Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Inclusion

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 03/07/2019

This programme replaces the OCR Level 5 and 7 qualifications which have been discontinued by OCR.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Inclusion will provide you 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.

Course

Highlights

  • Highly experienced and supportive teaching team
  • Opportunity to develop practical professional skills in a working context
  • Provides pathway to application for professional dyslexia teacher / assessor status

Additional

Information

MA SpLDI Top-up

On completion of the PG Diploma in SpLDI, you will be able to undertake the SEN & Inclusion Research Module SENM100 (60 credits) in order to obtain the award of MA in SpLDI Top-up.

Course Details

The programme is made up of four modules and the overall aim of the course is 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 your critical understanding of psychometrics and how standardised assessments are used within access arrangments
  • develop your ability to select and accurately administer standardised assessments as part of a full diagnostic assessment

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Careers

The course will enhance your skills and knowledge working within any type of setting and enable you to lead good practice in literacy teaching.

In addition, the qualification could lead to, work within disability support services in Further or Higher Education, as a specialist teacher and assessor in a Local Authority, as an assessor for access arrangements in schools or for Disabled Student Allowance assessments in HE, or to work as a private tutor or assessor.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

You should possess:

  • Two years of recent and relevant professional experience in an educational setting

and

  • QTS or equivalent

or

  • Good honours Degree (2:1 or above) of a UK University or from a recognised University other than in the UK

or

  • Applicants woring in children’s services without QTS with an ordinary degree in Early Years Teacher Status or QTLS will be considered

Course Content

  • Understanding the Nature of Literacy Difficulties and Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM035
    Core Module Y
  • Approaches to Supporting Learners with Literacy Difficulties and Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM036
    Core Module Y
  • Understanding Psychometrics and Access Arrangements (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM037
    Core Module Y
  • Planning, Administering and Reporting Standardised Assessments (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM038
    Core Module Y

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

  • Year 1 (60 credits) £2,250
  • Year 2 (60 credits) £2,250*

*fee may be subject to an inflationary increase in 20/21

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Updated 03/07/2019

  • This programme replaces the OCR Level 5 and 7 qualifications which have been discontinued by OCR.

    The Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Inclusion will provide you 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.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Highly experienced and supportive teaching team
    • Opportunity to develop practical professional skills in a working context
    • Provides pathway to application for professional dyslexia teacher / assessor status
  • The programme is made up of four modules and the overall aim of the course is 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 your critical understanding of psychometrics and how standardised assessments are used within access arrangments
    • develop your ability to select and accurately administer standardised assessments as part of a full diagnostic assessment

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    MA SpLDI Top-up

    On completion of the PG Diploma in SpLDI, you will be able to undertake the SEN & Inclusion Research Module SENM100 (60 credits) in order to obtain the award of MA in SpLDI Top-up.

    • The course will enhance your skills and knowledge working within any type of setting and enable you to lead good practice in literacy teaching.

      In addition, the qualification could lead to, work within disability support services in Further or Higher Education, as a specialist teacher and assessor in a Local Authority, as an assessor for access arrangements in schools or for Disabled Student Allowance assessments in HE, or to work as a private tutor or assessor.

  • You should possess:

    • Two years of recent and relevant professional experience in an educational setting

    and

    • QTS or equivalent

    or

    • Good honours Degree (2:1 or above) of a UK University or from a recognised University other than in the UK

    or

    • Applicants woring in children’s services without QTS with an ordinary degree in Early Years Teacher Status or QTLS will be considered

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Understanding the Nature of Literacy Difficulties and Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM035
      Core Module Y
    • Approaches to Supporting Learners with Literacy Difficulties and Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM036
      Core Module Y
    • Understanding Psychometrics and Access Arrangements (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM037
      Core Module Y
    • Planning, Administering and Reporting Standardised Assessments (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM038
      Core Module Y
    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    • Year 1 (60 credits) £2,250
    • Year 2 (60 credits) £2,250*

    *fee may be subject to an inflationary increase in 20/21

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour