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Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy

 

Course Overview

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 requirements?

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

  • Dyslexia Action Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy
  • Other Level 7 university accredited specialist SpLD teaching qualification (normally a minimum of 60 credits at HE level).  
  • Who are currently employed (or very recently, within the last two years) in a school or college setting to work with learners with literacy difficulties/dyslexia/SpLD in the UK or overseas 
  • And who can commit to 20 hours of study per week over a 12 month period (one Module per term)
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • IELTS 7 for applicants with English as a Second Language
    For further information see the IELTS website ielts.org

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. 

Course Content - Modules and University Credits

Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy

  • Bridging Course
    plus
  • Module B: Principles of Assessment for Dyslexia and Literacy – 20 credits
  • Module D: Assessment of Literacy Related Difficulties* – 20 credits
  • Module E: Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia)* – 20 credits

*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.

Please note:

  • Candidates are only allowed to enrol and pay for one module at a time. If you do not pass a module you will be able to undertake a re-submission process
  • You will not be able to progress to the next module in the sequence until such time as the preceding module has been successfully completed.

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)

Transfer of credits/prior learning

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

How to apply, fees and payment

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 trainingcourses@dyslexiaaction.org.uk 

Entry January 2022, bookings open September 2021
Entry April 2022, bookings open January 2022
Entry October 2022, bookings open April 2022

How can I access tests?

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.

Accreditation

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.

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