DYNAMIC ASSESSMENT AND MEDIATED LEARNING TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMMES
Dynamic Assessment UK offers 3 levels of training and associated certification programmes. Our training has been approved by the British Psychological Society and therefore qualifies towards your wider CPD training.
With each course there is an associated certification programme. Browse our courses below from Level 1: Dynamic Mediated Learning Skills, Level 2: Rethink Learning using Dynamic Assessment and Level 3: Advanced Skills in Dynamic Assessment. We also offer the possibility to book a supervision slot with one of the co-directors of Dynamic Assessment UK.
Which level of training and certification should I register for?
We are frequently asked by those wishing to join our programme about the differences between the levels of training to help them decide which course or certification programme is best for them.
First of all, it is important to highlight the difference between the training courses and the certification programme. We offer training on mediated learning and dynamic assessment, which allow attendees to embark on the practice certificate.
The practice certificate is based on putting the ideas into practice under supervision and becoming part of our DA community where ideas and best practice can be shared. Once evidence of good practice is gathered and submitted for approval, a certificate of DA practice will be awarded.
Level 1 training + certificate
This course is aimed at educational psychologists, teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs, parents and related professionals who are interested in learning about mediated learning and what it can offer their practice when working daily with children and young people.
Level 2 training
This is the entry level for educational psychologists (EPs) who have a professional background as an EP and may already be using dynamic assessment (DA) in their practice, or who may have received some input on DA during their professional training. The course is designed to provide specific ideas about how to incorporate DA into your daily professional practice. It prepares attendees for embarking on our Level 2 certification programme.
Level 2 certification programme
After attending initial training, those who wish to register for the Level 2 certification programme will embark on gathering evidence of practice that will allow them to be considered as a Level 2 practitioner in Dynamic Assessment.
Three pieces of evidence are required: (1) a reflective diary of how and when you have used DA (at least 20 hours of practice are required), (2) three short reports (around 500 words each) on how your use of DA has led to a positive outcome (this could be individual casework, consultation work, group work, delivering training or classroom observation), and (3) a short report (around 500 words) on how/where you have developed your skills in DA compared to the beginning of the registration period. You have two years from the date of registration to complete the coursework.
Level 3 training
This training is for advanced DA practitioners, who wish to take their skills in Dynamic Assessment to a higher level. The aim is to develop skills in digital feedback (or as we call it, digital feedforward) where the video recording of DA can be used as a vehicle for planning a programme of intervention. This course prepares attendees for embarking on the Level 3 certification programme.
Level 3 certification programme
After attending Level 3 training, those who wish to register for the Level 3 certification programme will embark on gathering evidence of practice that will allow them to be considered as a Level 3 practitioner in Dynamic Assessment.
Three pieces of evidence are required: (1) a reflective diary of how and when you have used DA (at least 20 hours of practice are required), (2) video evidence of how DA has been combined with digital feedback on 3 different pieces of assessment/intervention work, and (3) a short report (around 500 words) on how/where you have developed your skills in DA compared to the beginning of the registration period. You have two years from the date of registration to complete the coursework.
What steps are involved in obtaining a Level 2 certificate in Dynamic Assessment practice?
Step 1: Attend training at Level 2 or ask for previous training to be recognised as commensurate with a Level 2 workshop. Online workshops are available throughout the year.
Step 2: Apply dynamic assessment in practice and gather evidence of your use of the approach using case studies, group work, classroom observation, and/or delivering training. Keep a reflective diary of when and how you use DA (forms are provided for this). Consult the Guide on how to Build Mediated Learning Competencies to assist you. At least 20 hours of DA practice are required for submission. Remember to use the online forum on www.dynamicassessmentuk.com for any questions or queries or advice
Step 3: Arrange a free supervision session with one of the co-directors of DA-UK and/or attend our regular 'drop in' sessions for those undertaking the certification process.
Step 4: Write up a report on 3 pieces of work (they don’t all have to be pieces of individual casework) where your use of DA has led to a positive outcome (around 500 words for each piece of work). Write a short report (around 500 words) on how/where you have developed your skills in DA compared to the beginning of the registration period. In total 2000-3000 words.