Diagnosing Dyslexia: Assessment Practice and Reporting (DDAPR)

(Please note: This course replaces Professional Practice in Assessment and Reporting (PPAR) from January 2023)

Patoss working alongside the University of Chester present an exciting new course

NEW COURSE

Diagnosing Dyslexia: Assessment Practice and Reporting (DDAPR)

(Please note: This course replaces Professional Practice in Assessment and Reporting (PPAR) from January 2023)

Patoss in partnership with the University of Chester presents an exciting new course. On successful completion of the Diagnosing Dyslexia: Assessment Practice and Reporting (DDAPR) course, you will be eligible to apply for an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) (SASC approval pending).

Do something great!

  • Explore your understanding of dyslexia
  • Develop your existing professional practice skills, knowledge and understanding as a specialist teacher and access arrangements assessor into those of the specialist teacher/assessor.
  • Develop and underpin diagnostic assessment skills and qualify for an APC.
  • Through a combination of compulsory ‘live’ taught online sessions, 1:1 tutorials, networking groups and self-directed study, you will gain the knowledge, understanding and professional practice skills to assess for dyslexia.

    Through a combination of compulsory ‘live’ taught online sessions, 1:1 tutorials, networking groups and self-directed study, you will gain the knowledge, understanding and professional practice skills to assess for dyslexia.

    Module 1: University of Chester. Understanding Dyslexia: Associated Traits, Barriers to Learning and Causation Theories (20 credits at Level 7)

    This module is delivered by the University of Chester and will provide the theoretical underpinning to Module 2.

    Module 2: Patoss Professional Practice

    This module is delivered by Patoss and focusses on the development of professional practice skills in assessment and reporting to enable and facilitate the diagnostic assessment of dyslexia.

    Both modules need to be successfully completed to pass the course.

    On successful course completion, you will be eligible to apply for an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC).

    This is a 12 month course developed to support those working part time or full time within an educational setting and who wish to gain an additional professional qualification. This course would also be suitable for those who are self-employed and/ or work on a freelance basis. Please note attendance is compulsory for all online sessions detailed below.

    Session 1: Wednesday 4th January 2023, 5- 8pm (UoC module)

    Session 2: Wednesday 11th January 2023, 5- 8pm (UoC module)

    Session 3: Wednesday 1st February 2023, 5- 8pm (UoC module)

    Session 4: Wednesday 8th February 2023, 5- 8pm (UoC module)

    Session 5: Tuesday 28th February 2023, 6- 8pm (Patoss module)

    Session 6: Tuesday 7th March 2023, 6- 8pm (Patoss module)

    Session 7: Tuesday 14th March 2023, 6- 8pm (Patoss module)

    Session 8: Tuesday 21st March 2023, 6- 8pm (Patoss module)

    Session 9: Tuesday 28th March 2023, 6- 8pm (Patoss module)

    Session 10: Tuesday 18th April 2023, 6- 8pm (Patoss module)

    Session 11: Tuesday 25th April 2023, 6- 8pm (Patoss module)

    Session 12: Tuesday 9th May 2023, 6-8pm (Patoss module)

    Session 13: Tuesday 16th May 2023, 6- 8pm (Patoss module)

    Session 14: Saturday 20th May 2023, 10.30am- 4pm (Patoss module)

    Session 15: Tuesday 12th September 2022, 6- 8pm (Patoss module)

    Module 1 - assessed by the University of Chester

    Portfolio demonstrating a theoretical understanding that underpins the assessment of dyslexia.

    Module 2 - assessed by Patoss

    Professional Practice Portfolio which includes three case studies.

    Please note, Case Study 1 will draw on evidence from your previous qualifications at ATS/ APS and AAA, PAPAA or CCET, CPT3a or ETAAC.

    Both modules must be successfully completed to pass the course.

    Good to Know

    There are submission deadlines throughout the course, and these must be strictly adhered to. For your information the main deadlines are as follows:

    University of Chester academic module submission deadline:

    Wednesday 3rd May 2023

    Patoss Professional Practice Module assignment submission deadlines:

    Wednesday 8th March 2023

    Wednesday 19th April 2023

    Wednesday 7th June 2023

    Wednesday 12th July 2023

    20th September 2023

    1st November 2023

    6th December 2023

    The course is taught via an online platform, including a series of online taught sessions, workshops, networking groups and essential online activities. Students will be expected to engage with independent study, including wider reading. 1:1 online tutorials will be available to support learning.

