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PgCert Specialist Assessment for a Specific Learning Difficulty: Dyslexia

PgCert Specialist Assessment for a Specific Learning Difficulty: Dyslexia

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Part time | Medway Campus | 1 year | 01-SEP-21

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Dyslexic People: Teaching Learning Assessment / Testing

Course type


Course Summary


This course provides teachers and professionals who are already in practice an opportunity to gain a professional qualification in supporting learners with dyslexia. The programme has been accredited by the British Dyslexia Association as meeting the requirements for AMBDA (Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association).

It is perfectly suited for those looking to specialise in the assessment and teaching of those with dyslexia, and is a significant step in becoming an accredited professional in the field.

The course meets the requirements for ATS/AMBDA as set out by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). The JCQ Access Arrangements criteria for a Specialist Assessor map onto those for AMBDA. Therefore, holders of AMBDA have the right to assess for and diagnose dyslexia/specific learning difficulties as well as make recommendations for Exam Access Arrangements. Additionally, you can apply to the BDA in order to be awarded a Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) without additional training, if applying within three years of successfully completing this course. This will enable you to make recommendations for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

Your future career

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to apply for professional status with the British Dyslexia Association.


In this module, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of psychological and educational assessment. You will learn how to select appropriate assessment tools and materials to assess specific learning difficulties/dyslexia and be able to justify your approaches. You will demonstrate how you can effectively communicate the outcomes of assessments with learners, professionals and parents, including writing reports. (Required documents to be submitted in the Professional Portfolio of Practice).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry to the programme normally requires an honours degree (2.2 or above), or evidence of other relevant study at Level 6.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is a modern, multi-campus institution, with a reputation for delivering high quality education and professional training. The university has campuses and education centres based in Canterbury, Medway and Tunbridge Wells. CCCU is one of only a handful of UK universities to be located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and supports a learning community of around 15,000 students, of...more

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