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MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy

 

Course Overview

Qualification: MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy

Course type: Postgraduate – Level 7

Method: Online distance learning

Outcome:180 Master-level credits


Choose from two MEd study routes

Route One 

Learning Phase 1: Postgraduate Diploma – Specialist Assessment and Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties

In the first learning phase of the MEd programme, you will study with Dyslexia Action to gain 120 credits at level 7 (masters level)

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Once you have completed the Postgraduate Diploma – Specialist Assessment and Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties and gained your 120 credits, you are ready to move on to phase 2 of your learning journey.

Learning Phase 2: Enquiry-based SEND Practice module

In the second learning phase of the MEd programme, you will study with Real Training, completing the following module to gain an additional 60 credits at level 7 (masters level):

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Route Two

Learning Phase 1: Postgraduate Certificate – Specialist Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties

In the first learning phase of the MEd programme, you will study with Dyslexia Action to gain 60 credits at level 7 (masters level)

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Once you have completed both modules and gained your 60 credits, you are ready to move on to phase 2 of your learning journey.


Learning Phase 2: Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing and Dyslexia: Professional Report Writing

Complete the following two Modules with Real Training

Click the links above for further details and to apply.

Please note:

  • To enrol on the DPRW module, it is mandatory to have completed CCET/CPT3A be registered with the BPS and hold  ADG (level 7 SpLD teacher/practitioner accredited qualification) with The Dyslexia Guild or an equivalent recognised SpLD membership grade from another recognised professional body
  • M02A and M05C DO NOT lead to a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma but may be used to attain an Assessment Practising Certificate, and as contributing modules to the MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy
  • M02A and M05A are delivered by Real Training please click on the links above to find out more information and apply.

Learning Phase 3: Enquiry-based SEND Practice module

In the second learning phase of the MEd programme, you will study with Real Training, completing the following module to gain an additional 60 credits at level 7 (masters level):

Click here for further details

Why take this qualification?

  • This online MEd programme is designed for professionals who are passionate about supporting learners with dyslexia. 
  • It is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex University award upon completion.
  • Dyslexia Action programmes use the VLE Moodle. Real Training programmes will be delivered using the VLW Campus Online. Both will allow candidates to benefit from expert tutor support through forums and connect with their peers.
  • Learn whilst you study, with our practice-led approach helping embed your new theoretical knowledge in your real-world circumstances. Some of the six-month modules may also require you to be involved in practical teaching and assessment whilst others are more theoretically based.
  • The core curriculum is delivered by means of a range of e-learning resources. These include presentations, articles, exercises, videos and follow-up activities and tasks for participants to carry out at intervals.
  • There is no attendance required for this course or expectations to be online at specific times for ‘live’ learning. This gives candidates the flexibility to organise their study time around professional and personal commitments.
  • Exclusive access to the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP), a comprehensive specialist literacy programme for SpLD Specialist Teachers.  DALP provides a pathway for learners with literacy difficulties of all ages, through individual placement identification.

Free membership of The Dyslexia Guild

Candidates will automatically become student members of The Dyslexia Guild for the first year of their course while they are actively studying on a Postgraduate Certificate: Specialist Teaching or Postgraduate Diploma: Specialist Assessment and Teaching Programme with Dyslexia Action. The Dyslexia Guild is a membership network and professional association for practitioners in Dyslexia and SpLD, which aims to promote discussion, information and best practice as well as keep members informed of developments in the field through publication and distribution of topical news, updates and maintenance of an up-to-date library. 

The Guild provides its members with a wealth of information relating to dyslexia and SpLDs through its online library (the National Resource Centre for Dyslexia), a single-easy to access online platform that produces focused search results accessible by members 24/7. The library is supported by a Chartered Librarian and provides a unique, e-resource collection, covering the fields of dyslexia and other co-occurring difficulties. Participants have access to an online collection of over 800 specialist e-books, hard copy books and resources as well as simultaneous access to an online EBSCO database of over 1,600 full-text education and psychology journals.

Assessment Practising Certificate

What is an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC)?

The Department for Education (DfE) requires that specialist teachers or support tutors who undertake specialist assessments in post-16 schools, colleges, universities, workplace training establishments and local authority assessment centres are competent and qualified to do so.

An APC is effectively a licence to practise. It confirms that you have the appropriate qualifications to undertake full diagnostic assessments and that your professional practice is up-to-date and has been externally verified as continuing to meet defined competence standards. 

The Dyslexia Guild is an APC awarding body issuing Assessment Practising Certificates on behalf of the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC).

Either of the above two routes is eligible for an application of an APC. For further details click here

Please note: it is not mandatory to achieve the Enquiry-based SEND Practice module to be eligible to apply for an APC.

Start dates and fees

Route One 

Learning Phase 1: Postgraduate Diploma – Specialist Assessment and Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties 

  • Duration: 24 months 
  • Start dates: April and October
  • Cost: £7,900 + VAT (payable in four installments)

Learning Phase 2: Enquiry-based SEND Practice module

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start dates: 15 January, 15 May and 15 September 
  • Cost: £1,950 + VAT (various payment options available)

Route Two

Learning Phase 1: Postgraduate Certificate – Specialist Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start dates: April and October 
  • £3,950 + VAT (payable in two instalments)

Learning Phase 2: Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing and Dyslexia: Professional Report Writing

Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing
  • Duration: Up to 12 months 
  • Various start dates and payment options are available. 
Dyslexia: Professional Report Writing
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start dates: 15 January, 15 May and 15 September 
  • Cost: £1,600 + VAT (various payment options available)

Learning Phase 3: Enquiry-based SEND Practice module

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start dates: 15 January, 15 May and 15 September 
  • Cost: £1,950 + VAT (various payment options available)

How to apply

4 October 2022 Cohort – bookings open, places are limited

Step 1: Download, complete and save the Application Form |(including the entry essay).

Step 2: Complete your registration through this link and upload your completed application form, degree certificate and ID.

Please note:

  • Once your registration and application have been accepted, this will be reviewed by the postgraduate administration team and senior tutor. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • When you are offered a place on the course you will be emailed with further details of how to register online for your first module and make your payment.

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