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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.
Once you have completed the application form and entry has been accepted fees will be payable by module, one at a time, and must be paid in full before the start of the module or you will be referred to the next available start date.
* Please note there is a Pay later fee of £25 +VAT for those choosing not to pay online at time of module registration.
** Please note that the bridge module is required where candidates are seeking Accreditation of Prior Learning with credits from another course provider, accreditation body or from an earlier Dyslexia Action Training course.
Cohort Start dates:
Entry 7 September 2021: Apply by 16 July 2021
Entry Jan 2022: Apply by Nov 2021
Entry April 2022: Apply by February 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.