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Special CPD offer for courses starting on 15 July 2020, book now to secure your place

 
We released a special CPD summer offer on short courses starting 15 July. Suitable for qualified classroom teachers, teaching/learning assistants, study skills tutors and those overseas, these CPD courses are delivered entirely online and do not require access to a student or a learner. Our units focus on nurturing the development of learners within the classroom/learning environment both with and without specific learning difficulties. You will be given tutor support through forums on Moodle, our virtual learning environment.

Our Level 4 and 5 CPD short courses include dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties, memory weaknesses, structured, cumulative multisensory tuitionstudy skills and assistive technologies to name a few.  Many of our level 4 and 5 units focus on how to nurture the development of school learners with dyslexia with regard to key skills, such as readingwritingspelling, and numeracy. Other modules focus on supporting adults with dyslexia and working with learners in an international setting.

Each unit course requires between 20-30 hours of study over a seven-week period. There are set start and assignment submission dates. To study you should be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with primary, secondary, or adult learners.

CPD Standards Office Accreditation 

Dyslexia Action has been successfully assessed as an online CPD provider by The CPD Standards Office and has received formal independent CPD accreditation for its online units.

All our units will be issued with a Dyslexia Action Certificate of Completion. This certificate can subsequently be used within a formal CPD record for a professional body or employer.

 

How to register for the Dyslexia Action Special CPD Offer

Special CPD Offer

Whenever you are ready to take advantage of this offer, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose your CPD unit(s). A description of all our available courses can be found here.
  2. Go to our book now online page.
  3. Select the name of the CPD units you will study. Select the date you wish to study e.g 15 July – the discount will be applied automatically on the registration form.
  4. Please note bookings close on 1st July if you require an invoice upfront  (a £30 inclusive VAT charge is added) if paying online with a debit or credit card, bookings close 12 July – no additional fee.

 

Don’t forget if you have studied with us before and successfully completed at least one unit with no deferment or re-submission then you can study two units at any one time. Why not take advantage of this offer over the summer period?

Find out more about our courses

If you are looking at training to be a full SpLD specialist teacher/practitioner

please see our Level 5 and Level 7 programmes.  

Alternatively, please email us or give us a call on +44 (0) 1784 222304.

 

Online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Training Accessible Anywhere In the World

 
For 40 years, Dyslexia Action Training has been supporting online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training for international schools as well as UK-based educators.

Three reasons to choose Dyslexia Action Training

We are the largest dyslexia-focused training provider in the UK and have successfully delivered more than 15,000 online courses to education professionals since 2010. Dyslexia Action Training is an accredited training provider of courses designed and delivered to support professionals working with individuals with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties.

Study wherever you are, whenever you want*. Learn at your own pace with our flexible online courses, delivered via Moodle – the market-leading virtual learning environment.
*Please note our online courses have set start and assignment dates that you must adhere to.

Tutor-supported online training. We continue to support all our delegates throughout the learning experience with an online tutor and course forums. Our courses are created and delivered by experts who share your passion to transform lives.

Courses we offer

Online Continuing Professional Development

Our online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training courses are designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of teachers, teaching assistants, support teachers, SENCos, and other practitioners working in the UK and internationally in classroom settings.

Through a range of level 4 and 5 short course unitsawards, and certificates, you can hone your skills and knowledge in order to be better prepared to face the challenges of supporting students with dyslexia and SpLD in your current setting. Topics include:

All accredited by The CPD Standards Office.

Please note our CPD programme replaces the former Dyslexia Action Hornsby: Alpha to Omega course.

For those seeking a specialist teacher/practitioner Level 5 Diploma we offer both an international pathway route and a fast track route (for graduates only).  If you are seeking a Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma with university masters credits there are teacher/practitioner and assessment options available that allow progression to a full MEd.

Perhaps you are already a qualified SpLD specialist and looking for a refresher course to update your skills? We also offer a number of courses for this too.

Please note: Courses have different entry requirements. For more details, please visit our Courses for International Educational Professionals web page.

What delegates say about our courses

Online Continuing Professional Development

Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT67)

“The support offered here is excellent, the tutors are always available to help and I would highly recommend you study with Dyslexia Action.”

