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


Dyslexia and LiteracyThe Master of Education (MEd) Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy is a programme designed to offer those who have studied with Dyslexia Action Training 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 Dyslexia and Literacy programme, you should have already completed 120 credits at level 7 with Dyslexia Action Training 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 Enquiry-based SEND practice module starts in September, January and May. Book and enrol before 15 May to join our next cohort.

‘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

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 Master of Education programme, you will study with Dyslexia Action Training, 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, how to apply, fees and payment, please visit the Dyslexia Action Training 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 Training. 

Once the qualifying modules are completed, you simply need to complete the Enquiry-based SEND practice module with Real Training to gain your Master of Education 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 Training courses?

To access the Master of Education Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy 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 Tra but are interested in achieving the Master in Education 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?

Learning Phase 1 – Check the Dyslexia Action Training module fees here.

Learning Phase 2  – 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.

When does the course start?

Real Training modules start in September, January, or May.

Book and enrol before 15 September to join our next cohort.

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

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