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Award in Developing Literacy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia – (DAAWD52)

Why take this Award?

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.

Course Contents

The Award in Developing Literacy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia consists of three Units.

Unit in Developing Reading Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD84)

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

  • Understand how learners typically acquire and develop reading skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impact of dyslexia on the acquisition and development of reading skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of reading strategies that can assist learners with dyslexia
  • Identify support strategies for developing higher reading skills

Unit in Developing Writing Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD85)

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

  • Identify how learners typically acquire and develop writing skills
  • Identify the impact of dyslexia on the acquisition and development of writing skills
  • Evaluate a learner’s writing skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of writing strategies that can assist learners with dyslexia

Unit in Developing Spelling Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD86)

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

  • Identify the sub-skills necessary for learners to acquire spelling skills
  • Recognise the role of phonological awareness in supporting learners with dyslexia with spelling
  • Describe a variety of techniques to support learners with spelling
  • Discuss the components of an effective spelling program for learners

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 January 2019, she/he can then study Units 2 and 3 in March 2019, May, July, September or November 2019.  

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?

  • Pay online by debit/credit card at the time of registration £855+VAT.
  • 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)

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