Taught course

Specific Learning Difficulties / Dyslexia

Bath Spa University · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants (with the exception of speech and language therapists and psychologists) should have a first degree in Education or linked pedagogy and, ideally, two years of teaching experience. If you already have a recognised SpLD/dyslexia qualification at ATS level, you can apply to use this prior qualification to gain entry to the Assessment Methodology module as Accreditation for Prior Learning (APL) towards the Masters or PG Dip in SpLD/dyslexia as well as using this to top up your BDA qualification to AMBDA level.

Months of entry


Course content

This award will be particularly relevant to you if your work involves vulnerable learners and you wish to develop the skills to support individuals with SpLD/dyslexia within education or other appropriate contexts. The current international focus upon standards, literacy and the inclusion of vulnerable learners within mainstream educational institutions means that there is increasing pressure upon professionals to develop the skills to identify and support a range of specific learning needs in literacy and study skills across the school curriculum. Acquiring these specialist skills can open the door to many career opportunities within and beyond the school and college context.

Information for international students

Equivalence of overseas students academic qualifications is assessed according to guidelines published by NARIC. Non-native English speakers will need minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent. For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

For further information visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
72 months


part time
72 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 months
full time
4 months


part time
24 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Tilly Mortimore
+44 (0)1225 876118
+44 (0)1225 875444