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Award in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties – (DAAWD59)

Why take this course?

DAAWD59 – The level 5 Award in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties explores adult learning support from a range of perspectives. It is suitable for those working with adults with dyslexia who want to minimise the impact dyslexia can have in the workplace or in further or higher education. The Award in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties provides a framework for addressing the complex nature of dyslexia as a disability and offers practical solutions to ensure accessible learning for adults with dyslexia.

The Award in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties is suitable for Study Skills to Support Tutors who wish to gain or maintain professional membership for Non-Medical Helper (NMH) Band 4 registration. See the Dyslexia Guild Membership Grades for further information.

Course Contents

The Award consists of three Units.

Unit in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DACPD91)

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

  • Recognise the impact dyslexia has on day-to-day adult life
  • Identify what support can be provided by the  setting and locate external agencies that also offer support
  • Demonstrate an understanding of underlying cognitive factors in dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties

Unit in Supporting Study Skills in Adults with Dyslexia (DACPD92)

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 education context

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 learning or adult support tutor and be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in a further or higher education educational setting or those working in a support function.
    Please note that the Supporting Adults Programme is a programme for those working with adults with dyslexia and literacy difficulties and is appropriate to a variety of settings. Those who wish to undertake this programme should be instructors, tutors, learning support staff or lecturers.
  • 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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