Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)

This award is of particular relevance to student whose work involves vulnerable learners and they wish to develop the skills to support individuals with SpLD/Dyslexia within education or other appropriate contexts. The current international focus upon standards, literacy and the inclusion of vulnerable learners within mainstream educational institutions means that there is increasing pressure upon professionals to develop the skills to identify and support a range of specific learning needs in literacy and study skills across the curriculum. This award focuses upon identification, assessment and practical support for learners of all ages with SpLD/Dyslexia. Students can choose to combine the academic study at Master's level with the development of practical competence required by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) through professional placement supervised by expert tutors. Through the professional practice element of the course students have the opportunity to apply to the BDA for their sought after International Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Associate Membership (AMBDA) and Assessment Practising Certificate (APC).

Course modules

Modules include: identifying and supporting learners with SpLD/dyslexia; assessment methodology for SpLD/dyslexia; identifying and overcoming maths difficulties; SpLD/dyslexia (the effective assessment report); action enquiry/independent study.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 - 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2017 - 9 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2017 - 6 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus BA2 9BN South West

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