SpLD/Dyslexia: Professional Practice in Assessment & Reporting

Patoss is working in collaboration with the University of South Wales to deliver a 30 credit Level 7, SASC authorised module, leading to an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC).


This module will provide you with the theoretical foundation, appropriate tools and supervised practice to develop your existing specialist skills into those of the specialist teacher assessor.

This course is designed to enhance students’ existing understanding of SpLD/dyslexia, which will have been established through previous study. To be eligible to undertake the course, there are two possible pathways:

Course Description

University of South Wales and Patoss tutors will share delivery of the academic component of the module and Patoss, through its group of professional practice tutors and a dedicated online learning platform, will provide additional support to develop your assessment practice.


Pathway 1: You will have completed the following:

  • Either the Patoss AAA: Assessing for Access Arrangements or the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing CCET and
  • a specialist teaching qualification accredited at Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Approved Practitioner status (APS) level.

Pathway 2: You will have an AMBDA level specialist teacher/assessor qualification gained more than 5 years ago.

Entry requirements apply so for further information please contact the Patoss lead tutor, Julie Baister

Course Outcome

Successful completion will enable participants to apply for an Assessment Practising Certificate which endorses a specialist teacher’s qualifications and competence to undertake full diagnostic assessments for Specific Learning Difficulties/dyslexia. 


The course is due to commence in November 2018 with four London-based attendance sessions which will take place from November to March 2019. Course fees: £2200 per person.

Terms & Conditions

By submitting an application, you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within of 30 days from the date in which your application is confirmed as successful, or before the first day of the course [whichever is sooner] and accept our terms and conditions. You also agree to adhere to the terms of our cancellation policy.


Julie Baister, Patoss Lead Tutor

E: jbaister@patoss-dyslexia.org

When & Where

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SASC Blue Block

28 Hours

For those professionals seeking to update an Assessment Practising Certificate, this event will contribute 5 hours to the core assessment practice CPD requirements.

What is SASC?


This course uses blended training, which means it is made up of both attendance and online training.


This course is worth 300 hours CPD

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SpLD Dyslexia Professional Practice in Assessment and Reporting USW