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Professional Accreditation

CE Trust Bursary

Please note: Applications for this year are now closed

Project rationale

As the national voice for people with dyslexia, the British Dyslexia Association is committed to having a diverse tutor community to reflect and serve the diverse needs of people with dyslexia.

We recognise that potential tutors from African, Caribbean and Asian backgrounds experience barriers to recruitment on training courses.

As part of our wider work on cultural perspectives and inclusion, the British Dyslexia Association is offering a bursary to Black and Asian candidates wishing to gain a recognised Level 5 or Level 7 qualification in Dyslexia Support and/or Assessment.

Please click on the downloads below to read more about this unique opportunity if you:

  • identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic*
  • are based in London
  • have experience of supporting learners in an education setting (children or adults) and
  • would like to gain a qualification that would help you transform the lives of some of our most vulnerable learners

Key application dates

Bursary launch: Tuesday 13 July 2021

Applications open: Wednesday 14 July 2021

Applications close: Wednesday 15 September 2021

Decision made by: Friday 1 October 2021

Successful applicants notified by: Successful applicants will be notified via email during the week commencing Monday 11 October 2021.

Course begins: January 2022

*The British Dyslexia Association understands and acknowledges that the term “BAME”, while useful to identify potential candidates, is problematic. It is used in this publication to refer to individuals from racialised minority groups who have experienced barriers to access and progression.

How to apply

Once you heave read through the CE Trust Bursary Information Pack, please complete and return to us our CE Trust Bursary Application Form. When you have finished, please send your completed application form to:

Please ensure to include your application as an email attachment, and mark the email subject line as ‘Bursary Scheme’ followed by your name.

For additional information or any queries please contact the BDA Training team on:

Email: - please mark the email subject line as ‘Bursary Scheme’ followed by your name.

Phone: 0333 405 4565

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