You should have Qualified Teacher Status plus teaching experience. CRB check and ISA registration may be required as appropriate.
Months of entry
This course is for you if you have either Qualified Teacher Status plus teaching experience, or at least two years experience of supporting students with SpLD within FE/HE, and are looking to gain a qualification to enable you to apply to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for either Approved Teacher Status (ATS or ATS HE/FE) or an Associate Membership of the BDA (AMBDA or AMBDA FE/HE).
It may also be of interest to other approved professionals such as speech and language/occupational therapists and educational psychologists.
The Postgraduate Diploma in SEN - Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) is recognised by the British Dyslexia Association for the award of Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA). It is also recognised by the Joint Council for Qualifications for Approved Teacher Status.
You will study four taught modules:
- Understanding Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
- Specific Learning Difficulties
- Managing and Supporting Children and Young People with Specific Learning Difficulties
- Research Methodology
Teachers who successfully complete both SpLD modules may apply to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for consideration of the Approved Teacher Status (ATS). Those who successfully complete both SpLD modules, the SEN Core and Research Methodology modules and three Teaching Practices may apply to the BDA for Associate Membership of the BDA (AMBDA).
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Enquiries and Admissions
- 03455 760 599