Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)Newton Park Campus
Location: Newton Park Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/10/01
Duration: 6 months
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Bath Spa University evaluation:
17.2 : 1
A British Dyslexia Association (BDA) accredited Certificate in dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (SpLD).
- Develop extensive knowledge of SpLD/Dyslexia through well-established and highly regarded modules.
- Benefit from the opportunity to gain Approved Teacher/Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) from the BDA.
- Learn through a mixture of daytime, weekend and twilight sessions designed to help you combine study and employment.
Applicants (with the exception of speech and language therapists and psychologists) should have a 1st degree in education or linked pedagogy and, ideally, 2 years of teaching experience. If the applicant already has recognised SpLD/Dyslexia qualification at ATS level, they can apply to use this prior qualification to gain entry to the Assessment Methodology module as Accreditation for Prior Learning (APL) towards the Master’s or PG Dip in SpLD/Dyslexia, as well as using this to top up their BDA qualification to AMBDA level.
IELTS: 6.5 (a minimum of 5.5 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Bath Spa University.
About this university
There are various resources available to international students to make the transition to their new home easier and help them to get the most out of their new environment. There are International Student support pages filled with information ranging from immigration and visas information, financial services and even help with learning English, if this isn't a student's first language, through the Writing and Learning Centre. There is advice and help for those seeking to combine working with their studies as well as for those bringing their families with them while they are studying. There are also cultural and interest groups through the student union of interest to international students. The main Student Union facilities are on the Newton Park campus, though there are satellite branches on all campuses. The union operates a bar, cafe, a shop and gym as well as organising various annual events. These include a series of Fresher events as well as summer and winter balls. The union even has its own student card, called Student Zest that offers discounts to students across 100 local businesses. In addition, it operates some 20 sports societies, 10 sports clubs and 40 interest societies. There are sports facilities for everything from football and rugby to netball as well as fitness and wellbeing sports.