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Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy

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The Dyslexia Action Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for 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 assessors. The courses are modular and flexible and are undertaken part time, through online learning.

Why do this course?

  • The Certificate course is for those who wish to study at Master's level to become a specialist assessor of dyslexia/SpLD and gain university credits
  • The course comprises a short bridging module and three modules (B, D and E) which explore the principles and practice of the psychometric assessment process, assessment of literacy difficulties and assessment of specific learning difficulty (dyslexia)

How many credits is it worth?

60 Level 7* Credits

This course delivered by Dyslexia Action Training can lead to the award of credit points by Middlesex University. This course does not result in the award of a Middlesex qualification. The credits can be used as part of a pathway to a Middlesex University MA.

*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

  • Middlesex University London for level 7. 60 credit points (see above)
  • British Dyslexia Association for specialist teaching and specialist assessment
  • SpLD Assessment Standards Committee for the Assessment Practising Certificate (SASC) for Specialist Teacher Assessors

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.

Who is eligible?

  • This route is only available to those individuals who already hold a Specialist Teaching Qualification such as the Dyslexia Action Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention, Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy, OCR Level 5 (with ATS) or other BDA ATS accredited courses
  • APL candidates will be required to complete a bridging module prior to entry to Module B

Full details can be found here


Visit the Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy page on the Dyslexia Action website for more details!

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