is up to you to book the appointment. The appointments are normally held at Headingley Campus.

The process of arranging a diagnostic assessment and any support that you might need while studying can take up to 12 weeks; the application process for Disabled Students’ Allowances can take a further 12-14 weeks; please contact Disability Advice and apply for Disabled Students' Allowances as soon as possible.




This page was last modified: 27/01/2020

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