Taught course

Teaching Pupils with Dyslexia within an Education and Training Setting

Institution
Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

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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.

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:
  • International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.
  • A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 6.0
  • Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 54.

The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office and we will be glad to assist you.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Pupils with Dyslexia will provide you with the specialist skills and knowledge required to enhance the learning of pupils with dyslexia in a school context.

This one-year course will allow you to understand the challenges faced by pupils in the classroom, through the application of practical and theoretical knowledge.

Accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), this course has been designed to meet both the individual and organisational needs of school teachers working at all stages of compulsory education.

On graduation you possess the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively teach pupils who suffer from dyslexia. In addition you will have a strong foundation that will allow you to progress your learning to Masters level, should you wish to enhance your qualification

Accreditation - Accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), this course is designed to meet schools’ needs regarding the assessment and teaching of students with the specific learning difficulty (SpLD) – dyslexia.

On successful completion of the course, applications can be made for AMBDA* and an APC** which will enable:

  • In-house Exam Access Arrangements testing
  • In-house full diagnostic assessment for SpLD dyslexia
  • In-house intervention packages for both individual students and groups of students with specific learning difficulties
  • In-house training on dyslexia-friendly teaching practice using Quality First Teaching

*Holders of Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) are recognised as specialists in the specific learning difficulty (SpLD) dyslexia. The JCQ Access Arrangements criteria for a specialist assessor map onto those for AMBDA. Therefore, holders of AMBDA have the right to assess for and diagnose SpLD dyslexia and make recommendations for Exam Access Arrangements (EAA) up to the age of 18 years. Holders of AMBDA can also carry out assessments and tutor privately.

**In addition, an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) is a licence to practice for those carrying out assessments in schools for Exam Access Arrangements and in colleges for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Many schools and college employers now require their specialist teaching or support staff to obtain an Assessment Practising Certificate.

Alternatively, successful completion of the course can lead to ATS or APS

Holders of Advanced Teacher Status (ATS)/Advanced Practitioner Status (APS) are recognised as Specialist Teachers of learners with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) dyslexia. They are qualified to conduct informal, curriculum-based assessments and deliver specialist teaching programmes to learners up to and including 18 years of age.

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, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk
Phone
0191 243 7900