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

Why take this short course?

DACPD86 – This Level 4 Unit provides the knowledge, skills and understanding for teachers and teaching assistants to support learners with dyslexia to develop spelling skills.  Although the focus is on how to nurture the development of spelling skills in learners with dyslexia, the approach will benefit a wide range of learners struggling to acquire effective spelling skills.

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 course delivered?

  • The courses are only 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

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 if English is second language

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)

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