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  Course Details
Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 3 Minutes: 0
  Event Address

  Contact Details
Provider: Education Access
Course Manager: Mrs Rebecca Thompson
Telephone: 07930369844
Email: rebecca@educationaccess.co.uk
Website: educationaccess.co.uk/fe
  Event Details
Dates: 14/06/2022 - 14/06/2023
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 100.00
SASC Ref.: EA-15952-140622-OL
   Audience Restriction
Level 7 assessors/ APC holders Access to the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics Working knowledge of maths and dyscalculia
   Course Summary
To explore the FAM in relation to correct administration and scoring, including key statistics, key domain general areas, specific domain areas (number sense), impact on the learner and recommendations when report writing, incorporating aspects of the APC renewal criteria.
   Course Detail

This FAM course is SASC approved, following the most up-to-date SASC guidelines, using the FAM in the context of an assessment specifically investigating the possibility of dyscalculia. 

The scheme is suitable for everyone with an interest in assessing for maths difficulties, and who are qualified to specifically diagnose dyscalculia as a specific learning difficulty. It will:

  • give you confidence in the requirements and expectations of using the FAM in diagnostic reports;
  • help you report your findings, including which areas the FAM assesses and how these contribute to a potential diagnosis;
  • confirm and reinforce your existing good practise;
  • reflect your commitment to the professional standards required by practitioners;


The programme is designed to take 3 hours, including interactive multiple choice questions and an activity on the use of the statistical data that the FAM provides, for you to complete. These activities are designed to show your understanding of the course materials. 

Who is it for?

  • Those who have the qualifications and experience in diagnosing dyscalculia;
  • Those who want to use the FAM for assessing for maths difficulties;
  • Those who wish to apply for AMBDAD, via the BDA APEL route;
  • Established assessors who wish to update and consolidate their current good practice in using the FAM.

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Assessment centers
  • Training institutions
  • An appropriate APC level qualification or a current APC from an awarding body;
  • Working knowledge of dyscalculia and maths difficulties
  • access to the FAM assessment materials
   Learning Outcomes
  • To explore the FAM in relation to correct administration
  • To explore the FAM in relation to core cognitive areas when diagnosing dyscalculia
  • To explore the FAM in relation to domain specific areas (number sense)
  • To investigate the impact, on the learner, of the areas assessed
  • To look at recommendations for when writing a dyscalculia report
  • To explore the FAM in relation to scoring and the use of statistics