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Teaching Pupils with Dyslexia within an Education and Training Setting Postgraduate Certificate

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Newcastle Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

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.


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.

Your Future

This course is highly regarded by employers thanks to our accreditation with the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). On graduation, you will possess a range of specialist and transferable skills to equip you for employment, enterprise or further study in this area or a related field.

This course has been designed for qualified teachers who are working with pupils with literacy difficulties, in addition to those with an interest in dyslexia, SENCOs or those working within SEN departments, advisory teachers within local authority support services and those involved with assessments and exam arrangements.

There is significant evidence that completion of this course can enhance employment and support graduates in their career development as leaders and managers within their organisation.

You will gain a global perspective on a variety of issues, supporting your development as a culturally and ethically aware graduate who is able to contribute constructively and positively in a variety of contexts.

Upon successful completion, you will also have the option to transfer to the Postgraduate Diploma or MA in Education to further enhance your qualifications and knowledge.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 5,167per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in law, design, engineering, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 130 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

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    151 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%



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