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].

Southampton Education School MSc Education Specific Learning Difficulties (MSc Ed SpLD). This well-established professional training programme for Specialist Teacher Assessors has been recently updated and is now accredited for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association at both AMBDA and AMBDA FE/HE levels. The programme integrates up-to-date theory and practice, with supervised professional practice available as part of the assessed work to enable suitably qualified candidates to meet the requirements for AMBDA and apply for an assessment practising certificate (APC). This programme is best pursued part time over two years to allow sufficient time for the supervised practice.

For more information please visit  www.southampton.ac.uk/education/spld


OCR Level 5 Diploma SpLD
Brook Street,
Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2PW
TEL: 0845 207 8220

OCR Level 5 diploma in teaching learners with dyslexia/specific learning difficulties – 10218 (ATS)

OCR Level 5 diploma in teaching & assessing learners with dyslexia/specific learning difficulties – 10219 (AMBDA)

Course Co-ordinator: Julie Sweeting

Email: juliesweeting60@gmail.com

Tel: 07882 184 347