- First class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline (applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent), but have appropriate professional experience may be considered).
- Qualified Teacher status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS).
- Applicants without Qualified Teacher status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS) are able to apply if they are able to demonstrate experience supporting learners of a school age (18 years or under).
- We will also consider applications from professionals in related fields, such as speech therapists, educational psychologists and occupational therapists.
- This PGCert is only open to UK applicants who are currently working in appropriate UK settings.
- All applicants will need to ensure they are able to work in an appropriate one to one situation with pupils in order to complete the modules before a place is offered on the course. A letter of support from a school headteacher (of an appropriately aged school setting) indicating their support with this will be required.
- All applicants will require a written statement from head teachers / managers supporting their suitability as a specialist teacher and confirmation that they satisfy the Disclosure and Barring Service’s (DBS) mandatory criteria of 'Clearance to work with children and/or vulnerable adults'.
- Currently, there is an expectation that the specialist teaching and assessments that students undertake for the duration of the programme of study (with appropriately aged participants) will take place in 1:1 (face to face) situations.
- Course applicants must have a minimum of two years relevant professional experience in teaching or experience supporting learners of a school age (18 years or under). In some cases, appropriate professional educational experience in another phase of education may be considered. A letter of suitability, on headed paper, from the applicants line manager will be required.
Months of entry
This Postgraduate Certificate aims to support teachers and professionals working in education to gain the confidence, knowledge and skills to identify, assess, plan, teach and support students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia).
Fees and funding
Module 1 only: £1,540
Full Programme: Full Postgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia), includes modules 1 and 2. £2,600.
Payment Plans are available for payment in instalments.
There will be additional costs for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, core texts for each module and, for those progressing to module 2, you will be required to purchase diagnostic tests. Full details will be provided in the application pack.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Both modules will be delivered on a part-time basis, through fully online learning, including: • Reflective upon workplace and practical activities. • Participation in online webinars. • Access to the extensive Liverpool Hope University Library including e-books and journal collections. • Academic tutorial support via zoom and email. • Online discussion forums with academics and other students. • Online support from Liverpool Hope University including IT support and library support. In addition, there will be an opportunity to attend an optional face to face meeting per module at the Liverpool Hope University Campus, Liverpool L16 9JD.
Course contact details
- The PLD Team