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Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy

Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia

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Entry requirements

Qualifications

  • A Degree (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education honours degree) plus Qualified Teacher Status (QTS or QTLS) plus recent and relevant teaching experience.
    or
  • A Degree (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education honours degree) plus recent and relevant professional experience e.g. further or higher education support, employment support, independent school teaching or psychology or occupational/ speech and language therapy.

Professional Experience

  • At least two years recent and relevant experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting
  • Excellent spoken and written English
    IELTS 7 for applicants with English as a Second Language
    For further information see the IELTS website ielts.org

Applicants who do not fulfil all the requirements above may be considered for ‘special entry’ if they can demonstrate other relevant academic and professional experience. Such applicants are advised to apply in the first instance and fully explain their experience in their application statement.

You can only refer to yourself as a specialist teacher if you already hold a teaching qualification.

If you do not hold a degree you may be interested in our Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61). CPD Pathway route please note it is not necessary to to complete the Level 5 Teaching route before moving to Level 7 Teaching Certificate.

Course Content - Modules, Learning Outcomes and University Credits

The Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy comprises THREE modules at level 7 which provide training as a specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner (you must complete the modules in the sequence given) gaining 60 credits towards a Master’s level qualification with Middlesex University London. The three 20 credit modules are:

Module A: Perspectives of Dyslexia and Literacy – 20 credits

Learning Outcomes – On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate a range of current research perspectives and definitions of dyslexia.
  • Examine the influence of a range of factors on the typical and atypical acquisition of
    communication, language and literacy skills.
  • Critically analyse learners’ performance with reference to a range of cognitive processes.
  • Critically evaluate the ways in which dyslexia can disrupt mathematical development.

Module B: Principles of Assessment for Dyslexia and Literacy – 20 credits

Learning Outcomes – On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Examine the construct “intelligence” and methods used to quantify it
  • Critically evaluate the role of statistical analysis in the interpretation of assessment results
  • Appraise the appropriateness of assessment tests and techniques for a variety of purposes
  • Appraise a range of factors that can affect learners’ performance in an assessment situation

Module C: Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia  and Literacy – 20 credits

Learning Outcomes – On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the importance of providing structured, sequential, cumulative, multisensory tuition in supporting learners with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties
  • Examine the roles that phonological, morphological and orthographical awareness play in literacy development
  • Critically analyse the cognitive and perceptual processes involved in a range of learning and studying activities
  • Plan, prepare, teach and evaluate a teaching intervention that effectively addresses the individual study needs of a learner with literacy difficulties

Supervised teaching is an essential part of Module C.  Participants are required to find learners whose main difficulties are with literacy and who are not currently receiving any other form of specialist teaching support.  Participants will be expected to select a learner in the age range in which they have trained, and teaching practice must be undertaken within a DfE registered or independent school and should be covered by the school DBS check and safeguarding arrangements (this does not apply to those based overseas although the school or college should be a registered organisation through the state authority). Further details can be found in the 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 A, B & C you can study Modules D and E which will enable you to become a fully qualified Diagnostic Teacher/Assessor and gives you eligibility to apply for an Assessment Practising Certificate.

Progression - is this Certificate part of a wider programme

  1. Once you have completed and passed Modules A, B and C you will be a specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner.  To become a fully qualified assessor of dyslexia/SpLD you should continue your studies and complete Modules D and E.  Completion of Modules A, B, C, D and E (100 credits) will allow you to apply for an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC). 
  2. If you already hold a Level 5 SpLD Diploma or Level 7 SpLD Certificate and have at least two years recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting you may be considered for direct entry onto our Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy Modules Bridge, B, D & E (60 credits)*
  3. Looking to gain the MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy you would need to complete Modules A, B, C, D, E and F (120 credits) and then complete the Enquiry-based SEND Practice Module (60 credits) with Real Training.

*please read our APL document before applying Accreditation of Prior Learning 2019-2020

Accreditation

The Postgraduate Level programmes delivered by Dyslexia Action Training can lead to the award of credit points, as indicated, by Middlesex University

The Dyslexia Action Professional Programme is eligible for Associate Membership (ADG) of The Dyslexia Guild. and accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for specialist teachers (ATS/APS).

Fees and payment

Fees for the Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia course are 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

Pay Online at the time of module registration (UK and Overseas):

  • Module A £1,250 +VAT *
  • Module B £1,250 +VAT *
  • Module C £1,650 +VAT.*

* Please note there is a Pay later fee of £25 +VAT for those choosing not to pay online at time of registration.  All monies must be received before the start of the modules.

How to apply

Please ensure that you download and read the information in the Downloads section before applying.

To apply, please download and complete the application form then send it to pgmail@dyslexiaaction.org.uk

Entry Jan 2020: Apply by Sunday 24 Nov 2019
Entry April 2020: Apply by Feb 2020
Entry Sept 2020: Apply by Jul 2020

 

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