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Award in Perspectives on Dyslexia – (DAAWD51)

Why take this course?

DAAWD51 – This Level 4 Award course provides a solid, theoretical and practical grounding for practitioners in a wide range of settings who work with learners with dyslexia. Studying these closely related units will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge of the characteristics of dyslexia, how to support specific weaknesses commonly associated with dyslexia and an understanding of the key principles that underpin specialist teaching.

Course Contents

The Award consists of three Units.

Unit in Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DACPD51)

Learning Outcomes – On completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key features of dyslexia and examine a range of current definitions of dyslexia
  • Identify the key features of conditions that commonly co-occur with dyslexia
  • Appreciate the impact that the overlap of dyslexia, and conditions that commonly co-occur with it, has on day-to-day living and academic progress

Unit in Supporting Individuals with Memory Weaknesses (DACPD52)

Learning Outcomes – On completion, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of some of the different aspects of memory
  • Describe the barriers that working memory weaknesses can create within learning environments for learners with dyslexia
  • Demonstrate an understanding of learning differences and know how to organize a more effective and inclusive learning environment

Unit in Structured, Cumulative Multisensory Tuition for Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD53)

Learning Outcomes – On completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of structured, cumulative, multi-sensory tuition
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of structure in supporting learners with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties
  • Distinguish between the practices of over-learning and cumulative tuition
  • Describe the link between multisensory input, attention, and memory

How is the programme delivered?

The courses are only delivered online which offers you the flexibility to organise your time and fit around your professional and personal commitments.  It also saves you the time and expense of travel and attendance. Tutor support is offered online throughout the duration of the induction and 6-week course.

  • Total study time per Unit is 3 – 5 hrs a week, 20 – 30 hours total study over a 6 week period per Unit.
  • Tutor support is offered online throughout the duration of the induction and 6-week course.
  • Participants must study the set Units within an Award within a one-year period from the first Unit, 

e.g. if the participant registers to study for the first of three Units in September 2017, she/he can then study Units 2 and 3 in November 2017, January, March, May or July 2018.  

Entry Requirements

Applicants should:

  • Qualified classroom teachers, teaching or learning support assistants and be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in the UK or internationally
  • Qualified to at least level 3 (‘A’ level) on the UK qualifications framework or have other equivalent qualifications and relevant experience. Teaching assistants must be mentored by a qualified teaching professional whilst on the course.
  • Have a minimum English language ability level such as: IELTS 6 or TOEFL 60-78 points 

Please note: We reserve the right to request information in support of all applications from a headteacher or other suitably qualified line manager or referee.

How much does it cost?

Please note we charge £30 for invoicing purposes if you decide to pay later.

  • Pay Online at the time of registration £855 + VAT.
  • Pay Later £885 + VAT.

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