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Postgraduate Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy

The Dyslexia Action Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy is a unique and prestigious programme at Master’s level 7 that provides the training for qualified teachers to become informed practitioners and specialist teachers. The courses are modular and flexible and are undertaken part time, through online learning.

The Dyslexia Action Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy is appropriate for a wide range of professional teachers and specialists including:

  • Qualified teachers at all key stages
  • Special educational needs teachers and co-ordinators (SENCOs)
  • Tutors and support staff in Further and Higher Education and other adult educational settings
  • Psychologists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Occupational therapists with relevant experience

Why do this course?

  • The Certificate course is for those who wish to study at Master's level to become a specialist teacher of dyslexia/SpLD and gain university credits
  • The course comprises three modules (A, B and C) which explore current research in dyslexia and
    co-occurring difficulties; the principles and practice of the psychometric assessment process and the theoretical framework that informs the effective support of learners with dyslexia and/or other literacy difficulties
  • All practitioners train using the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP)

How many credits is it worth?

 60 university credits at Level 7*

*For each academic qualification you achieve, you earn course credits. The number of course credits reflects the study time required to complete a course and the credit levels indicate the complexity and depth of learning you can expect on the course.

Course Accrediting Bodies

  • The 20 credit modules are accredited by Middlesex University London as part of a pathway to their MA in Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy
  • BDA: British Dyslexia Association Approved Teacher Status (ATS or ATS FE/HE) or Approved Practitioner Status (APS) on completion of all the teaching requirements in Module C
  • This course confers eligibility for Associate Membership of the Dyslexia Guild (ADG) recognised as the first grade of professional membership for a specialist teacher.

Please note this course also gives you eligibility to apply for professional membership to fulfil the NMH registration Band 4 - Specialist one-to-one study skills support (SpLD) requirement. For further details click here

How long is the course and when can I start?

The course generally takes around three and a half terms to complete, part time. You can start in January, May and September.

Information to read BEFORE applying

How can I apply?

We are currently updating our syllabus for September 2017. Applications for September 2017 onwards will be open at the beginning of June 2017.

Entry May 2017: Applications closed

Entry Sept 2017: Apply by July 2017
Entry Jan 2018: Apply by Nov 2017
Entry May 2018: Apply by Mar 2018

Contact us

For more information please email us or call 01784-222304.