Taught course

Supporting Older Children and Young People with Dyslexia

London Metropolitan University · Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Entry requirements

first degree from a UK university or equivalent. Additionally, a full, current DBS check is a mandatory requirement of taking part in this course. You will be required to undertake this prior to enrolling on the course. Mature applicants (over 21) who do not meet the standard entry requirement are most welcome to apply. In this case, you are asked to contact the course leader Anne Morris direct (a.morris@londonmet.ac.uk) to discuss the course and your needs and will be required to undertake an essay. There is no requirement to be in relevant employment at the application stage, however due to the practical element of the course, such applicants will be expected to undertake approved part-time placements across the course in a voluntary / non-paid role. Further information on trying to secure placements will be provided by the Course Leader at the point of application. A full, current DBS check is a mandatory requirement for taking part in this course. The check must be completed before commencing the course and be current for the duration of the course

Months of entry


Course content

This course is specially designed for those working, or who intend to work, with children and young people over 11 years old who may have specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) linked to dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, or Asperger Syndrome and who may perhaps also be experiencing behavioural and emotional issues.

It will help you understand and explore their educational challenges and needs for support, within a rigorous framework of scholarship and practical placements, enabling you to make informed positive changes which are learner-centred.

Accreditation is currently being sought from the British Dyslexia Association.

Careers linked to this qualification include teaching, Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (SENCO), social work, working with excluded youth and young offenders, and psychology, but it is also relevant to those undertaking applied research, looking for a change in career, and for those who are parents or carers.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
020 7133 4202