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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.


British Dyslexia Association, 2019

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.


British Dyslexia Association, 2019

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year part-time

Department
Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021 or September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

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 ass

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

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 ass

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

Full UK Fee: £2,450

Full EU Fee: £5,333

Full International Fee: £5,333



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ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

TE7033 -

Teaching Pupils with SpLD Dyslexia: Theory into Practice (Core,30 Credits)

This module will enable you to design, deliver and evaluate individualised teaching programmes to meet the specific needs of pupils with dyslexia that you assessed in the first module.

More information

TE7034 -

The Theory and Practice of Identification and Assessment (Core,30 Credits)

In this module you will develop learn about:
• the main causal theories of dyslexia
• how to identify and assess individual pupils with SpLD (dyslexia) using a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques e.g. observation, standardised tests, criterion referenced tests
• how to write reports for other professionals

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

TE7033 -

Teaching Pupils with SpLD Dyslexia: Theory into Practice (Core,30 Credits)

This module will enable you to design, deliver and evaluate individualised teaching programmes to meet the specific needs of pupils with dyslexia that you assessed in the first module.

More information

TE7034 -

The Theory and Practice of Identification and Assessment (Core,30 Credits)

In this module you will develop learn about:
• the main causal theories of dyslexia
• how to identify and assess individual pupils with SpLD (dyslexia) using a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques e.g. observation, standardised tests, criterion referenced tests
• how to write reports for other professionals

More information

Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Contact Details for Applicants:

bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk

All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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