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, young people and adults 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, where 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 course is accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) and qualifies students to apply for Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Approved Professional Status (APS) as long as they have completed two years (or equivalent) as a teacher or educational professional by the end of the course.
The programme is arranged to fit in with your working patterns and includes 10 Saturday sessions between September and June.
Areas of study
This course will focus on the following areas of study:
developing knowledge of the theoretical basis of contemporary approaches to dyslexia
the identification, assessment and practical support for learners with dyslexia
creating and delivering specialist intervention programmes and developing dyslexia friendly environments.
the application of learning to practice and evaluation of impact on yourself, your learners or others affected by your study.
This will enable you, as a practitioner, to:
extend and enhance your current practice
gain knowledge of current thinking in the understanding of dyslexia
develop frameworks for understanding the range of issues surrounding working with learners with dyslexia
increase your confidence and effectiveness in supporting learners with dyslexia
learn how to implement change in a range of policy contexts.
Our PGCerts are designed to support your career progression, increase your subject knowledge and help you to make a direct difference to your school and students.
The course will develop your understanding and critical awareness of current education discourses in dyslexia,
develop a theoretical and reflective understanding on which to develop professional skills and attributes
to facilitate positive change to professional practice and to be able to develop and deliver specialist intervention programmes for learners with dyslexia.
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