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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 for further information.

Course Contents

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 2020, they can then study Unit 2 in March 2020 and Unit 3 in May 2020.

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 or learning assistants and be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in the UK or internationally
  • 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
  • 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 is part of a wider CPD programme which offers the opportunity to choose from a range of study options:

You can study:

  1. Award in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DAAWD59) and Award in Learning Support for Adults with Dyslexia (DAAWD60) which make up The Certificate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DACRT56) please note you cannot book this Certificate outright but should book either six individual Units or two Awards
  2. If you complete The Level 4 Certificate in Supporting Literacy in Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT51)* you can move on to The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60) which will give you The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61)

*please note if you are a graduate with at least two years experience and are currently employed (recently or within the last two year’s employed to work with learners in a dyslexia/literacy setting and are looking for a fast track route to gaining the Level 5 Diploma you can study Focal Points for Literacy fast track Award (DAAWD80)  instead of the above then move onto The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)

How much does it cost?

  • 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)

Make a booking

Please click on the date below to make a booking for the Award containing three units (click here to book the units individually):

  • 20 November 2019
    Book by 6 November (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 13 November if paying by credit/debit card.
  • 22 January 2020
    Book by 8 January (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 19 January if paying by credit/debit card.
  • 18 March 2020
    Book by 4 March (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 11 March if paying by credit/debit card.
  • 13 May 2020
    Book by 29 April (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 6 May if paying by credit/debit card.
  • 15 July 2020
    Book by 1 July (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 12 July if paying by credit/debit card.

Accreditation

Our Level 4 and 5 CPD programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office.

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