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

Why take this short course?

DACPD84 – This level 4 unit 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.

Learning Outcomes

On completion, participants will be able to:

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

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)

Entry Requirements

  • 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

CPD Progression - is this unit part of an Award, Certificate or Diploma qualification?

This unit is part of a wider CPD programme which offers the opportunity to choose from a range of study options:

You can study:

  1. The above unit individually
  2. Units 51, 52 & 53 as an Award in Perspectives on Dyslexia (DAAWD51)
    Units 84, 85 & 86 as an Award in Developing Literacy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia – (DAAWD52)    
    Units 84, 85 & 94 as an Award in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia – (DAAWD67)
    By booking an Award you will save a total of £30 as opposed to booking the Units individually
  3. You can swap the Numeracy unit DACPD99 for either DACPD84, 85 or 86
  4. The first six units make up The Level 4 Certificate in Supporting Literacy in Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT51) please note you cannot book this Certificate outright but should book either six individual Units or two Awards
  5. 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 £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)

Make a booking

Please click on the date below to make a booking.

  • 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.

What our delegates say about this course

“An informative course that has given me food for thought and plenty of practical ideas for future practice”
PB

“Thank you for another informative course that really makes me reflect about what I can do better to better support pupils with dyslexia and also create stronger links when learning to read even with children that don’t find it as challenging!”
SS

“I have enjoyed the module and have found the materials provided both interesting and informative”
MM

“Thank you for the help and support from tutors and other learners.  Although at times I have found it challenging, I have been able to use what I have learnt and put this into practice with my students”
JA

This course was very informative and well presented.  Excellent support from tutor with quick and helpful responses. This has been my first experience with Dyslexia Action and I intend to study further from here.”
Thank you

Accreditation

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

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