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Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) PGCert


University of Brighton School of Education

Part time September PgCert Part-time 1 year; Part-time Flexible and distributed learning

About the course

The Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) course is designed for mainstream teachers or those working in an educational setting (including practitioners with a particular responsibility for supporting children, young people and adults with dyslexia) who wish to deepen their understanding of dyslexia and link this learning to the School Improvement Plan.

A flexible framework combines academic study with work-based action learning and action research, where your day-to-day professional activity informs your development through reflection and peer discussion.

The PGCert is a stand-alone qualification and counts as one-third of a masters degree.

The course is accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) and qualifies students to apply for Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or

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Entry Requirements

You will need a good honours degree and experience within an education setting.

To qualify for Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Approved Professional status (APS), students must have completed two years (or equivalent) as a teacher or educational professional by the end of the course.

All applicants are interviewed – this may be in person or by telephone.


Course Content


Open days

16 July 2020
Education MA online event



Where is University of Brighton

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