Professional Accreditation

The BDA offers a range of professional accreditations for teaching and assessing children and adults with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

Teachers and assessors will need to prove that they can meet the criteria laid down by the BDA Accreditation Board; all accreditations can be gained on the successful completion of a BDA accredited course or equivalent.

These accreditations are Approved Teacher/Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) for the teaching of those with Specific Learning Difficulties/dyslexia;, Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) is for Specialist Teachers qualified to diagnose those with Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia; Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) for Specialist Teachers also needing to assess for DSA purposes; Accredited Learning Support Assistant (ALSA) to provide support in the classroom for children with dyslexia. There is also the Teaching Practising Certificate (TPC) which is peer reviewed

Applicants wishing to apply for any of these accreditations must complete the relevant application form and submit along with a signed Tutor Form from their course leader (if necessary) and send to the Accreditation Officer at the BDA. We aim to process first applications in four to six weeks; however it may be necessary to refer applications to the BDA Accreditation Board which meets twice a year, around March and September. Applicants will receive a certificate for the appropriate accreditation.

Once an accreditation is awarded applicants are expected to keep themselves up to date with current thinking and practices and submit a continual professional development portfolio to the BDA every three years on the anniversary of their award. In all cases these CPD portfolios are assessed by the BDA. Accreditation Board. A CPD certificate will be issued on successful submission. 

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LEVEL OF ACCREDITATION

FEES

NOTES

ALSA

£50

Please refer back to your course provider for information on how to apply 

ATS/APS    

£70

 

ATS Individual Merit

£150

 

AMBDA

£70

 

CPD Renewal

£75

 

AMBDA Individual Merit

 

 

Stage 1 £150
Stage 2 £240
Stage 3 £165

 

ATS/APS
AMBDA
APC

 

TPC

£60

Plus Full Professional Membership paid annually by direct debit  

APC Route 1

£165

Includes £15 SASC fee; Plus Full Professional Membership paid annually by direct debit  

APC Route 1 Plus £240 £165 plus £75 for marking of assessment report; Plus Full Professional Membership paid annually by direct debit

APC Route 2

£555

£390 for processing application and report marking; £165 APC fee , includes £15 SASC fee; Plus Full Professional Membership paid annually by direct debit

APC Route 3

£165

Includes £15 SASC fee; Plus Full Professional Membership paid annually by direct debit

APC Route 4

£165

Includes £15 SASC fee; Plus Full Professional Membership paid annually by direct debit

APC Renewal

 

Submission of second report

 

 

£165

 

£110

 

 

Includes £15 SASC fee; Plus Full Professional Membership paid annually by direct debit

If first report does not meet the required standard you may be asked to submit a second report

Student Professional Membership

£25

Available to students studying on a BDA accredited course; paid annually by direct debit

Professional Membership

£68

A requirement for holding APC and TPC; paid annually by direct debit

Prices correct as of  September 1st 2015 and may be subject to change.

Contact Us

Accreditation, British Dyslexia Association, 6a Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane, Bracknell, RG12 7BW

E: accreditation@bdadyslexia.org.uk