    Where is the course taught?

    The course is delivered as live online taught sessions. Students are responsible for ensuring they have the resources available to access online learning.

    Resources

    You will have access to:

    • Online library (via University of Chester)
    • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

    Please note when you apply, you will need to confirm that you have access to relevant test materials. We do not provide access to psychometric tests. Please refer to the SpLD Test Evaluation Committee (STEC) Pre and Post 16 test lists which can be accessed on the SASC website (www.sasc.org.uk) in the Downloads section. Please email ddapr@patoss-dyslexia.org if you wish to discuss this prior to your application.

    In addition, for the purposes of completing the assessed case studies, you will also need access to at least two students who are at risk of dyslexia. It is your responsibility, not the responsibility of Patoss, to find suitable students and suitable assessment spaces to support the completion of the course.

    The DDAPR course is designed for those working in education who have met the eligibility criteria, and who wish to develop their professional practice skills to conduct full diagnostic assessments for SpLD Dyslexia for children, young people and/ or adults.

    We are entering a period of significant educational reform with the proposed National Standards for SEN, this qualification may help you to provide guidance to an educational setting(s) with respect to the identification and assessment of students with dyslexia.

    Jan 2023 entry

    UK students: £2200

    International students: Please email ddapr@patoss-dyslexia.org for further information.

    Jan 2024 entry

    UK students: To be published.

    International students: To be published.

    Jan 2025 entry

    UK students: To be published.

    International students: To be published.

    Please note the fees for application for an APC are not included in the course fee. Application is made by individual students on successful course completion to their relevant professional organisation.

    What we look for in potential students.

    You will have completed:

    • an undergraduate degree (minimum second class honours) in an education related field
    • A specialist teacher qualification approved at Accredited Teacher Status (ATS) or Accredited Practitioner Status (APS). Specialist Teacher qualifications listed on the Patoss website that are eligible for Associate Membership are also accepted

    and either

    • Patoss: Assessing for Access Arrangements (AAA)

    or

    • Communicate-ed: Postgraduate Award of Proficiency in Assessment for Access Arrangements (PAPAA)

    or

    • Real Training: Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) or Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3a),

    or

    • Education Elephant: Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) or Educational Testing & Access Arrangements Certificate (ETAAC)

    As an alternative, you may have successfully completed an AMBDA course more than 5 years ago and wish to update your professional practice.

    There are two phases to the application process:

    Phase 1

    Please complete the application form on the Patoss website.

    Before applying you will need access to your certificates and details of an employer or academic referee who will provide a reference for the course.

    Please note, you must be competent in administering and scoring psychometric tests, and have access to students and appropriate test materials for pre and/ or post 16 assessments (please refer to the Resources section above). This will need to be evidenced in your application.

    You will be notified by email within 10 days of your application if you have been successful. If you have been successful, details will be sent regarding phase 2 of the application process. Please ensure your contact details are correct, including your email address as this will be used in all future communications.

    Phase 2

    You will apply directly to the University of Chester for the academic module. A link for this will be supplied following your successful completion of Phase 1.

    Both phases must be completed before your application is complete.

    The application closing date is Friday 12th November 2022.

    Please note, places are limited and if the course is full prior to the application deadline date course applications will be closed and this will be noted on the website. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. Late applications will not be considered.

    There will be an online information event held on Tuesday 27th September 2022, 6.30- 7.30pm. You will have the opportunity to listen to a short presentation, and talk to course staff and previous students. Please contact Sarah Reay (ddapr@patoss-dyslexia.org) to book your place.

    DDAPR Course leader: Sarah Reay

    Email: ddapr@patoss-dyslexia.org

    Patoss Assessing for Access Arrangements (AAA)

    https://www.patoss-dyslexia.org/Online/aaa-assessing-for-access-arrangements/6452?OccId=21077)

    University of Chester: Dyscalculia Research and Practice leading to both ATS/APS and AMBDA

    https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/dyscalculia-research-and-practice

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Sarah Reay, Course Leader

E: ddapr@patoss-dyslexia.org

T:   01386 275808

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This course is worth 300 hours CPD