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Accredited Level 5 - Certificate in Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties; Support and Intervention





Who is this course suitable for?

The BDA Level 5 Certificate in Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties; Support and Intervention provides training for individuals who have a professional interest in dyscalculia in order for them to become informed practitioners and teachers. The course is delivered in the form of eLearning and can be undertaken full time or part time.

It is of particular benefit to:

  • Teachers and Teaching Assistants supporting maths in primary, secondary and tertiary settings;
  • Tutors and support staff in Further Education and other adult learning settings;
  • Support staff in Higher Education;
  • It is also accessible to those who have a desire to improve their skills and knowledge in the area of dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties and display the ability to study at Level 5

What is the qualification?

This Level 5 certificate holds BDA Approved Teacher Dyscalculia/Approved Practitioner Dyscalculia (BDA ATD/APD) accreditation.

This means that candidates who have successfully passed the Level 5 certificate can apply to the BDA for ATD or APD status and professional membership.

Entry Requirements

The BDA is committed to widening participation and, as such, has an open policy to its courses. However, candidates will be expected to have a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English and at least two years’ recent and relevant maths (teaching or support) experience in an educational setting.

Applicants who do not fulfil all the requirements above may be considered for 'special entry' if they can demonstrate other relevant academic and/or professional experience. Such applicants are advised to apply in the first instance and fully explain their experience in their application statement.

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