University of Northampton - Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Inclusion

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University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 5PH
Telephone number:
01604 893627
Service description:

The Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Inclusion replaces the OCR Level 5 and 7 qualifications which have been discontinued by OCR. The programme is approved by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) and can be used when applying for an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC).

The programme will provide students with the skills to become a specialist teacher in literacy and understand the underlying difficulties that individuals with dyslexia experience. It will help you to understand and qualify you to provide detailed assessments for access arrangements or the disabled student allowance.

The programme is made up of four modules (two in year 1 and two in year 2), taught in twilight sessions. The overall aims of the course are to:

  • Understand the nature of literacy difficulties and those associated with SpLD (including dyslexia).
  • Enable professionals working within educational settings to understand and use a range of teaching approaches to support learners with literacy difficulties (including dyslexia).
  • Develop students’ critical understanding of psychometrics and how standardised assessments are used within access arrangements.
  • Develop students’ ability to select and accurately administer standardised assessments as part of a full diagnostic assessment.

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Age range:
21 years - 100 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Professionals/Staff
Referral route:
  • Self referral
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