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Dyslexia – Professional Report Writing30 creditsMaster of EducationOnlineContinuing Professional DevelopmentValidated by Middlesex University

 
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In line with the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) guidelines, the Dyslexia Professional Report Writing (DPRW) course is the final module for those who are seeking to train to become specialist teachers/assessors and then be able to be rewarded an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) by either The Dyslexia Guild, PATOSS or the British Dyslexia Association (BDA).

Please note this course has specific eligibility requirements which are outlined in the ‘Are you eligible section’. Please use our flowchart prior to applying for the course.

What is an Assessment Practicing Certificate? 

An Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) is a recognised licence to practise for specialist teachers/assessors. It confirms that the specialist assessor has the appropriate qualifications to undertake full assessments for dyslexia/SpLD to provide evidence to support an application for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). It also confirms that specialist teachers/assessors have kept their professional practice up-to-date and that their practice has been externally verified as continuing to meet defined competency standards.

Module Leader – Jane Warren

Jane Warren is an independent dyslexia consultant. She is an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association, a Professional Member of PATOSS and ADSHE, and a QA reviewer for ADSHE whom she represents on the Board of SASC. Jane also holds an Assessment Practising Certificate and has carried out diagnostic assessments regularly since 2005.

Why take this module?

Learn exactly how to assess individuals who may have dyslexia.

  • Take a unique SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) approved course designed by EPs and teachers in partnership.
  • Access the gateway module to the SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate (APC).
  • Gain 30 credits and count them towards a PGDip, PGCert, or an MEd in SEND.
  • Choose this recognised path to the SpLD APC – awarded by either The Dyslexia Guild, PATOSS, or the British Dyslexia Association.

Are you eligible?

Why are you looking to study The Dyslexia - Professional Report Writing Course

To gain an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC)


To complete a module for the MEd SEND?

You will need to meet the following requirements:

An L5 SpLD Teaching Diploma or L7 SpLD Teaching Certificate which is eligible for Associate (ADG) member with The Dyslexia Guild or ATS/APS with the British Dyslexia Association (BDA)


Real Training Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) or Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A)


Registered on the British Psychological Society Register of Qualifications in Test Use (BPS RQTU) as Test User


Work in or have access to an education setting


Can commit to 300 hours of study for the course


Have access to a wide range of psychometric tests

You are not eligible to join this course.
As you have selected 'no' to one of the requirements highlighted above, you are unlikely to be eligible for this course. If you would like to get in touch with one of our course advisers and discuss your circumstances, please email info@realgroup.co.uk with a copy of your CV and relevant SpLD qualifications.
‘You are eligible to apply for this course, please click here book a place.

Download our flowchart – Why are you looking to study Dyslexia- Professional Report Writing?

Dyslexia Professional Report Writing entry criteria/requirements

You need to have:

  • Either Associate Membership of The Dyslexia Guild (ADG), a British Dyslexia Association accredited Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Approved Practitioner Status (APS) qualification, or hold level 5 or 7 SpLD specialist teacher/practitioner qualifications which would make you eligible for ADG/ATS/APS.

Please note: if you do not hold a membership, you will need to demonstrate eligibility prior to joining the course.

In addition to this, you will also need to:

  • Have completed the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET).
  • Be registered or be on course to register for the British Psychological Society’s (BPS’s) Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) and either have gained/be on track to gain the BPS’s Test User Educational Qualification.
  • Demonstrated that your registration has been maintained if you have already attained the BPS’s Test User Educational Qualification.

You should also:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree.
  • Work in or have access to an education setting.
  • Have access to a wide range of psychometric tests.

Are you based in an international setting?

This course is available online and can, therefore, be completed anywhere in the world. Please click here for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside of the UK.

Cohorts begin in January, May, or September.

The next cohort begins on 15 January. Book and enrol before 15 January to join our next cohort.

How you will benefit?

Develop professional expertise

  • Put yourself in a pole position to apply for the SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate (APC).
  • Understand the key dyslexia assessments that need to be used to help each individual.
  • Further, develop your understanding of specific learning difficulties with a focus on dyslexia.
  • Develop dyslexia assessment tools that enable you to write reports to the APC standard.
  • Significantly enhance the quality of your assessment of each individual, whether or not each assessment leads to a diagnosis.
  • Obtain a comprehensive understanding of the academic debates in this area, changes in relation to definitions and terminology over time and the role of discrepancy analysis.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key components of a rigorous and professional dyslexia assessment.
  • Put your enhanced conceptual understanding of dyslexia into practice.
  • Learn how to conduct a full professional assessment and make the best possible judgment.
  • Develop your broader practice, knowledge, and skills through reflection.

