Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Specific Learning Difficulties (Schools)

These courses are principally designed to enable classroom practitioners gain a high level of knowledge and skill so that they can expertly meet the needs of learners with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs).

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have an undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent, or a postgraduate award; as well as two years professional experience working with SpLD learners, either in schools or with students in continuing and higher education. Applicants must hold Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent. Applicants will be encouraged to claim accreditation for prior learning in any field of education as well as the specialist area that you intend to study. Anyone wishing to apply for a TDA funded place in 2010-11 must provide evidence of a CRB check/ISA Registration.

Course modules

Consultancy and co-morbidity; introduction to the nature and assessment of SpLD in FE/HE; multisensory teaching project for FE/HE; specific learning difficulties: intervention and the practice of teaching; specific learning difficulties: legal issues and consultancy; specific learning difficulties: nature, assessment and intervention; support for learning: management of SpLD from early years to GCSE.

Assessment methods

Written assignments and supervised teaching practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Didsbury Campus Manchester M20 2RR North West

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