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Award in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia – (DAAWD57)

Why take this course?

DAAWD57 – This Level 5 Award course allows professionals to develop and enhance their current skills and understanding.  Whilst studying Dyslexia Action CPD courses, participants will question what currently takes place in their classroom and will learn new theories and strategies.  They will learn from their fellow professionals, will share their classroom experiences and discuss issues via the course forums.  

Course Contents

The Award consists of three Units.

Unit in Supporting Study Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD87)

Learning Outcomes – On completion, participants will be able to¹:

  • Identify the skills and attributes needed by the learner for effective self-study
  • Identify difficulties that learners with dyslexia may experience in developing study skills
  • Describe a range of strategies that will develop study skills in learners with dyslexia
  • Critically reflect current practice and offer suggestions for improvement

Unit in Developing Literacy Skills with Assistive Technology (DACPD96)

Learning Outcomes – On completion, participants will be able to¹:

  • Recognise the context of assistive technology relative to current legislation
  • Determine how assistive technology can best support inclusion and equality across educational settings
  • Describe how assistive technology supports Examination Access Arrangements in the school context
  • Describe how assistive technology supports Disabled Student’s Allowances (DSA’s) in the higher

Unit in Dyslexia in Multilingual Settings (DACPD94)

Learning Outcomes – On completion, participants will be able to¹:

  • Recognise the learner’s cultural context and the impact this has on their learning
  • Demonstrate ways that dyslexia can be identified in multilingual learners
  • Demonstrate how learning processes are affected by multilingualism and dyslexia
  • Identify the key components of effective support for multilingual learners with dyslexia

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.
  • Our units equate to Level 4 or 5  on the Register of Regulated Qualifications (RQF).

Entry Requirements

Applicants should:

  • Be 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.
  • Qualified classroom teachers or teaching assistants and be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in the primary or secondary education fields in the UK or internationally.
  • 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?

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

* Please note there is an additional fee of £25(Plus VAT) for any payments not made online at the time of registration by credit/debit card

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