Taught course

SEN/ALN (Specific Learning Difficulties)

Institution
University of South Wales · Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
Qualifications
PGDip

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Entry requirements

Qualified Teacher Status plus teaching experience or a minimum of two years’ experience of supporting students with literacy difficulties in further or Higher Education.

Students choosing modules which have a placement component as part of the assessment process will need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if you are an EU or international student).

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is dually accredited by the university and the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) at either an approved teacher/practitioner (ATS/APS) level or the associated membership (AMBDA) level.

The Postgraduate Diploma SEN/ALN is ideal for those who are working with children, young people or adults with specific learning difficulties and want a recognised qualification in this field, in particular those who are working in Education (SENCos/ALNCOs, specialist teachers, one to one tutors within FE/HE together with learning support staff across a range of settings).

Students who complete the course and meet the BDA requirements for specialist teacher status can if they wish make an application to the BDA for either an approved teacher/practitioner (ATS/APS) level or the associated membership (AMBDA) level.

This SEN/ALN course may also of interest to professionals working in health such as Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists and other non-statutory organisations.

The Postgraduate Diploma SEN/ALN course offers an in-depth focus on contemporary perspectives of dyslexia and inclusive practice together with the opportunity to widen students’ theoretical understanding through research and evaluation within their respective professional roles.

Information for international students

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries and Admissions
Email
enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Phone
03455 76 77 78