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Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park,
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The Post Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) is accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
Module 1: Identification, intervention and teaching (ATS/APS)
Together we will explore the knowledge, understanding and practical experience required to be specialist SpLD teacher of dyslexic learners (up to the age of 18). Through investigation of research and literature you will develop a critical understanding of issues that may affect dyslexic learners and their families. Developing your understanding of the nature and definition of dyslexia will enable you to reflect on your understanding and construct structured, multi-sensory teaching programmes. By the end of the module you will have grown in your own practice enabling you to identify a profile of learner’s strengths and areas to be developed and plan subsequent teaching programmes and interventions.
Successful completion of module 1 will enable participants with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) to apply to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for Approved Teacher Status (ATS). Participants who do not hold QTS or QTLS status who successfully complete module 1 will be able to apply to the BDA for Approved Practitioner Status (APS).
Module 2: Psychometrics and diagnostic assessments (AMBDA)
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.
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.
For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum of all components. In addition to this, we also accept a wide range of International Qualifications, for more information please visit our English Language Requirements page.
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Both modules will be delivered on a part time basis, through blended learning, including:
Taking our campus based course also means you will benefit from face-to-face academic tutorial support, practice based dialogue and mentoring/coaching support.
£1,540 - Module 1 only.
£2,600 - Full Postgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia), includes modules 1 and 2.
Payment Plans are available for payment in instalments.
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
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.