Taught course

Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)

University of Brighton · School of Education

Entry requirements

Degree and experience You will need to have a good honours degree and experience within an education setting. To qualify for Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Approved Professional status (APS), students must have completed 2 years (or equivalent) as a teacher or educational professional by the end of the course. All applicants are interviewed – this may be in person or by telephone.

Months of entry


Course content

The Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) course is designed for mainstream teachers or those working in an educational setting (including practitioners with a particular responsibility for supporting children with dyslexia) who wish to deepen their understanding of dyslexia and link this learning to the School Improvement Plan.

A flexible framework combines academic study with work-based action learning and action research, a process whereby your day-to-day professional activity informs your development through reflection and peer discussion.

The PGCert is a stand-alone qualification and counts as one-third of a masters degree.

The programme is arranged to fit in with your working patterns and usually include twilight and Saturday sessions.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Education