Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia
A Postgraduate Certificate Course for teachers with at least two years teaching experience and other graduate education professionals.
Course Co-ordinators: Ruth Blinch and Jennifer Cotton (both AMBDA accredited tutors)
Are you interested in developing your understanding of dyslexia and how best to support the dyslexic learner? Then come and join like-minded professionals at the University of Leicester on our informative and supportive course for teachers of students with specific learning difficulties aged between 5 to 19.
What are the aims of the course?
The course aims are:
- Understand the main theories of developmental dyslexia
- Identify learners with SpLD
- Explore appropriate dyslexia-friendly class and school/college procedures
- Examine a range of structured literacy programmes
- Design teaching programmes to meet individual student's needs
- Deliver, evaluate and amend/develop such teaching programmes
- Understand the implications of recent legislation regarding the rights of learners with SpLD
- Read research articles with critical understanding.
Who can join the course?
The course is opened to teachers and graduate education professionals with Qualified Teacher Satus (QTS) and at least two years teaching experience. FE/HE require an equivalent recognised teaching qualification.
When does the next course start?
The course starts in September 2013.
The teaching sessions currently taking place at the School of Education, University of Leicester.
Friday 27 September, 9.30am-4.30pm
Friday 24 January, 9.30am-4.30pm
|Friday 11 October, 9.30am-4.30pm||
Friday 7 February, 9.30am-4.30pm
Friday 8 November, 9.30am-4.30pm
Friday 7 March, 9.30am-4.30pm
Friday 22 November, 9.30am-4.30pm
Tutorials will be on the following days:
Friday 21 March, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Friday 13 December, 9.30am-4.30pm
Friday 6 June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
What does the course involve?
The course is delivered through a flexible and supportive approach and its delivery includes:
- Eight taught days across the year
- Self-directed study
How is the course assessed?
The course will consist of two modules:
Module 1 - Observation, identification and assessment of learners with Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia
Assessment of module 1 consists of:
- A Reflective Journal
- A Literature Review
Module 2 - The Theory and Practice of Specialist Teaching of learners with SpLD (Dylsexia)
Assessment of module 2 consists of:
- Case Study
What is the outcome of the course?
Successful completion of the course gives 60 credits at Masters level and enables you to apply for the Associate Teacher Status (ATS) accreditation from the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). (level 7 in the National Qualifications Framework). The Postgraduate Certificate is part of the University of Leciester's part time MA in Education: Learning and Teaching.
Progress onto the Advanced Course to achieve full AMBDA Status
This advanced course is for teachers who already have Approved Teacher Status (ATS), whether from our course or elsewhere, and who want to continue to full AMBDA status (Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association)
Please see our specific subject page for further details:
Course fees for 2013 -2014 for this programme are: £1,725 plus £600 for BDA tutoring.
How to Apply
To request further information and an application pack please follow the links below and select 'CPD for teachers' under level of study.
For specific enquiries about the Postgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia, please contact us on:
Telephone: 0116 252 3656