L7 Professional Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy

Provider: Dyslexia Action Training
£5,100.00 + VAT January, May and September
Accreditation opportunities: Middlesex University, The Dyslexia Guild MDG, SASC, BDA AMBDA

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Description The Dyslexia Action Professional Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy is a unique and prestigious programme at Master’s level 7 that provides the training for qualified teachers to become informed practitioners and specialist assessors. The courses are modular and flexible and are undertaken part time, through online learning. The Dyslexia Action Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy is only available to those individuals who already hold a Specialist Teaching Qualification such as the Dyslexia Action Level 7 Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention, Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy, OCR Level 5 (with ATS) or other BDA accredited courses.
Duration 15 - 20 hours per week
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http://dyslexiaaction.org.uk/level-7-professional-diploma-in-dyslexia-and-literacy/
Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, English / Literacy, Health and care, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Organisational Improvement, Education system, Assessment, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Online
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

The Dyslexia Action Professional Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy is a unique and prestigious programme at Master’s level 7 that provides the training for qualified teachers to become informed practitioners and specialist assessors. The courses are modular and flexible and are undertaken part time, through online learning.

Who is the programme suitable for?

The Dyslexia Action Professional  Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy  is only available to those individuals who already hold a Specialist Teaching Qualification such as the Dyslexia Action Level 7 Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention, Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy, OCR Level 5 (with ATS) or other BDA accredited courses. 

For a full brochure please visit http://dyslexiaaction.org.uk/level-7-professional-diploma-in-dyslexia-and-literacy/

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Where will I study?
Our Professional Programme uses the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) known as Moodle as the method of delivery. Each module is delivered through Moodle and some require you to be involved in practical teaching and assessment whilst others are more theoretically based. The core curriculum is delivered by means of a range of e-learning resources. These include presentations, articles, exercises, videos and follow-up activities and tasks for participants to carry out at intervals. There is no attendance required for this course and learning is purely online.

How is the course taught?
Participants work together to form an online group for the duration of the module. This enables all those involved to get to know one another and to develop a community of learning practice with other students and tutors as the course progresses.

Each module is divided into separate topics and these will be taught by tutors who specialise in that area. You must complete the modules in the sequence given for the particular programme. Candidates are only allowed to enrol for one module at a time. If you fail a module you will be able to undertake a resubmission process. You will not be able to progress to the next module in the sequence until such time as the preceding module has been successfully completed.

Module D Assessment of Literacy Related Difficulties
Module E Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia)
Module F Research in Language and Learning

How users/participants can evaluate success

Module D Assessment of Literacy Related Difficulties

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate current perspectives on the assessment of literacy-related difficulties and reflect on their importance.
  2. Critically examine the principles and practice of the psychometric assessment process
  3. Demonstrate competence in test selection, administration and scoring
  4. Demonstrate competent interpretation of statistical evidence and the ability to link findings to appropriate intervention strategies
  5. Construct a professional assessment report for a learner* with literacy difficulties and demonstrate critical reflective practice.

Module E Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia)

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the suitability of a range of tests for a particular assessment situation and other knowledge that informs the assessment process and demonstrate how they apply to work/practice
  2. Systematically analyse information regarding the relevance to learning of the key findings of a range of assessment tools and critically reflect on the ways in which engagement with others contributes to the development of selected approaches
  3. Demonstrate how the development of a professional assessment report for a learner with literacy-related difficulties displays knowledge of the cognitive processing differences associated with dyslexia and demonstrate own ability to coherently explain complex issues to a work and academic audience.
  4. Critically evaluate the role of own personal motivations, aspirations and actions in the context of strategic planning and management of professional development.  

Module F Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia)

This module aims to enable practitioners to critically evaluate a range of current research perspectives on language, learning and cognition and demonstrate a practical understanding of how established research techniques can be used to create and interpret our knowledge of learners with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties and how they are affected by the dynamics of learning environments. Practitioners develop a draft research proposal on a topic of interest to deepen their understanding of the issues involved in research in context and they deliver a presentation to colleagues during a draft proposal review process. The knowledge gained ensures that the practitioner has a sound basis from which to communicate the key issues in the field and strategically support the continuing professional development of colleagues.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Select and critically evaluate current theoretical perspectives on the study of and assessment for dyslexia and the associated codes of professional practice and demonstrate how they apply to work/practice.
  2.  Systematically analyse the steps in the research process in order to demonstrate understanding of the methodological underpinnings that precede the execution of a project plan, and critically reflect on the ways in which engagement with others contributes to the development of the selected approach. 
  3. Demonstrate critical evaluation through the development of a preliminary literature review and a project proposal which are designed to make changes to professional work and practice, and persuasively communicate the outcomes to other practitioners, stakeholders and academic audiences.
  4. Critically evaluate own role in the strategic support of staff development needs with reference to Special Educational Needs and Disability and reflect upon own ability to ensure learning outcomes and learning experiences are enhanced and how the process has changed and developed professional practice.
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Sessions

Date Location Details
Sep 03, 2018 00:00 Online course - Info