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Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) - Online(PGCert)

Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) - Online(PGCert)

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Study mode

Online/Distance

Duration

12 months

Start date

JAN-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Learning Difficulties: Skills / Facilities Humanities / General Studies / Combined Studies Dyslexia Self Help

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

ABOUT THE COURSE

This Postgraduate Certificate aims to support teachers and professionals working in education to gain the confidence, knowledge and skills to identify, assess, plan, teach and support students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia).

Through critical reflection, participants on the programme will develop their understanding of the barriers to participation and learning that pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) can encounter.

- Develop the specialist knowledge, skills and confidence to be a specialist teacher and/or assessor for dyslexia.

- Be part of a specialist programme for professionals.

- Investigate research and literature relevant to SpLD dyslexia and relate this to specialist teaching and assessment.

- The two modules that make up the award each carry 30 Masters level credits, which can be used towards a Masters programme.

- Successful completion of the course will enable students to apply to the British Dyslexia Association for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) and for an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC). Professionals with AMBDA / APC are able to be Exam Access Arrangements Assessors.

CAREERS

Completion of module 1 of the Liverpool Hope University course will enable you to apply to the British Dyslexia Association for ATS* or APS** status. Completion of modules 1 and 2 will enable you to apply to the British Dyslexia Association for AMBDA*** status.

*Approved Teacher Status is a specialist status for working with children, recognised by Local Authorities and employers, supported by the British Dyslexia Association.

**Approved Practitioner Status is a specialist status for working with children, which is recognised by Local Authorities and employers for non-teaching practitioners.

***Associative Member of the British Dyslexia Association. It is an accepted qualification for teachers to assess and make recommendations for provisions for external examinations. The accreditation board underpins the highest level of work of the BDA British Dyslexia Association. The Joint Council for Qualification (JCQ) approves AMBDA.

Modules

This module focuses on supporting practitioners to further investigate the role of the specialist SpLD (dyslexia) teacher of dyslexic learners (up to the age of 18). The module particularly focuses upon the construct, use and analysis of diagnostic assessments and how such assessments inform inclusive practice and individualised interventions. Successful completion of module 2 will enable participants to apply to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) status. The module will encompass critical learning and understanding from module 1 of the PGCert in SpLD (dyslexia) to enable the further development of professional qualities, knowledge and understanding required of the specialist SpLD (dyslexia) teacher. Successful completion of module 2 will enable participants to apply to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) status. Content ? The statutory and regulatory context for SpLD (dyslexia) and the implications for effective specialist teaching and assessment. ? Critical reflection upon the theory and practice of psychometrics. ? Identification of opportunities to increase inclusive approaches. ? Critical appraisal of teaching programmes and specialist practice. ? Develop an understanding of the social, emotional and community issues that may affect learners with SpLD (dyslexia).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

2,600

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Open to UK residents only

Entry requirements

First class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline (applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent), but have appropriate professional experience may be considered). Qualified Teacher status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS). Applicants without Qualified Teacher status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS) are able to apply if they are able to demonstrate experience supporting learners of a school age (18 years or under). Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). We will also consider applications from professionals in related fields, such as speech therapists, educational psychologists and occupational therapists.

University information

Liverpool Hope University is a research-oriented institution offering a selection of high quality taught and research postgraduate courses. The university is located across two green campuses: Hope Park, just four miles from Liverpool city centre, and the Creative Campus, close to the city centre. There is also a small residential campus at Aigburth Park. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant investment in buildings and equipment...more