What our delegates say about this course
“I completed this award and found the three units both interesting and informative. The flexibility offered by the online learning forum also enabled me to complete the course in a busy working life”
DAAWD52 – The Level 4 Award in Developing Literacy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia provides the context in which literacy skills are acquired and developed. It will equip teachers and education professionals with the background knowledge essential for teaching learners with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. The interrelating research pertinent to developing literacy skills and appropriate intervention for learners with dyslexia will be explored.
The Award in Developing Literacy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DAAWD52) consists of three Units.
- Developing Reading Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD84) gives practitioners the knowledge to compare recent models of reading skills and to understand their relevance to readers with dyslexia who are learning English or other alphabetic languages. It examines the phonological, morphological and orthographic processes that underlie reading competence and explains why explicit, structured tuition can help build language awareness in learners with dyslexia. It also considers the difficulties that readers with dyslexia can face when accessing print
- Developing Writing Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD85) designed to increase understanding of the processes involved in developing writing skills and to provide strategies for use in the classroom. Although the focus is on how to nurture the development of writing skills in learners with dyslexia, the approach will benefit a wide range of learners struggling to acquire effective writing skills.
- Developing Spelling Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD86) provides the knowledge, skills and understanding for teachers and teaching assistants to support learners with dyslexia to develop spelling skills. Although the focus is on how to nurture the development of spelling skills in learners with dyslexia, the approach will benefit a wide range of learners struggling to acquire effective spelling skills.
Is this course accredited?
Our Level 4 and 5 CPD programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office and you receive a certificate from Dyslexia Action upon completion.
How is the programme delivered?
- The courses are delivered online which offers you the flexibility to organise your time to fit around your professional and personal commitments. It also saves you the time and expense of travel and classroom attendance
- Total study time per unit is 3 – 5 hrs a week, 20 – 30 hours total study over a 7 week period per unit*
- Tutor support is offered throughout the duration of the induction and course
- Our units equate to Level 4 or 5 on the Register of Regulated Qualifications (RQF).
*e.g. if the participant registers to study for the first of three Units in July, they can then study Unit 2 in September and Unit 3 in November.
- 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
Participants should normally be employed as a:
- Qualified classroom teachers or teaching or learning assistants with at least one year of recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting 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.
CPD Progression - is this Award part of a Certificate or Diploma qualification?
This Award in Developing Literacy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DAAWD52) is part of a wider CPD programme that offers the opportunity to choose from a range of study options.
Level 5 Diploma in Specialist Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties (DIST)
If you would like to train to become a full specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner, you may be in a position to enrol in the following teacher/practitioner certificate course:
The Level 5 Diploma (DIST) confers eligibility for Associate Membership of The Dyslexia Guild (ADG) recognised as the first grade of professional membership for a specialist teacher/practitioner and approved by The CPD Standards Office. The Level 5 Diploma is also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) and PATOSS for Associate membership.
Do you hold a degree?
As an alternative to the pathway routes, we offer a Level 5 Graduate Route: this route is only available for graduates with at least two years of recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting and takes one calendar year to complete. More details can be found here.
- Pay online by debit/credit card at the time of registration £855+VAT (making a saving of £10 per unit if booking three units individually)
- Pay later £880+VAT (this price includes an additional fee of £25+VAT for those choosing not to pay online at time of registration. All monies must be received before the start of the course, the pay later option is only available up to 2 weeks before the start of the course)
Our courses run six times a year in September, November, January, March, May and July. Please click on the date below to make a booking for the Award containing three units (click here to book the units individually).
- 17 January 2024
Book by 3 January (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 10 January if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
- 13 March 2024
Book by 28 February (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 6 March if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
- 8 May 2024
Book by 24 April (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 1 May if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
- 10 July 2024 – bookings open in the New Year