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Unit in Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties – (DACPD51)

 

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

Why take this short course

Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties

DACPD51 – This accredited Level 4 unit will allow you to develop your understanding of dyslexia, literacy difficulties and other common types of neurodiversity. You will learn how to recognise and support learners’ needs through the exploration of research, theories and key terminology and allow you to increase your understanding of classroom strategies and intervention approaches to support pupils.

Is this course accredited?

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Our Level 4 and 5 CPD programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office and you receive a certificate from Dyslexia Action upon completion.

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)
  • There are set start and assignment submission dates 
  • There are no ‘live’ or ‘taught’ lessons
  • Tutor support is offered through the course forums
  • Dyslexia Action uses the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Campus Online as the method of delivery for the CPD units
  • This qualification equates to Level 4 or 5  on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

This unit is comprised of three study cycles, each of which includes a StudyPracticeReflect, and Collaborate section. There are also associated practical tasks, with reference to current research and case studies.

Are you eligible?

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

Participants should normally be employed as a:

  • Qualified classroom teachers or teaching or learning assistants with at least one year of recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting in the UK or internationally
  • 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 long does it take to complete the course?

  • Total study time is 3 hrs a week. This equates to 20 hours of total study over a 7 week period.
  • There are set start and assignment submission dates that must be adhered to, each course has an assignment portfolio for participants to work through which allows you to extract the key points of the course materials without having to write extensive answers. The portfolio contains different exercises consisting of short answers, filling in tables and writing personal responses or reflections. You will also be required to contribute to the online forums on a weekly basis
  • More detailed information can be found in the CPD programme brochure above

Booking options

Book DACPD51 as a stand-alone CPD unit

Study the Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties Unit an individual Level 4 CPD course to enhance your skills in a particular area.

Single CPD Unit Cost – £295 + VAT

This CPD course runs six times a year with start dates in September, November, January, March, May and July. Please click on the date below to make a booking.

  • 13 March 2024
    Book by 6 March if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration (invoice upfront/pay later option has now closed)
  • 8 May 2024
    Book by 24 April (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 1 May if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
  • 10 July 2024
    Book by 26 June (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 3 July if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
  • 11 September 2024
    Book by 28 August (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 4 September if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration

Book DACPD51 as a part of an Award 

Awards contain three-set CPD Units. By booking an Award you will save a total of £30 as opposed to booking the units individually. 

For more information on the Award that this unit is included in please visit the following page:

Award Cost – £855 + VAT

Please note: When an Award is booked, participants will study the first unit on the Award start date, the second and third unit will follow in date succession. All three individual units must be completed within a one-year period.

Our courses run six times a year in September, November, January, March, May and July. Please click on the date below to make a booking for the Award containing three units (click here to book the units individually). 

  • 13 March 2024
    Book by 6 March if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration (invoice upfront/pay later option has now closed)
  • 8 May 2024
    Book by 24 April (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 1 May if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
  • 10 July 2024
    Book by 26 June (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 3 July if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
  • 11 September 2024
    Book by 28 August (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 4 September if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration

Is the Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties CPD unit part of a Certificate?

The Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties Unit is included in the following certificates.

Please note: you cannot book the certificate outright but instead book either six set individual Units or two set Awards


Level 5 Diploma in Specialist Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties (DIST)

If you would like to train to become a full specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner, you may be in a position to enrol in the following teacher/practitioner certificate course: 

The Level 5 Diploma (DIST) confers eligibility for Associate Membership of The Dyslexia Guild (ADG) recognised as the first grade of professional membership for a specialist teacher/practitioner and approved by The CPD Standards OfficeThe Level 5 Diploma is also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) and PATOSS for Associate membership.

Do you hold a degree?

As an alternative to the pathway routes, we offer a Level 5 Graduate Route: this route is only available for graduates with at least two years of recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting and takes one calendar year to complete.  More details can be found here.

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