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


12 months





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, over a period of twelve months. 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.

Booking your place

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

  • September intake: application deadline 15th May
  • January intake: application deadline 15th September
  • April intake: application deadline 15th December

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

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 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, including a pass in GCSE English (or equivalent) 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 period of 12 months from your start date.

The course module will automatically expire 12 months after it has been loaded to your account. 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 correct at the time of publication. All prices are subject to change

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