About Us

Amano is a provider of learning support to students and apprentices and an accredited Disabled Students Allowance Non-Medical Help Provider based in Devon.

We deliver One-To-One Learning Support, Specialist Mentors, Assistive Technology Training, communication support, and other specialist support to students and learners in higher education.

We regularly support students receiving the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) at:

  • AECC University College
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Bath University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Bournemouth University
  • Bournemouth and Poole College
  • Bridgwater & Taunton College
  • Bristol University
  • City College Plymouth
  • Cornwall College
  • Cornwall SCITT
  • Duchy College
  • Exeter College
  • Falmouth University
  • Moorlands College
  • Open College Of The Arts
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Plymouth University
  • Somerset College
  • South Devon College
  • Southampton Solent University
  • Strode College
  • The Learning Institute
  • The Open University
  • Truro and Penwith College
  • University Centre Somerset
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Southampton
  • University of St Mark & St John
  • University of Winchester
  • Weymouth College

We also provide learning support services directly funded by Universities and Colleges.

Our Learning Support Consultants are thoroughly screened for their suitability to work in learning support. Professionally qualified and trained, our consultants are experienced in helping students with disabilities in higher education fulfil their academic potential.

Our Approach

We believe in:

  • Student focussed allocations
  • Hassle-free arrangements
  • Student choice and empowerment
  • Flexibility in delivery
  • Adaptable support for changing needs

We are continually adapting to the changing world of DSA and NMH services. Through a combination in-house developed technology like the Amano App, and also the introduction of new quality measures, via facilitiies such as our online consultant e-learning resource we make sure that we continue to meet expectations.

We understand that putting good quality student support in place is a team effort.  By working closely with local HEI’s, disability teams and assessors and by always putting the student’s needs first, our joined-up approach ensures that all our stakeholder’s needs are met. 

Supporting the UK's leading Student Mental Health charity

We have chosen Student Minds as our Chairty of the Year 2019:

“Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. We empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.”

Members of the Association of Non-Medical-Help Providers


Accredited by the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group


A member of the Disability Confident Scheme


Members of the British Assistive Technology Association


The eQuality Solutions Group

Amano is part of the eQuality Solutions Group (eQS).

eQS is a technology specialist in cognitive disability and mental wellness. Our group of companies provide specialist services and technology that support inclusivity, neurodiversity and mental wellness with personalised learning solutions.

eQS includes specialist provision in non-medical help with Amano, assistive technology equipment with Invate, assistive technology training with e-Quality Learning and assistive technology and mental wellness e-learning with Learning Labs.

If you are interested in finding out more about the eQS group of companies please head to our group website.