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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, you should access the course on the afternoon of the release date as there will be some deadlines you need to meet.
  • 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 +VAT for Non-Guild Members paying online by debit/credit card at time of registration.
  • £195 +VAT for Guild Members paying online by debit/credit card at time of registration.

Please note if you select the ‘pay later’ option an additional fee of £25 +VAT will be added to your invoice.  All monies must be received before the start of the course.

Make a booking

Please click on the date below to make a booking.

  • 18 September 2019
    Book by 4 September (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 11 September if paying by credit/debit card.
  • 20 November 2019 bookings will open 19 September.
  • 22 January 2020 bookings will open 23 January.
  • 25 March 2020 bookings will open 26 March.
  • 27 May 2020 bookings will open 28 May.

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