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Education (Dyscalculia) PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Basic Mathematics (Numeracy) Teaching Learning Disadvantaged People: Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

This programme, which is suitable for graduates working in educational settings, will equip 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, as well as engaging in the completion of reports based on the screening and assessment of learners. You will be equipped with a clear understanding of a range of approaches to effective teaching and learning and gain an appreciation of the wider social and emotional aspects of dyscalculia and mathematics learning difficulties. The programme provides a combination of critical thinking, evaluation and practical action to ensure you can demonstrate highly effective practice and support for learners with dyscalculia.

The programme will be delivered through a blended learning approach that consists of face-to-face sessions and supported online learning through the use of the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE). You will be encouraged to share reflections using the discussion facilities provided within the virtual learning environment, enabling you to participate in discussions with a network of professionals and draw on this pool of experience and expertise. The programme is assessed through a variety of methods including case studies, pupil profiles, evaluated specialist teaching, observations of teaching, and holistic diagnostic reports. The programme will equip you with the professional attributes, skills, knowledge, attitudes and confidence required to understand the needs of individuals with dyscalculia and provide highly effective specialist support to them.

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Study mode



1 year

Start date



Assessment and Practice for Learners with Dyscalculia considers the impact of research on the existence of dyscalculia, including analysis of the causes of dyscalculia which underpin the arguments around contestability. The module provides the opportunity to develop an awareness of the impact of visual perceptive difficulties, working memory issues and mathematics anxiety on mathematical ability. You will also gain experience in interpreting a range of assessments in order to identify mathematics learning difficulties or dyscalculia.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fees for studying on this programme are £34 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20, i.e. £1,020 per 30 credit module.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should be a practising professional, working as a teacher, lecturer or practitioner within an educational setting, and have an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may also be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Edge Hill University’s award-winning 160-acre campus is located close to the North West Town of Ormskirk, near to Liverpool and Manchester. The University has been a provider of higher education for over 130 years, originally starting life as a teacher training college. Edge Hill’s aim is to create opportunity from knowledge, an ethos which the institution has achieved, as recognised by a range of awards and high-rankings for its outstanding...more