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].

Institution Name:   The Child and Educational Psychology Practice

Location: Norwich

Course Leader: Jennie Price

Contact telephone:  07854858916

Contact email: office@cepp.co.uk

Course Title and accreditation level:     QCF Level 7 Diploma Teaching and Assessing Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties - OCR 10219

QCF Level 5 Diploma Teaching Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties - OCR 10218

University of Birmingham

Contact details

Email: languageliteraciesdyslexia@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Telephone: 0121 414 4832


The Language, Literacies and Dyslexia distance learning programme, is aimed at teachers, speech and language therapists and other professionals working with children, young people and students in further and higher education at pre-16 and FE/HE education levels who have difficulties with learning literacy skills.

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) award, meets the specialist professional practice competencies required by the Joint Qualifications Council UK, and the British Dyslexia Association’s AMBDA accreditation, in diagnostic assessment, and intervention/ specialist teaching with learners with literacy difficulties/ specific learning difficulties at school and FE/HE levels of provision. The PGCert award allows practitioners, who wish, to apply for the different BDA accreditations (ATS, APS, AMBDA) depending on their interests.