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Specific Learning Difficulties and Inclusion
Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Inclusion
Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Inclusion

Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Inclusion

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • Two years of recent and relevant professional experience in an educational setting


  • QTS or equivalent


  • Good honours Degree (2:1 or above) of a UK University or from a recognised University other than in the UK


  • Applicants woring in children’s services without QTS with an ordinary degree in Early Years Teacher Status or QTLS will be considered

English requirement

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)

Course Information



This programme replaces the OCR Level 5 and 7 qualifications which have been discontinued by OCR.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and Inclusion will provide you with the skills to become a specialist teacher in literacy and understand the underlying difficulties that individuals with dyslexia experience.  It will help you to understand and qualify you to provide detailed assessments for access arrangements or the disabled student allowance.

The programme is made up of four modules and the overall aim of the course is to:

  • understand the nature of literacy difficulties and those associated with SpLD (including dyslexia)
  • enable professionals working within educational settings to understand and use a range of teaching approaches to support learners with literacy difficulties (including dyslexia)
  • develop your critical understanding of psychometrics and how standardised assessments are used within access arrangments
  • develop your ability to select and accurately administer standardised assessments as part of a full diagnostic assessment

The first two modules will be taught in year 1 and the second two modules in year 2.

The course is taught on a part-time basis in twilight sessions (usually 5-8pm).  Face to face teaching is within informal and interactive small group seminars.  Sessions will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of assessment and teaching.

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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Literacy teacher
  • Careers in disability support services in further or higher education
  • Specialist teacher and assessor in a local authority
  • Private tutor or assessor

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