Postgraduate Certificates are one-year, part-time courses for educational professionals who want to acquire postgraduate-level skills and knowledge.
Each 60 credit PgCert consists of two units, which you select according to your chosen pathway.
You will decide your assignment themes together with your tutor, enabling you to organise your studies to suit your own career development aspirations and inform improvement within your organisation.
Intermediate qualifications available:
- Advanced Professional Certificate in Education
Choose Difficulties in Literacy Development and Dyslexia PgCert at Bedfordshire and:
- Study on a course designed for education professionals, which will help equip you to meet a diverse range of learning needs within your teaching environment, and to support your colleagues
- Explore course content highly relevant to mainstream and special school practitioners alike, focusing on issues related to literacy difficulties and dyslexia in schools, and how potential barriers to learning can be removed
- Develop your understanding of concepts, theories and approaches to literacy difficulties, including dyslexia, and inclusion in schools, and on your potential for influencing change
- Gain insight into the learning of dyslexic and other pupils/students who experience difficulties in literacy development/specific learning difficulties, and ways in which learning might be more effectively supported
- Benefit from a qualification that could lead you into more specialist roles in Education (such as SENCO) and/or further study (eg the National Award for SEN Co-ordinators), and may also be used as the basis for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) claim into an MA Education course (Level 7).
Why choose this course?
This course focuses on aspects of difficulties in literacy acquisition, including dyslexia, among children and young people and investigates how potential barriers to learning can be removed to enhance their inclusion within educational contexts. The course includes the elements related to assessment theory and practice required by the Joint Council for Qualifications (2014) in qualifications for specialist teachers who assess pupils and students and make recommendations for access arrangements and reasonable adjustments in relation to external examinations in schools.
This is an online version of the course. All the materials are available through the Universitys web site so you will be able to study the whole course at a distance. Support from course tutors is available through the web site, by email or by telephone.
Standard entry requirements for UK students http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/ukugentryreqs
Students from the European Union - http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/eu/guides
International students - http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/international/apply
In addition course participants will need to:
- have qualified teacher status (QTS);
- be practising teachers working in the area of special educational needs provision in schools;
- study EDC086-6 in advance of EDC088-6;
- have regular (i.e. several times a week) access to a computer.
Career Management Skills
The course is specifically designed to enable its students to develop a deep understanding of the experience of difficulties in literacy development and dyslexia and its implications for young people, together with policy, practice and provision in educational institutions related to this area of education. It enables students to be able to assess and address difficulties in literacy development and dyslexia as they arise, to assess pupils and students and make recommendations for access arrangements and reasonable adjustments in relation to external examinations in schools and to address policy at an institutional level.
The course also frequently enables its graduates to feel they are in a good position to apply for positions of greater responsibility in schools/colleges.
Career/Further study opportunities
Typically graduates of this course either continue working in their own institutions or else are promoted to positions of greater responsibility. Graduates may also wish to continue their postgraduate study through a Masters qualification.