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  PGDip SEN/ALN (Specific Learning Difficulties)


University of South Wales    Faculty of Life Sciences and Education

Part time September PGDip Part-time: 2 years
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Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals with specific learning difficulties? Look no further than the Postgraduate Diploma in SEN/ALN (Specific Learning Difficulties) offered by the University of South Wales. This accredited programme, recognised by the British Dyslexia Association, is tailored for educators and professionals in the field of education and health. Through four comprehensive modules, you will delve into dyslexia theory, assessment, and inclusive practices, equipping you with the skills to support learners effectively. The course structure allows for a flexible learning experience, with two modules per year over 12 weeks. Upon completion, you can progress to the MA dissertation for a Masters in SEN. To qualify, you need either Qualified Teacher Status with experience or two years supporting students with literacy difficulties. International applicants are welcome, with an English proficiency of IELTS 6.0. Join us in shaping a brighter future for those with specific learning difficulties.

About the course

This course is dually accredited by the university and the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) at either an approved teacher/practitioner (ATS/APS) level or the associated membership (AMBDA) level.

The Postgraduate Diploma SEN/ALN is ideal for those who are working with children, young people or adults with specific learning difficulties and want a recognised qualification in this field, in particular those who are working in Education (SENCos/ALNCOs, specialist teachers, one to one tutors within FE/HE together with learning support staff across a range of settings).

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Entry Requirements

- Qualified Teacher Status plus teaching experience or a minimum of two years’ experience of supporting students with literacy difficulties in further or Higher Education.

- An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child Workforce and Child Barring List and subscription to the DBS Update Service. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants)

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

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