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Course overview

This course aims to provide you with the professional attributes to make a real difference to children, young people and adults with specific learning differences (dyslexia). You will have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to act as a specialist teacher and/or assessor for dyslexia in line with British Dyslexia Association (BDA) requirements.

Postgraduate Studies in Education Open Evenings

If you are interested in this course why not pay us a visit? We are holding a series of Open Evenings at our Riverside Campus throughout the year.

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  • Riverside Campus, Chester
3-6 years

Why Study Dyslexia Research and Practice with us?

Our courses allow study for the ATS/APS or AMBDA for either Schools or FE/HE, making it suitable for those who need the relevant qualifications to be Non-Medical Helpers in HE, plus those working in FE. We have also introduced the ATS/APS Dyscalculia/Numeracy course for those who wish to specialise in dyscalculia/SpLD and maths difficulties.

When learning to assess for the Postgraduate Diploma, we have copies of the main standardised tests which our students can borrow.

The Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma are both at Level 7, giving the successful candidate 120 CAT points of the 180 needed for an MA, therefore putting an MA within reach alongside the BDA accreditation.

Riverside Campus, Chester

The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care

The University took ownership of the former County Hall in Chester in 2010 and transformed it into the Riverside Campus building, which provides exceptionally high quality and state-of-the-art facilities for its two resident faculties. This iconic building in the centre of Chester is just a 20-minute walk from the main Chester Campus.

Riverside Campus houses the Library collections for Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care students along with several IT laboratories for 'open access' and teaching use. All of the teaching spaces are equipped with high-grade audiovisual technology and provide an excellent learning experience.

In addition, Riverside Campus provides a 192-seat lecture theatre, containing raked seating and a widescreen capable of showing Blu-ray and HD films.

Riverside’s café and coffee shop serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals. Meanwhile, the Student Space provides social, group work and discussion space for students, with hot and cold drinks vending machines and snack machines available, and students are able to eat their own food here.

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Visit us at a postgraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Postgraduate Admissions

Education and Children's Services

Open Days 2018

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it's really like to study at the University of Chester.

Warrington Date

  • Saturday 20th October

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 13th October (Maternal and Women’s Reproductive Health)
  • Saturday 27th October (Faculty of Education and Children’s Services)
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