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Dyslexia CPD Assessing Adults Age 16+


This course is designed for professionals who work within the FE/HE sector and would like to update their diagnostic assessment and report writing skills. It would also be useful for assessors currently working with the under 16 age group, who wish to extend their skills and work into the older age ranges and provide assessment for students and adults in the workplace. The course will include a mixture of lectures, discussion and practical activities.

Requirements for this course

Level 7 qualification in assessing learners with SpLD or equivalent.

The Course

Participants will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and update their skills in the following areas:

  • Reflecting on their own assessment practice
  • Planning an assessment, including choosing a range of tests to suit different learner profiles
  • Recognising the importance of different SpLD profiles
  • Providing recommendations and advice on reasonable adjustments for advanced education courses, university and the workplace

The course takes place at the Helen Arkell Centre near Farnham in Surrey. It is accredited by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) and therefore suitable for the core hours of Continued Professional Development, which will be required when renewing Assessment Practising Certificates (APC). The course is delivered by experienced assessors and tutors from the Helen Arkell Centre.

Please note: Each SASC approved CPD course is aimed at a particular age range and assessments discussed during the sessions will be age appropriate. However, please be aware that some course content will be identical, as some assessments cover a wide age range and all reports need to conform to the same APC requirements and criteria.


"Very comprehensive, detailed overview of assessment.  Has updated my knowledge/skills considerably.  Thank you"

Date and time


9.30 am - 4 pm


The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre near Farnham in Surrey.




On booking this course you are confirming that you hold the required level of qualification and agree that this course is suitable for you.

If you are unsure whether this is the correct course for you, please phone us at Helen Arkell – 01252 792400

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