“This is an excellent short CPD course for me and I have enjoyed every single minute of it. I am very pleased that the course ran during the summer period, as this is the only time I can do any course to improve my skills. The tutors are very supportive.”

Level 7 Postgraduate Programme

Having completed the first part of the postgraduate course, and spurred on by the success her learners with dyslexia have achieved, Jacqueline is now completing further Level 7 modules in assessment and hopes to complete her Masters. She is considering a change of career in the future, perhaps with a greater focus on specialist dyslexia support. She recommends Dyslexia Action to others particularly because of the quality of the support it provides. “They really understand the needs of working delegates like me,” she says. “They have great expertise and they offer you the support you need.”

Jacqueline Taylor – Member of The Dyslexia Guild (MDG) – Interview by Annie Grant, 2019 (extract)

How to contact us 

If you would like to know more about our online training or would like some training advice in general, please email trainingcourses@dyslexiaaction.org.uk or call us on +44 (0)1784 222 304 to discuss suitable training opportunities for your setting’s staff.

Dyslexia Action Training is still operating as usual

Dyslexia Action Training is still operating

We wanted to reassure you that Dyslexia Action Training is still operating as usual so please do not hesitate to email or call us if you have any questions or enquiries. We have detailed a selection of the online courses we offer below. 

Short CPD Courses for teaching/literacy professionals at all levels

Suitable for qualified classroom teachers, teaching/learning assistants, study skills tutors and those overseas, these courses are delivered entirely online and do not require access to a student or a learner. Our CPD units focus on nurturing the development of learners within the classroom/learning environment both with, and without specific learning difficulties. You will be given tutor support through forums on Moodle, our virtual learning environment.

Our Level 4 and 5 CPD short courses include dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties, memory weaknesses, structured, cumulative multisensory tuition, study skills and assistive technologies to name a few.  Many of our level 4 and 5 units focus on how to nurture the development of school learners with dyslexia with regard to key skills, such as reading, writing, spelling, and numeracy. Other modules focus on supporting adults with dyslexia and working with learners in an international setting.

Our next cohort starts on 13 May 2020 and requires between 20-30 hours of study over a seven-week period. There are set start and assignment submission dates. To study you should be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with primary, secondary or adult learners. 

Cost per unit £295+VAT.

Fees, dates and detailed syllabus brochures can be found through the links above. If you are looking at training to be a full SpLD specialist teacher/practitioner please see our Level 5 and Level 7 programmes below.

Would you like to train to be a specialist teacher/practitioner in specific learning difficulties at Level 5 or Level 7?

Dyslexia Action Training offers three routes to train as a specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner.

 The first route combines six set units from our CPD short courses (DACRT51 or DACRT56 or DACRT67) plus an SpLD teaching certificate (DACRT60) which gives you The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61 pathway route, takes approximately 18 months in total).  

The second Level 5 route is available for graduates only and combines a one term condensed pathway award (DAAWD80) plus an SpLD teaching certificate (DACRT60) which gives you The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61 fast track route), 10 hours per week study and takes approximately 12 months in total.

The third and final Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy is for graduates only and is suitable for those who wish to study at Master’s level and gain university credits. It comprises three modules (20 hours per week, Modules A, B and C – 12 weeks/one module per term).

Fees and a detailed syllabus brochure can be found through the links above, our cohorts start in April, September, and January.  If you are already an SpLD specialist teacher or assessor you may be interested in our CPD and refresher courses for qualified specialists below.

Courses for qualified SpLD professional teachers

The Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme DALP Award for Practitioners (DAAWD85) provides a structured guide to the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) which can be used in school or college settings or with individuals of any reading age in private practice. 
It is only suitable for qualified and experienced specialist SpLD teachers/practitioners.  The course consists of practical activities based on case studies and provides the core DALP handbooks (a learner is not required for any part of this course).

Developing Placement Processes to Effectively Target Specialist Support (DAEXT716)
This short course will be of interest to qualified practitioners wishing to develop their own tailored, multi-sensory literacy interventions for learners. Study of specific placement processes will enable practitioners to develop their own systems to appraise learners’ individual learning requirements.

Using Morphology to Enhance Reading Comprehension (DAEXT720) is a Specialist SpLD Practitioner short course which has been developed to extend the knowledge-base and skills of specialist practitioners in important areas of practice.

