Taught course

SpLD (Dyslexia) with AMBDA/ATS

Edge Hill University · Primary and Childhood Education

Entry requirements

You need to have a relevant degree (or equivalent).

You will require a written statement from your head teacher / manager supporting your suitability as a specialist teacher and confirming you satisfy the Disclosure and Barring Service’s (DBS) mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme enables you to investigate research and literature relevant to SpLD dyslexia and evaluate this in terms of specialist teaching and learning practice. You will gain a critical understanding of the social, emotional and community issues that may affect dyslexic learners and their families and develop your knowledge of the practice and principles involved in enhancing the learning experience for children and young people with SpLD dyslexia. Demonstrating the ability to critically evaluate and reflect upon your own practice in relation to the identification, assessment and subsequent interventions within the role of a specialist teacher forms a central part of the programme.

Please note, as an alternative to completing this PGCert, it is also possible to gain eligibility to apply to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for recognition as a Specialist Dyslexia Teacher/Practitioner with Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) by completing module Identification, Assessment and Intervention for Students with SpLD Dyslexia (AP) on a standalone basis. On completion of one module, you can do screening tests and teach learners with dyslexia but not do the full diagnostic report. You will also not be awarded AMBDA. To be awarded AMBDA you would need to undertake and successfully complete the PGCert SpLD (Dyslexia) including all three modules.

In addition to your tuition fees, you will be required to purchase your own diagnostic assessments. For full details and an up-to-date breakdown of costs please email study@edgehill.ac.uk and we will send you the information you need.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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