Add real value to your school

Our Dyslexia: Professional Report Writing module will enable your school/setting to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of dyslexia and the real needs of dyslexic students.
  • Identify individuals who require additional support.
  • Produce and use a rigorous, evidence-based framework for assessment and reporting.
  • Foster and develop knowledge and skills that enable you to create a clear learning path for those with dyslexia, based on a holistic analysis of their strengths and key areas for future development.

Learn on the job

  • Harness your day-to-day professional experience and work with your tutor to develop your skills.
  • Explore aspects of your own and others’ practice using theories, reflection, and activities to help you.

Engage with flexible e-learning

  • Study online and integrate your learning into your working day.
  • Work at a time and pace that suits you.
  • Take part in a flexible module that draws on a broad range of learning tasks and practical experience.
  • Work closely with your peers and dedicated tutors online.
  • Access our sophisticated online learning platform and utilise the latest technologies: video and multimedia content, access to two thousand full-text journals, case studies and problem-based scenarios, directed reading, structured learning logs, online discussion, online questionnaires, peer evaluation, student forum and occasional webinars (with tutors and guest lecturers).

Accrue credits towards your Master of Education (MEd)

This course is part of our MEd and SEND Programme (MEd SEND). It is designed, delivered, and assessed by Real Training and quality assured and awarded by Middlesex University.

  • Attain 30 Masters-level (M-level) credits when you successfully complete the Dyslexia Professional Report Writing module. 
  • Obtain a PGCert or PGDip or MEd in SEND by combining this module with others from our SEND Programme. 
  • If you have successfully completed the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET), you will be able to apply to join our MEd SEND Programme with an additional 30 credits.
  • Complete an additional 120 credits – this includes a 60-credit dissertation module and the MEd is yours.

Connect with your peers

  • Obtain exclusive access to Campus OnlineTM.
  • Interact with your peers using our advanced learning platform and our unique student forum.

Please note we will ensure that you never feel lonely or unsupported in your studies.

Liaise with experienced tutors

  • Enjoy dedicated specialist support from a broad range of experienced tutors.
  • Work with a professional tutor and receive dedicated support from the module team – made up of experienced EPs and specialist teachers with an APC and AMBDA.

Our SENCOs and EPs know the education sector inside out.

Choose a start date that suits you

Cohorts begin in January, May, or September.

The next cohort begins on 15 January. Book and enrol before 15 January to join our next cohort.

How you will be assessed?

You will need to produce:

  • A written assignment analysing and critiquing the history of the identification of dyslexia including the discrepancy model (1,500 words).
  • A case study analysis, for which background information and test results are provided (1,500 words).
  • Three written example reports (2,500 words each) stemming from a full SpLD assessment, outlining the rationale and evidence for the identification of a specific learning difficulty.
  • A short learning log of practice change over the duration of the module and comparative analysis of pre- and post-module style and skills (500 words).
  • A video submission (DVD or file upload) demonstrating competencies in the direct assessment of a client.

     

How is the module delivered?

  • You will develop your professional knowledge and understanding through practice – it’s the best way to learn.
  • Campus OnlineTM will support you with content that complements your learning every step of the way.
  • Study with some of the finest practitioners around.
  • Engage with outstanding content and practical activities that truly enhance your professional development

How much does it cost?

The fee for the Dyslexia Professional Report Writing module is a little more than our other 30-credit modules because we include even more professional tutoring and the course is approved by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC).

As always, we can offer you a flexible range of fees to suit your finances:

  • Single payment of £1,600 + VAT.
  • Three monthly instalments of £558 + VAT.
  • Ten monthly instalments of £172 + VAT.

Speak to us (01273 35 80 80) or make a booking.

When does the course start?

Cohorts begin in January, May, or September.

The next cohort begins on 15 January. Book and enrol before 15 January to join our next cohort.

Please note: as it takes time to process your application and payment, we strongly recommend to register as soon as possible, so that you don’t miss the next intake.

Testimonials

‘I think the online programme resources were clearly laid out and easily accessible. I found the videos of the assessments being carried out of great help and they made for a great reference tool.’ Ama Boaten-Rolfe

‘Julie has been very positive and encouraging. Her feedback was clear and I feel that she has helped me to develop my practice.’ Natalie Davis

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