Membership – join aDShe

ADSHE membership:

(note: membership is only valid if your membership fees are paid up to date)

1. Professional Quality Assured (QA) Tutor membership (£65.00 per annum)

This membership category is for qualified and quality assured SpLD tutors who are working with students in Higher Education and have completed one of the following:

  • OCR Level 5
  • Specialist Postgraduate Certificate
  • ATS or OCR level 7
  • Specialist Postgraduate Diploma or Masters or
  • AMBDA (with or without FE/HE).

[Full details]

Professional QA Tutors are listed on ADSHE’s Register of Professional Quality Assured Practitioners and are eligible to be listed on the DSA QAG NMH Provider Register.

Note: Renewal of Professional (QA) Portfolio is due every three years [full details].

2. Professional Assessor Membership (£50.00 per annum)

This membership category is for qualified specialist assessors for students in Higher Education who hold a current Practising Certificate (APC) through the British Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia Action or PATOSS and for Educational Psychologists registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) [full details].

Please note holding this membership does not entitle you to be listed on the DSA QAG NMH Provider Register.

3. Affiliate membership (£50.00 per annum)

This membership category is for professionals who are not qualified to deliver specialist 1:1 SpLD support but have a professional involvement in Specific Learning Difficulties in Higher Education including, SpLD advisers, Assistive Technology Trainers, Specialist Mentors (Mental Health and/or Autistic Spectrum), Study Needs Assessors, Specialist Librarians, Disability Officers, etc. [full details].

Please note holding this membership does not entitle you to be listed on the DSA QAG NMH Provider Register.

4. Student membership (£30.00 per annum)

This membership category is for individuals whilst studying towards a recognised qualification for tutoring/teaching SpLD students in Higher Education [full details].

Please note holding this membership does not entitle you to be registered on either ADSHE’s Register of Professional Quality Assured Practitioners nor to be listed on the DSA QAG NMH Provider Register.

5.  Institutional membership  a bulk discount scheme which allows Higher Educational Institutions and Further Education Colleges to pay membership fees for their staff who meet the membership criteria AND who must have completed a full individual application form [full details]. Only those who meet the Professional QA Tutor membership requirements can be listed on the ADSHE QA register and the DSA QAG NMH Provider Register.

6.  Retired member (£32.50 per annum)

This membership category is for existing members who have retired but wish to stay in touch with supporting dyslexic students in Higher Education. Please contact admin@adshe.org.uk. to transfer your membership on retirement.