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PGDip Education (Dyscalculia)

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This programme, which is suitable for graduates working in educational settings, will provide you with an understanding of the critical debates and issues surrounding dyscalculia and mathematics learning difficulties. You will develop the ability to screen and plan a programme of intervention for learners with dyscalculia, engage in the screening and assessment of learners, investigate educational testing and psychometrics, and appraise contemporary teaching and learning strategies. You will also gain an appreciation of the wider social and emotional aspects of dyscalculia and mathematics learning difficulties. The programme incorporates a combination of critical thinking, evaluation and practical action to ensure you develop as a reflective education professional, equipped to make robust and evidence-informed decisions, as well as the expertise to demonstrate highly effective practice and support for learners with dyscalculia. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA Dyscalculia).

What are my career prospects?

The programme will equip you with the professional attributes, skills, knowledge, attitudes and confidence required to understand the needs of individuals with dyscalculia, as well as provide highly effective specialist support and assessment within education environments.

You will graduate eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA Dyscalculia), the UK membership association which is working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society. This will ensure that you are recognised as a specialist teacher and assessor of dyscalculia and open up a number of progression routes into senior and specialist positions which support learners with dyscalculia in educational contexts.


Diagnostic Assessment and Teaching of Dyscalculia in Professional Practice focuses on strategic support for learners with dyscalculia and maths-related difficulties. You will be introduced to a mixture of pre-existing curricular frameworks and learner-centred structured, multi-sensory teaching methods. The focus of the module is on working with learners with the full range of mathematical skills and helping prepare learners for exams and tests in mathematics including algebra, calculus and geometry as required. You will also develop an awareness of current legal and professional issues, the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of providers.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You should be a practising professional, working as a teacher, lecturer or practitioner within an educational setting, and have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or equivalent, is also required.

University information

Edge Hill University has been established since 1885 and continues to live up to its ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’. Students who opt to attend Edge Hill will benefit from an exceptional education thanks to its cutting-edge research, scholarship opportunities, contemporary facilities and most importantly its passionate, dedicated teaching staff. Students are empowered to craft their own future, learning in ways that work for...more

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