Continual Professional Development
The awards of either Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) or Approved Teacher Status (ATS) indicate that their holders have a high level of understanding of dyslexia and professional competence in teaching and supporting dyslexic learners.
As with all professions, it is important both for the continuing credibility of the designation and the provision of accurate information for ‘consumers’, that these understandings and competencies are up to date and current. Both are of equal importance. The BDA must be able to confirm, when asked, that for any holder of a designation this is so.
The BDA Accreditation Board is pleased to note that the impact of dyslexia on learners of all ages is now increasingly recognised. In addition, there are increasing developments in its understanding and methods of teaching and support, stemming from those developments. Consequently, the Accreditation Board has decided that every three years holders of AMBDA and ATS should be asked to demonstrate the Professional Development Activities and direct teaching they have undertaken so as to remain conversant with knowledge, skills and professional competence required of them in their specialist teaching role.
Please click on the links below to download the full pack you will require:
- BDA Continual Professional Development cover letter
- Guidelines for Recording Continual Professional Development
- Continual Professional Development portfolio
Please send your paperwork in triplicate.
To submit a CPD portfolio for an Assessment Practicing Certificate (CPD) please see our APC page.
For any questions or issues, please contact the Accreditation Administrator at the BDA on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0845 251 9003 and select option 4.