Professional development and Teacher training
We provide a wide range of opportunities to raise awareness about dyslexia both in formal, and informal settings.
As affiliates of Psychology within the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, our Teaching Service is also proud to be actively involved in training students with an interest in education, and specialisms in language and literacy tuition. Our student trainees have become a valued part of our teaching activities.
We offer the following services at the Centre;
A range of BDA accredited courses for qualified teachers, and other professionals, who work in the field of education
The Miles Dyslexia Centre is accredited by the British Dyslexia Association to deliver professional development courses for teachers.
- ATS/ APS: Course of Further Professional Studies in Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia (CFPS), a self-contained one-year course run as a Module in the p/t MA programme. This part-time course is run in association with the Bangor University School of Education and requires attendance at 5 weekends during the academic year; it requires 40 hours of study and includes a teaching practice element of 20 hours individual teaching in the student’s home area, this is supervised by a personal tutor and recorded lessons.
- On successful completion students can apply to the BDA for ATS (Approved Teacher Status) or APS (Approved Practitioner Status) and will then be recognised as a specialist dyslexia teacher.
- AMBDA: Two modules on Dyslexia: Theory and Practical, and one on Assessment in the p/t Postgraduate Diploma/Masters programme, also run-in association with the Bangor University School of Education. This requires attendance at 5 weekends during the academic year and is of two- or three-years duration, depending on the cycle of modules. It requires 90 hours of study and includes a teaching practice element of 30 hours individual teaching in the student’s home area which is supervised by a personal tutor and by recorded lessons. The Assessment module also requires the teacher to carry out an observed assessment, which can be recorded.
- On successful completion of the three modules students can apply to the BDA for AMBDA (Associated Member of the British Dyslexia Association) and an APC (Assessment Practising Certificate) and will then be recognised as a specialist teacher and assessor.
- Under current regulations, teachers holding AMBDA, and an APC, are recognised by the Joint Examining Board as qualified to carry out assessments of pupils needing special arrangements in SATs, GCSE examinations and the DSA (Disabled Students Allowance).
- Those wishing to enrol on the above courses are not required to hold Qualified Teacher Status but will need two years full-time (or the equivalent) classroom teaching experience. Enquiries to Joanna Dunton, Coordinator of Teaching Service.
Workshops and training sessions for parents, individual schools, and LEAs by arrangement
If you are considering a training package/day please contact us to discuss your requirements. Bespoke sessions are thoughtfully developed to target your specific requirements.
Previous sessions have been delivered to North Wales Police, Denbighshire LEA, Local schools, Parent groups and Sylfaen amongst many others.
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Advice and consultations for parents, teachers, and schools
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