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Award in Learning Support for Adults with Dyslexia – (DAAWD60)

Why take this course?

DAAWD60 – The Level 5 Award in Learning Support for Adults with Dyslexia course explores three key specialist areas of learning and acknowledge the diverse classroom of today. You will learn how to address memory weakness in the learners you work with, develop writing skills and support EAL learners with dyslexia, exploring recent research that underpins the teaching methods to support learners with dyslexia and with EAL.

Course Contents

The Award in Learning Support for Adults with Dyslexia consists of three Units.

Unit in Supporting Individuals with Memory Weaknesses (DACPD52)

Learning Outcomes – On completion, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of some of the different aspects of memory
  • Describe the barriers that working memory weaknesses can create within learning environments for learners with dyslexia
  • Demonstrate an understanding of learning differences and know how to organise a more effective and inclusive learning environment

Unit in Developing Writing Skills in Adults with Dyslexia (DACPD93)

Learning Outcomes – On completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how learners typically acquire and develop writing skills
  • Identify the impact of dyslexia on the acquisition and development of writing skills
  • Evaluate a learner’s writing skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of writing strategies that can assist learners with dyslexia

Unit in Dyslexia in Multilingual Settings (DACPD94)

Learning Outcomes – On completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the learner’s cultural context and the impact this has on their learning
  • Demonstrate ways that dyslexia can be identified in multilingual learners
  • Demonstrate how learning processes are affected by multilingualism and dyslexia
  • Identify the key components of effective support for multilingual learners with dyslexia

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 2019, she/he can then study Units 2 and 3 in March 2019, May, July, September or November 2019.

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 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.
    Please note that the Supporting Adults Programme is a programme for those working with adults with dyslexia and literacy difficulties and is appropriate to a variety of settings. Those who wish to undertake this programme should be instructors, tutors, learning support staff or lecturers.
  • 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 much does it cost?

  • Pay online by debit/credit card at the time of registration £855+VAT.
  • 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)

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May cohort – Book by 24 April (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 1 May if paying by credit/debit card.

July cohort – Book by 26 June (if pay later/invoice required upfront ) or book by 3 July if paying by credit/debit card.

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