Taught course

Teaching Pupils with Dyslexia with the School Context

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this programme is normally an honours degree or Cert Ed (former school teaching qualification). Candidates with ordinary degrees or non degree level professional qualifications will be considered upon application.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme gives participants the opportunity to develop their expertise in the area of dyslexia. It has been designed to meet both individual and organisational needs of school teachers working in all phases of compulsory education.

The programme will provide opportunities for the professional development of teachers who seek to engage in Masters level work.

The guidance and insight provided by this programme will enable teachers to combine knowledge, understanding, skills and techniques in such a way that theory and practice are integrated to enhance the learning of pupils with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) - dyslexia.

The programme enables the participant to develop their professional skills and reflect upon and evaluate the impact of specialised approaches across the key stages. It will provide opportunities for participants to reflect upon and critically analyse the wider issues with regard to working with pupils with dyslexia in schools. Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate successful participants can transfer onto the Postgraduate Diploma / MA in Education Studies.

The specific aims of the programme are to enable the participant, within the context of their work based setting to:

  • Identify, locate, manage and appraise literature relevant to their enquiry.
  • Recognise the key features of practice relating to SpLD (Dyslexia) with particular reference to current initiatives.
  • Become familiar with the theory and practice of the administration of formal and informal assessment.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a range of teaching interventions.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5 Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

0191 243 7900