Specialist Assessment and Teaching of Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties
A Postgraduate certificate course for teachers and graduate education professionals' with at least two years teaching experience.
The course is led by Julia Everett and Deborah Perkins (both Associate Members of the British Dyslexic Association - AMBDA - Accredited Tutors)
How can you enable dyslexic learners to fulfill their potential? Are you interested in developing you understanding of dyslexia, how best to support the dyslexic learner and qualifying as a specialist assessor of literacy difficulties? Then come and join like-minded professionals at the University of Leicester on our informative and supportive course for teachers of pupils aged 5 - 19.
What are the aims of the course?
This course is an opportunity to further develop your own specialist teaching, learn how to use a range of assessments and complete written reports on findings. Amongst other topics you will look at a range of dyslexic-friendly interventions, research-based evidence and special examination arrangements.
Who can join the course?
The course is opened to teachers and graduate education professionals with Qualified Teacher Status and have at least two years experience and either successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies in Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia (our year 1 course) or have ATS accreditation as the result of successful completion of an equivalent course.
When does the next course start?
The course starts in October 2013.
|Friday 11th October, 9.00am - 4.00pm||Friday 31st January, 9.00am - 4.00pm|
Additional day for students who did not attend year 1
Friday 18th October, 9.00am - 4.00pm
|Friday 7th February, 9.00am- 4.00pm|
|Friday 1st November, 9.00am - 4.00pm||Friday 8th April, 9.00am - 4.00pm|
|Friday 15th November, 9.00am - 4.00pm||
Friday 2nd May 9.00am - 12.00pm
Friday 29th November, 9.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 6th December, 9.00am - 4.00pm
What does the course involve?
The course is delivered through a flexible and supportive approach and its delivery includes:
- Nine taught days across two terms (at the City of Leicester's New Parks Childrens Centre)
- Self-directed study
- A Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard).
How is the course assessed?
The course will consist of two modules and 4 units. Some of the assessments below are to meet the BDA and some for the Master's qualification requirements.
Module 1: Specific Learning Difficulties: Specialist Assessment of Literacy Difficulties
Assessment of module 1 consists of: For the Master's qualification
- An Annotated Bibliography
Assessment of Module 2 consist of: For the Master's qualification
- A Special Study based on findings of an in-depth assessment completed for the BDA component of the course
For the BDA accreditation across the course: a Personal Learning Profile consisting of:
- 3 Diagnostic reports
- A presentation
- Record of 10 hours teaching and 1 lesson observation
- Reflection on Legal Issues and Dyslexia Friendly Schools
- Reflection on Development of self as specialist teacher
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 AMBD accreditation from the British Dyslexia Association. (Level 7 in the National Qualification framework). The Postgraduate Certificate is part of the University of Leicester's part time MA in Education: Learning and Teaching
Course fees for 2013-2014 is £1,725 for students with QTS 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 Specialist Assessment and Teaching of Puplis with Specific Learning Difficulties please contact us on:
Telephone: 0116 252 3656
Fax: 0116 229 7501