Level 3 and Level 5 Certificate

Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties: Identification and Intervention

The course has been written and designed by the highly experienced and regarded Dr Steve Chinn and Judy Hornigold using the latest research and resources.


Thank you for your expression of interest in these courses. We have designed the content so that you have the option to follow either the Level 3 programme or the Level 5 programme.

The course is in 3 parts. Parts 1 and 2 are common to both Level 3 and Level 5 Part 3 is for Level 5 students only. 

You can register for Level 3 and then add on the Level 5 content at a later date if you so wish.

Successful Level 5 participants will gain accreditation from the Dyscalculia Association as Specialist Dyscalculia Teachers.

The course was developed by the Dyscalculia Association in 2018. The Dyscalculia Association was set up by Professor Steve Chinn and Judy Hornigold to promote understanding of dyscalculia and to provide specialist training for teachers. Between them, Steve and Judy have over 80 years of teaching experience working in a variety of academic disciplines, including SEN / Inclusion, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Leadership and Management, educational research and professional development. 

The course is an online course with live (via Zoom) support sessions offered on a monthly basis.

Course Tutors

Dr Steve Chinn

Dr Steve Chinn



Judy Hornigold

Judy Hornigold




Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at

• Teachers and Teaching Assistants

• Maths Tutors


• Dyslexia Specialists

The Programme aims: 

  • To enable participants to develop and deepen their knowledge of Dyscalculia/Maths Learning difficulties
  • To explore the screening and assessment for. learners with dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties 
  • To enable participants to understand the
    potential impact of maths difficulties and
    dyscalculia on well-being and self esteem
  • To examine the potential barriers to learning, including the ways in which teachers themselves may contribute to the difficulties experienced by individuals with dyscalculia/maths learning difficulties 

Programme Delivery



Level 3 and
Level 5

7 Modules (Level 3)
16 Modules (Level 5)

6 Months

The course has been written by Dr Steve Chinn and Judy Hornigold and is underpinned and informed by relevant research. 

It is designed to be as practical and as relevant as possible, focusing on a range of interventions and strategies that put the learner at the heart of the teaching, enabling them to achieve their potential in maths and to ensure that the participants feel confident and well equipped to teach learners with dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties.

The programme will be delivered via an eLearning platform, hosted by SEND Group. Judy will provide tutorial support via email and Zoom.

The course will consist of pre-recorded presentations, guest speakers, videos, activities, such as quizzes, written assignments and live discussions. There will be a reading list of suggested supplementary books and journal articles.

Level 3


inc VAT

Level 5


inc VAT