Already qualified as a specialist SpLD teacher? The Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy course comprises a bridging course and three modules at level 7 which provides training as a specialist assessor gaining 60 credits towards a Master’s level qualification with Middlesex University London. 

Fees, dates and detailed syllabus brochures can be found through the links above.

Short CPD Courses for qualified SpLD professional assessors

Are you looking to Apply for or renew an Assessment Practising Certificate? We offer a short online course DAAPCONL which has been specifically designed to update specialist teacher assessors on the SASC requirements for dyslexia/SpLD report writing and to meet new SASC report writing requirements (SASC accredited).https://dyslexiaaction.org.uk/contact-us/

Assessment of Memory and Learning – Examining The Test of Memory and Learning 2 – TOMAL2 DACPD802 (SASC Accredited) course has been designed to enable you to measure several areas of memory and learning potential (for example, aptitude with visual and configural information, aptitude holding and manipulating sound information, associative learning, etc.) using the popular learning and memory assessment battery TOMAL2. 

Fees, dates and detailed syllabus brochures can be found through the links above

Postgraduate Professional Programmes

The Professional Postgraduate programme in Dyslexia and Literacy is a unique and prestigious  Master’s level 7 qualification that provides training to become informed practitioners and specialist teachers/practitioners and/or assessors. The courses are modular and flexible and are undertaken part-time, through online learning and offer credits through Middlesex University.

Fees, dates and detailed syllabus brochures can be found through the links above.

How to contact us?

Dyslexia Action Training is an accredited provider of dyslexia/SpLD programmes. Established for over 40 years we have a wealth of experience, knowledge, and understanding in the field of online training. If you would like to know more about our online training or would like some training advice in general, please visit our website for more details. You can also get in touch here.

Developing Reading Skills for World Book Day 2020

Reading Skills for World Book Day 2020

Launched in April 1995 by UNESCO, World Book Day supports children in the UK and Ireland. This event promotes books and reading skills in schools by letting children wear a fancy dress of a character that inspired their childhood.

How can we help you develop your students’ reading skills?

For 40 years, Dyslexia Action has been supporting teaching assistants, SENCOs, instructors, tutors, lecturers and learning support staff by implementing programmes promoting reading skills. By enrolling on to our Unit in Developing Reading Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD84), applicants will be able to:

1. Compare recent models of reading skills and understand their relevance to readers with dyslexia who are learning English or other alphabetic languages

2. Examine the phonological, morphological and orthographic processes that underlie reading competence and explain why explicit, structured tuition can help build language awareness in learners with dyslexia

3. Consider the difficulties that readers with dyslexia can face when accessing print.

How is this course delivered?

Our Unit in Developing Reading Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD84) is part of Dyslexia Action’s Level 4 and 5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme. The CPD Programme is quality assured by The CPD Standards Office.

Our CPD programme is made of independent short units which allow you to build up your own programme overtime to gain either an Award (3 Units) or a Certificate (2 Awards) and finally a Level 5 SpLD Teaching Diploma.

These courses are delivered online, supported by a tutor, and are completed within 7 weeks. Upon completion, you will receive a Dyslexia Action Unit Certificate. 

What is the special offer for the Reading Unit for May 2020?

Reading Skills for World Book Day 2020

 

Book this unit with us by 25 April 2020 for a 13 May start and receive a £20 discount.

The total charge inclusive of VAT is £334*. Please enter WBD20 under the fees section/discount code and click apply to update the price.

Please note this discount is only applicable to May 2020 Unit and cannot be applied in retrospect.

*Initial unit price £354 inclusive of VAT

What can I do after this unit?

If you wish to progress your studies with us in the future, the DACPD84 unit can be used as a part contribution to one of the following pathways:

Literacy CPD Programme

International CPD Programme

How can I book or find out more?

If you would like to know more about our CPD units or our Level 4 and 5 CPD Programme in general, please visit our website for more details. You can also call us on 01784 222304 or email us

Terms and conditions apply for the special offer – please contact us for details.

Share the Love – it’s International Book Giving Day Today !

It’s International Book Giving Day Today!

International Book Giving Day

Celebrated every year on 14 February in over 44 countries, International Book Giving Day is a 100% volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to and enthusiasm for books. There are many ways to share the love of reading across the globe during #bookgivingday and for this particular occasion, Dyslexia Action Training are offering an online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short course – Developing Reading Skills (DACPD84) beneficial in helping to support learners’ reading skills.

