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Postgraduate Diploma SEN/ALN (Specific Learning Difficulties)

University of South Wales

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    City Campus, Newport

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

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.

Assessment

The first module is assessed on the basis of a written assignment of 5,000 words (or equivalent).

The second module is assessed in two ways. For students seeking a professional award, the successful completion of 30 hours of teaching experience and assessment of relevant files (equivalent to 5,000 words) and for other participants, one 5,000 word assignment, or the equivalent.

Careers

Most students on the Postgraduate Diploma SEN/ALN (Specific Learning Difficulties) proceed to the MA dissertation, in order to achieve the award of Masters in SEN. Following successful completion of the this SEN qualification, students have gained posts as school and college SENCOs, specialist tutors in SPLD services, set up their own SpLD consultancies, or become LEA Advisors. Others have published books and papers on the subject and gained doctorate awards.

Holders of AMBDA accreditation are recognised as specialists in Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs); are qualified to conduct specialist diagnostic assessments; Exam Access Arrangements and to deliver specialist teaching programmes to learners with Dyslexia/SpLD.

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University information

University of South Wales

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    91st

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

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Subject rankings

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    72nd out of 84 6

    33rd out of 79 24

  • Entry standards

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    112 54%

    60th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

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    70.0 70%

    30th

    38
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    34th

    16
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    110 64%

    58th

    9
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    100.0 100%

    1st

    72
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    57th

    30

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