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


12-16 months


From £2475



About this course

The BDA Accredited Level 5 Certificate in Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties: Support and Intervention enables you to be a specialist teacher with learners with maths related difficulties. The course is modular and flexible and can be undertaken part time, through online learning. It includes academic written tasks followed by teaching practice. These are delivered under the guidance of a personal tutor with access to peer support provided. Please note that this course will require a time commitment of up to 12 hours per week.

Please note that fees will increase to £2,950 for courses starting after May 2024.

Booking your place

There are three intakes per year - September, January, and May. Candidates will need to complete and submit an Application Form prior to booking with deadlines as follows:

  • January intake: application deadline 7th November
  • May intake: application deadline 7th February
  • September intake: application deadline 7th June

*there are limited number of candidates per intake so deadline applications may close earlier than advertised.

*All training courses are subject to availability and there is no guarantee that we will have a space available on the next training course even if we have approved your application. We reserve the right to accept or reject your booking.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for a broad range of individuals working in education.

It is of particular benefit to:

  • Teachers, teaching assistants and tutors supporting maths in primary, secondary and tertiary settings;
  • Tutors and support staff in Further or Higher Education and other adult learning settings;
  • 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 (equivalent to undergraduate level).

What is the qualification?

The BDA Level 5 Certificate in Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties; Support and Intervention is the first step towards becoming a specialist teacher or tutor for learners with maths related difficulties.

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.

For further information about BDA professional accreditations plesae visit Accreditation.

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.

Please note: you will have access to the course for a limited period from your start date. Should you need to extend this timeline, please liaise directly with your allocated tutor; who will advise you of the process to apply and pay for extension.

All prices are correct at the time of publication. All prices are subject to change.

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