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Liverpool Hope University: Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) - Online

Institution Liverpool Hope University View institution profile
Department School of Teacher Education
Study type Taught


This Postgraduate Certificate aims to support teachers and professionals working in education to gain the confidence, knowledge and skills to identify, assess, plan, teach and support students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia).

Through critical reflection, participants on the programme will develop their understanding of the barriers to participation and learning that pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) can encounter.

  • Develop the specialist knowledge, skills and confidence to be a specialist teacher and/or assessor for dyslexia.

  • Be part of a specialist programme for professionals.

  • Investigate research and literature relevant to SpLD dyslexia and relate this to specialist teaching and assessment.

  • The two modules that make up the award each carry 30 Masters level credits, which can be used towards a Masters programme.

  • Successful completion of the course will enable students to apply to the British Dyslexia Association for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) and for an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC). Professionals with AMBDA / APC are able to be Exam Access Arrangements Assessors.

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Students at Liverpool Hope University have the best of both worlds; living and studying on friendly, beautiful campuses while also having the advantage of being a bus ride away from one of Europe’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities.

Dating back to 1844, our students always benefit from a high quality teaching and research environment. In 2023, we were proud to be awarded Silver in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Over the last eight years, we have invested more than £60 million in new university buildings and facilities to support the creation of an enriched learning environment. Liverpool Hope …

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