How can we help you develop your students’ reading skills?

For 40 years, Dyslexia Action Training has been supporting teaching assistants, SENCOs, instructors, tutors, lecturers and learning support staff by implementing programmes promoting reading skills in the UK and overseas.

By enrolling on our online Developing Reading Skills (DACPD84) unit, candidates will be able to:

1. Compare recent models of reading skills and to understand their relevance to readers with dyslexia who are learning English or other alphabetic languages  

2. Examine 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  

3. Consider the difficulties that readers with dyslexia can face when accessing print.

Developing Reading Skills (DACPD84)

Reading Skills

How is this short course delivered?

The Developing Reading Skills (DACPD84) short course is delivered online and is part of the Dyslexia Action Training’s Level 4 and 5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme.

The CPD Programme is quality-assured by The CPD Standards Office. These short courses are delivered online, supported by a tutor, and are 30 hours of study completed over a 7-week period. Upon completion, you will receive a Dyslexia Action Unit Certificate.

Is this unit part of a wider qualification?

If you wish to progress your studies with us in the future, the Developing Reading Skills (DACPD84) unit can be used as a part in one of the following pathways:

International CPD Programme

Literacy CPD Programme

How can I book or find out more?

If you would like to know more about our CPD units or our Level 4 / 5 or 7 International Programmes in general, please visit our website for more details. Courses run six times a year and we have dates in March, May, and July available to book now.

Have you heard of The Dyslexia Guild?

The Dyslexia Guild logo

Established in 1994,  The Dyslexia Guild is open to all those with a professional or general interest in dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (SpLD) both in the UK and overseas.

Professional members hold designatory letters and include primary and secondary teachers, SENCOs and teaching assistants as well as Further and Higher Education support tutors and advisory specialists. Our network is also highly relevant to dyslexia and specific learning disability assessors, librarians and other specialists through Affiliate membership.

Why should I join The Dyslexia Guild and how will I benefit?

The Dyslexia Guild provides a wealth of benefits to its members including discounted professional development courses, online forums, a vibrant annual conference and a range of publications available through our unique online library, membership journal, and e-newsletter.

The Effective SEN Support Provision – Middle Leaders course is live!

Middle Leaders CourseOur parent company Real Group in conjunction with Real Training are pleased to announce that a brand new Effective SEN Support Provision – Middle Leaders course, created in partnership with Whole School SEND is now live – and all educators can access it free of charge!

This course is aimed at current and aspiring middle leaders who want to develop, embed and enact new skills in SEN support and provision.

You can learn more about the Middle Leaders course and how it could benefit your teams by accessing the dedicated page here

Please note: The Effective SEN Support Provision – Middle Leaders courses free course is not recognised as CPD for ADG FE/HE Dyslexia Guild members who have not yet completed The Certificate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DACRT56) but may be suitable CPD for qualified Guild members.

How this course benefits participants and their schools?

By completing this free CPD course, delegates will be able to:

• Understand how middle leaders can support strategic SEND provision while identifying opportunities to coordinate with other leaders in the school #

• Consider how effectively whole school approaches are implemented in their subject area

• Reflect on how line management can support effective SEND provision.

• Identify strategies and resources to support colleagues, including early career teachers, within a department to develop their practice

• Reflect on how subject-specific content can be presented to pupils with SEND

• Consider how assessment and tracking can support the identification of pupils with SEND

• Assess the learning environment for pupils with different needs, then identify and implement key strategies and resources that will support them

How is the course delivered and how long does it take?

The Effective SEN Support Provision – Middle Leaders course is delivered fully online and should take most current or aspiring middle leaders no more than 15 hours. The great news is you’ll be able to access the course for 12 months, so you can enjoy the course at a time, place and pace which works for you. However, there is no time like the present to continue to develop your inclusive leadership skills and knowledge.

Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme – DALP Award for Practitioners (DAAWD85)

DALP (DAAWD85)Keep your SpLD Literacy teaching programme knowledge up to date.

Have you studied the Dyslexia Institute Literacy Programme (DILP)? if so, this multi-dimensional literacy programme may be of interest to you.

