Why take this short course?
DACPD96 – The level 5 Unit in Developing Literacy Skills with Assistive Technology provides resources that support the development of literacy skills through the use of assistive technology in learning environments and in the workplace. It will introduce approaches utilising assistive technology that can enable individuals with dyslexia and diverse needs to overcome barriers that add pressure to literacy, planning and organisational tasks. It will show how assistive technology enables individuals to complete literacy tasks successfully with a focus on cultivating learner autonomy. The emphasis of this unit is on critical evaluation of relevant teaching strategies and creating individual assistive technology ‘toolkits’ to support a range of needs.
On completion, participants will be able to:
- 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 course delivered?
- The course is 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 is 3-5 hrs a week (20-30 hours total study over a 7 week period)
- Tutor support is offered throughout the duration of the course
- This qualification equates to Level 4 or 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
- 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 if English is second language
- Pay online by debit/credit card at the time of registration £295+VAT.
- Pay later £320+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)
Please click on the date below to make a booking.
- 18 September 2019
Book by 4 September (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 11 September if paying by credit/debit card.
- 20 November 2019
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- 22 January 2020
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- 25 March 2020
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- 27 May 2020
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- 15 July 2020
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What our delegates say about us
“I have completed several courses with Dyslexia Action and they are brilliant. I am currently about to start the Improving Writing Skills for Dyslexics course and I am really looking forward to gaining new ideas, tips and advice. I find the forums brilliant for sharing good practice and also to encourage, support and keep me on track.”
“I have completed this unit, it is an excellent course that combines study skills strategies with assistive technology. If you don’t know much about the technology, you will learn a lot from it.”
“I have enjoyed the portfolio style assignment and all the learning that came with it very much. I am feeling much more confident about AT now. Thank you for all your support.”
“This was a well-resourced unit and I have learnt a lot. Thank you for all your support!”
“It has been a really fantastic course, and I’ve learnt a great deal and I’m already sharing new ideas with my students. It is such an interesting area. Every week things seem to change in the world of technology.”
Our Level 4 and 5 CPD programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office.