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Applying for and Renewing an Assessment Practising Certificate – Online Course

Why take this Course?

This specialist assessment CPD training course covers current best practice in report writing and preparation for those looking to gain or renew an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC).

There will be a focus on assessments for post 16 year olds and meeting the Report Writing requirements for Disabled Student Allowances (DSAs), however this is also applicable for those working with wider age ranges and needing to update professional practice.

Our trainers are experienced, qualified specialists  in diagnostic assessment report writing and assessment testing for dyslexia/Spld working to the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) criteria.

Course content

Dyslexia Action Training is a SASC Authorised CPD Provider. This course is suitable for those seeking to gain or renew their Assessment Practicing Certificate (APC). Twelve learning hours, of which five hours of the total learning hours for this course are recognised and accredited by SASC as fulfilling, in part, the (minimum) 20 CPD hours required over three years that contribute towards gaining or renewing an APC.

Learning Outcomes – the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the criteria for Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) Renewal
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of important basic APC statistical constructs such as the
    normal distribution curve and confidence intervals
  • Confidently interpret and review sections of diagnostic reports from other practitioners
  • Recognise the characteristics that distinguish a diagnostic report that meets the SASC APC renewal
  • Recognise the critical importance of continuing professional development for the specialist assessor

How is the course delivered?

  • 12 hours of online learning (five of which are SASC accredited), conducted over a 4 week period.
  • Free online induction before the course.
  • Tutor support throughout the duration of the course.
  • Please note this course does not actually give you an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC). For further details on gaining your APC please click here.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should normally be qualified specialist assessors with a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma, or
equivalent, and be familiar with diagnostic assessment report writing.

How much does it cost?

  • £205 (plus VAT) for Non-Guild Members
  • £195 (plus VAT) for Guild Members

* Please note there is an additional fee of £25(Plus VAT) for any payments not made online at the time of registration by credit/debit card

* Please click here for Information about Reclaiming VAT

Make a booking

Please click on the date below to make a booking.

  • 19 September 2018 Online induction starts 5th September (we recommend you register no later than 4th September), registrations will close 16th.
  • 14 November 2018
  • 23 January 2019
  • 20 March 2019
  • 15 May 2019
  • 10 July 2019

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