Manchester Metropolitan University

Specific Learning Difficulties

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 need to: *have a UK honours degree or international equivalent. have a minimum of two year's teaching experience. be able to satisfy on application that they are able to undertake all the programme related tasks. *Applicants must have qualified at level 6 - a foundation degree does not meet our entry requirements. Up to 60 credits can be claimed by teachers who have already undertaken a post graduate award in Specific Learning Difficulties that is BDA accredited at Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Approved Practitioner (APS) level. We will also consider applications from professionals in related fields, such as speech therapists, educational psychologists and occupational therapists. Applicants should clearly state whether they have QTS on their application form as the award given by the BDA at the end of year 1 will be Approved Practitioner Status (APS) not Approved Teacher Status (ATS) for those practitioners.
Applicants will normally need to: *have a UK honours degree or international equivalent. have a minimum of two year's teaching experience. be able to satisfy on application that they are able to undertake all the programme related tasks. *Applicants must have qualified at level 6 - a foundation degree does not meet our entry requirements.
Up to 60 credits can be claimed by teachers who have already undertaken a post graduate award in Specific Learning Difficulties that is BDA accredited at Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Approved Practitioner (APS) level.
We will also consider applications from professionals in related fields, such as speech therapists, educational psychologists and occupational therapists. Applicants should clearly state whether they have QTS on their application form as the award given by the BDA at the end of year 1 will be Approved Practitioner Status (APS) not Approved Teacher Status (ATS) for those practitioners.

Course modules

Typical units of study may include: Year 1: you will study 2 units: SpLD: nature, assessment and intervention; SpLD: intervention and the practice of teaching; successful completion of these units leads to BDA approved teacher status or approved practitioner status (for those without QTS). Year 2: you will study a further 2 units for the PgDIP; SpLD: support for learning: management of SpLD from early years to GCSE; SpLD: legal issues and consultancy; successful completion of these two units leads to the award of AMBDA. Year 3: successful completion of years 1 and 2 and a dissertation in year 3 leads to an MA specific learning difficulties.

Assessment methods

Written assignments and supervised teaching practice.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 1 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 1 1 Years

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