SpLD Specialist Teacher Training Courses

The following are institutions which provide training for specialist teachers seeking to gain qualifications  meeting requirements:

  • for Full Membership of Patoss and an SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate [those qualifications which meet criteria for AMBDA (Associate Membership of the BDA or that are approved by SASC)          or which would qualify
  • for Associate Membership of Patoss, [qualifications which meet criteria for Approved Teacher or Approved Practitioner Status of the BDA].
OCR (Oxford, Cambridge & RSA)

Tel: 024 7647 0033
Fax: 024 7642 1944

Email: Customer Information Bureau

37 centres around the country running diploma and certificate courses. Some of these are listed on the following pages, or contact OCR for possible others.

Training in specialist teaching and assessment at levels 5 and 7 leading to ATS or AMBDA and Assessment Practising Certificates.

Bath Spa University

Identifying and Supporting Learners with SpLD/Dyslexia (ATS)
Assessment methodology for SpLD/Dyslexia (Top up to AMBDA + APC)
Masters in SpLD/Dyslexia

Delivered in both Bath and London
SpLD/Dyslexia: The Effective Assessment Report (Module leading to APC - pre-requisite ATS + CCET) delivered in conjunction with Patoss - 

Dr Sarah Couzens
CPD Office
Tel: 01225 875540

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

Frensham, Surrey
OCR Level 5 Diploma SpLD (ATS)
OCR Level 7 Diploma SpLD (AMBDA + APC)
Tel: 01252 792 400

The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre announces its new OCR level 5 Diploma programme – Teaching Students with SpLD in Further and Higher Education’

  • OCR Accredited
  • Unique blended learning approach
  • Flexible delivery system
  • Accredited teacher status in one year
  • April to April delivery to better fit the academic year

Anyone wanting to work or already working in the SpLD field at Further or Higher education levels will benefit from this unique programme. Delivered through a clever blended learning approach, combining just 16 days of attendance with on line resources and delivery and 20 hours of specialist teaching practice, this programme is the fast track to achieving your goals. This fast track delivery means you will spend less time away from your job, so unlike traditional day release courses, there is less to juggle in your already busy life.

OCR Accredited at level 5 and recognised by the BDA you can achieve accredited teacher status in just one year. Starting in the April so it fits into your current academic year, you will learn about how dyslexia/dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties affect a student’s learning. More importantly, you will learn how tutors can provide the most appropriate support to help a student achieve.

The aim of this course is to produce confident, qualified, professional specialist tutors to work within the SpLD field at FE and HE levels.