Part of an Accredited Course
Accredited Level 7 - Diploma in Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention
About the course
The BDA Accredited Level 7 Diploma in Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention provides training for individuals who already hold ATS/APS (or equivalent), have a professional interest in assessment for dyslexia and the necessary skills to study at level 7. 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 two intakes each year - September and January. Candidates will need to complete and submit an Application Form prior to booking with deadlines as follows:
- January intake: applications for January are now closed.
- September intake: application deadline 15th May
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and therefore applications may close earlier than advertised due to the limited number of places on the course.
Who is this course suitable for?
The BDA Level 7 Diploma in Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention (AMBDA and AMBDA FE/HE) provides training for individuals who already hold ATS/APS (or equivalent) and have a professional interest in assessment for dyslexia. The course is modular and flexible (within one year) and can be undertaken part time, through online learning. Individuals can apply for the course at any time to join a cohort in either January or September.
The course is suitable for assessing all age groups. You will be qualified to diagnose dyslexia either in pre-16 or post-16 depending on the age of the learners you assess and teach on the course. It may be possible for you to qualify to teach and assess across all age ranges; you would need to contact us to discuss this further. This would require additional study time and cost.
What is the qualification?
This level 7 diploma holds BDA AMBDA and/or an APC.
To undertake this Level 7 Diploma in Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention (AMBDA and AMBDA FE/HE) you must already hold ATS/APS or have completed a course leading to ATS/APS within the last three years. The course must include two years full-time (or equivalent hours part-time) teaching experience in order to fulfil AMBDA requirements.
This is a postgraduate qualification and candidates will be expected to work independently at this level.
Candidates will need to complete and submit an application form prior to booking any elements of the Level 7 certificate. This provides us with information about your background and experience and will help us determine whether you are eligible for the course. Once your application has been approved and you have been accepted onto the programme, you will then be able to book the course.
Please see the following page which explains the options if you have completed a course leading to ATS/APS more than three years ago. Information regarding Individual Merit can be found on our website.
How is the programme put together?
The course is delivered entirely through e-learning. All candidates will have access to a personal tutor. The communication will primarily be via email with telephone calls/TEAMS used when needed. A reading/website list will be provided for candidates to undertake additional guided learning. Access to study groups will also be made available to candidates in order that they can share thoughts and ideas with peers.
The course consists of online content in a range of formats as well as reflective activities to check learning as the individual progresses through the course. There will be ongoing formative and summative assessment.
This programme has been designed to provide candidates with:
- Flexibility in booking and planning your study time to fit around other activities;
- Regular support from a team of specialist tutors who all hold AMBDA/APC status;
- Utilisation of independent online study;
- The option to book and pay for the programme in two instalments;
- Alternatively, the entire programme can be booked and paid for upfront.
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.