Qualification: Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy
Start Dates: January, April and September
Duration: 12 months
Course type: Postgraduate – Level 7
Method: Online distance learning
Outcome: Specialist SpLD teacher/assessor
Fees: £4,550 + VAT
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Entry to the Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia course is available to those individuals who already hold a level 7 Specialist SpLD Teaching Qualification. Relevant qualifications include
Candidates who hold the Dyslexia Action Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy may be accepted on to the course but will need to present evidence of other degree equivalent qualifications as well as relevant teaching experience, at the time of application.
Candidates who hold other Level 5 Accredited (BDA) Specialist Teaching qualifications may be accepted on to the course but will need to present evidence of other degree equivalent qualifications as well as relevant teaching experience, at the time of application.
We reserve the right to reject any application that does not meet the criteria specified or to require the applicant to complete other courses prior to entry into the programme.
Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy
*You will be required to find and work with a student/learner in the age range in which you have trained for Module D and E, full details can be found in the syllabus brochure above.
After completion of Modules B, D and E, and in addition to being a holder of a Level 5 or Level 7 SpLD Teaching qualification you have eligibility to apply for an Assessment Practising Certificate.(APC).
The Dyslexia Action Professional programme is a competency-assessed course at Level 7, Master’s level, which requires tutor assessment of the candidate undertaking teaching and assessment. This means that other academic programmes that have not included competency assessment or are at a lower level (e.g. Level 5 or Level 6) may not qualify for accreditation of prior learning (APL). We may however be able to offer some recognition of attainment.
For further details please see: accreditation of prior learning
Please ensure that you download and read the information in the programme brochure above before applying.
To register your interest for a particular start date please email email@example.com
Entry January 2022, bookings open September 2021
Entry April 2022, bookings open January 2022
Entry October 2022, bookings open April 2022
Depending on the modules you choose, you will need to be able to access one or two specific assessment tests to be able to complete this course.
There are various places to buy tests, Real Group runs The Dyslexia Action Shop which sells many of the most popular tests from the main test publishers in the UK and USA. Dyslexia Guild members and Dyslexia Action students receive a 10% discount, another option is to join The Dyslexia Action Shop Test Loan Scheme.
Please note: we have no control over the rules that publishers use to decide who is eligible to buy their tests and we will need to follow their guidance when selling tests. We may need you to provide information regarding qualifications for us to check your eligibility.
The Postgraduate Level programmes delivered by Dyslexia Action Training lead to the award of credit points, as indicated, by Middlesex University.
The Dyslexia Action Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy is eligible for Member (MDG) of The Dyslexia Guild and is also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for specialist teachers/practitioners/assessors (AMBDA*) and PATOSS for Full membership.