London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Supporting Older Children and Young People with Dyslexia and Specific Learning Differences

This course is specially designed for those working, or who intend to work, with children and young people over 11 years old who may have specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) linked to dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, or Asperger Syndrome and who may perhaps also be experiencing behavioural and emotional issues.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree from a UK university or equivalent. Additionally, a full, current disclosure and barring service check is a mandatory requirement of taking part in this course. You will be required to undertake this prior to enrolling on the course. Mature applicants (over 21) who do not meet the standard entry requirement are most welcome to apply.

Course modules

Modules you will take towards the completion of this course: Postgraduate Certificate: Definitions and theories of dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (30 credits, year-long); Postgraduate Certificate: Specific learning difficulties and effective learning (professional practice) (30 credits, year-long); Postgraduate Diploma: Practice-based research project (40 credits, year-long); Postgraduate Diploma: Either research methods in education or specialist study module (20 credits, autumn); Master's: Dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Student will be assessed through a combination of practical placements and written critical reflections on practice within a practice-based portfolio, observations and review of practice, case-study project (practice-based) and an assessed oral presentation, academic project, dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Part-time £ 885 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
020 7133 4202