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Master of Education (MEd) Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy

‘Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.’

Robert John Meehan

Why take this qualification?

The Master of Education (MEd) Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy is a programme designed to offer those who have studied with Dyslexia Action a route to gain a Masters qualification. The programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex University award upon completion.

To join the programme, you should have already completed 120 credits at level 7 with Dyslexia Action. You will then be able to enrol on the 60 credit Enquiry-based SEND practice module with Real Training to complete your Masters level qualification. 

Contact us if you wish to transfer Masters-level (M-level) credits from another institution.

The Real Training Enquiry-based SEND practice module starts in September, January and May. Book and enrol before 15 January to join our next cohort.

How will you benefit?

Enhance your professional expertise

  • Further develop your professional skills and knowledge through work-based project implementation that will enable you to support other practitioners in educational settings .
  • Research and critically analyse aspects of Dyslexia and Literacy in greater depth.
  • Develop your professional practice using the findings of published research and via critical analysis of the evidence base for Dyslexia and Literacy interventions.
  • Further develop your skills as a professional practitioner researcher.
  • Develop different models of partnership with an understanding of the place of power and ethics in educational settings and in listening to and understanding adults and children, parents and carers.

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 be mentored by experienced tutors online.
  • Access our sophisticated online learning platform and utilise the latest technologies: video and multimedia content, case studies and problem-based scenarios, directed reading, structured learning logs, online discussion, online questionnaires, peer evaluation, student forum and webinars (with tutors and guest lecturers).
  • We will ensure that you never feel lonely or unsupported in your studies.

Liaise with experienced tutors

  • Enjoy dedicated specialist support from our experienced tutors.
  • Receive dedicated support from our tutor team – comprising experienced specialist teachers and educational psychologists.

What is the structure of the programme?

Learning Phase 1 – what’s included?

In the first stage of the MEd programme, you will study with Dyslexia Action, completing the following six modules to gain 120 credits at level 7 (Masters level):

  • A: Perspectives of Dyslexia and Literacy
  • B: Principles of Assessment for Dyslexia and Literacy
  • C: Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy
  • D: Assessment of Literacy Related Difficulties
  • E: Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia)
  • F: Research in Language and Learning

For more information about these modules, to check costs, start dates and to book please visit the Dyslexia Action website. Once you have completed these modules and gained your 120 credits, you are ready to move on to phase 2 of your learning journey.

Learning Phase 2 – what’s included?

Modules to complete:

To start phase 2, you will need to have completed 120 credits at level 7 with Dyslexia Action.

Once the qualifying modules are completed, you simply need to complete the Enquiry-based SEND practice module with Real Training to gain your MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy.

Please see the dedicated page for this module to find out more about the course content and learning outcomes.

Are you eligible?

Do you already have credits from Dyslexia Action courses?

To access this programme, you will need to have completed 120 credits from the level 7 Dyslexia and Literacy modules offered by Dyslexia Action. Please see the list of modules in the ‘Learning Phase 1 – what’s included?’ section for details.

If you have not yet completed modules with Dyslexia Action but are interested in achieving the MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy, please contact us on 01273 358080 to discuss the best route for you. 

Do you have an undergraduate degree?

You will need one to complete this programme.

Already working in an education setting?

You will get the most out of this module if you work in an education setting with children, young people or adults.

Or do you require access to an education setting?

You will need to get written permission from a senior member of staff to regularly access a setting. We will show you the best way to do this, enabling you to carry out our learning activities in your chosen setting.

As part of this process, you will also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Visit GOV.UK for more information.

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.

How much does it cost?

To check the Dyslexia Action module fees please refer to the website and download the latest brochure

For the Enquiry-based SEND practice module, we offer a flexible range of fees to suit your finances:

  • Single payment of £1,950 + VAT.
  • Three monthly instalments of £675 + VAT.
  • Ten monthly instalments of £207 + VAT.

Speak to us (01273 358080) for more information or make a booking.

When does the course start?

Real Training modules start in September, January or May.

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.

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