The DALP (DAAWD85) online course is suitable for Qualified SpLD specialist teachers/practitioners who hold a Level 5 specialist SpLD or Postgraduate Level 7 specialist SpLD teaching qualification (Associate ADG – Dyslexia Guild or ATS/APS – British Dyslexia Association). 

Suitable qualifying courses include, but are not restricted to:

  • Dyslexia Action Professional/Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma qualifications in Dyslexia and Literacy (University of York)
  • Dyslexia Action Alpha to Omega Level 4/5 course
  • Dyslexia Institute Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma qualifications
  • Hornsby Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching
  • Other BDA Accredited Level 7 Specialist Teaching qualifications

This course does not include Teaching Intervention delivery.  If you are an experienced specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner and are seeking guided practical experience using DALP should look at our Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60).

How much does it cost?

The cost of the DALP (DAAWD85) course is £935 +VAT (payable in two instalments). Dyslexia Guild qualifying members receive £60 (inclusive of VAT) discount from the total course price (please ensure you are logged in before registration and the reduction will be automatically applied. Please note this cannot be applied in retrospect).

When can I start?

Our next starting dates are 20 April, 7 September 2020 or January 2021. We are currently accepting bookings for our April cohort (deadline to apply is 13 March).

Find out more information

Full details of the updated DALP programme (DAAWD85) including a brochure can be found here.

 

Should you need any further information about this course, do not hesitate to contact us or call us on 01784-222-304.

Black Friday Special Offer

Black Friday Special OfferBlack Friday Special Offer

For November 2019 we have some Black Friday special offer available for a selection of our Dyslexia Action Training courses. 

CPD Programme Offers – Units/Awards

Visit our list of courses and qualifications for more detailed information on the qualifying courses and to book, but don’t delay this offer is only available between 29 November and 13 December 2019.

Level 5 Programme Offers

  • £100 off DAAWD80  April 2020 cohort use code BFAWD802019
  • £100 off DACRT60 for those eligible to join the April 2020 cohort use code BFCRT602019


*Please note the discounts can only be applied at the time of booking online and not in retrospect.
Terms apply

Visit the online page for more detailed information on the qualifying courses and to book, but don’t delay this offer is only available between 29 November and 13 December 2019.

If you have any queries please email trainingcourses@dyslexiaaction.org.uk 

Join Dyslexia Action – the largest dyslexia online training provider in the UK

dyslexia online trainingDyslexia Online Training

We are an online dyslexia training provider. Dyslexia Action Training offers specialist teacher training/practitioner & specialist teacher/practitioner assessor training. We offer pathways to achieve specialist teacher/practitioner assessor status. Our courses are designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of teachers, SENCos, practitioners, teaching assistants, learning support staff, language therapists, tutors, and lecturers who support students with literacy difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.

Dyslexia Action 

Here are some useful links to our main areas of training:

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance in answering any questions you may have about dyslexia online training.

Join The Dyslexia Guild

You may also be interested in membership of The Dyslexia Guild which offers numerous benefits, including post-nominals (letters after your name), an annual conference, online forums, topical journals, e-newsletter and online library with e-books and e-journals. You can find further details on The Dyslexia Guild website here.

Dyslexia Action Shop

You may have noticed that the Dyslexia Action Shop has many new and popular psychological assessments and resources available to view at the show last month. Please get in touch with our team at the Dyslexia Action Shop on 01784 222339, via email at shop@dyslexiaaction.org.uk or simply visit the website for more details.   

 

Are you looking to apply for or renew your Assessment Practising Certificate (APC)?  

APCRenew or gain an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential for specialist teachers, assessors, and practitioners; it helps you to stay at the forefront of information in the field by updating your knowledge and professional practice. We have recently updated our Applying for and Renewing an Assessment Practising Certificate (DAAPCONL) online course, suitable for those looking to renew or gain an APC.  The course will detail new developments in diagnostic reporting and include materials and guidance based on the new SASC report format (mandatory from Summer 2020).

What are the benefits of applying for an APC?

An APC is a licence to practice for those carrying out assessments in schools for Exam Access Arrangements and in colleges for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Many schools and college employers also now require their specialist teaching or support staff to obtain an APC.

Who can apply for this course?

Candidates should normally be qualified specialist assessors with a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent, and be familiar with diagnostic assessment report writing. Eligible and current guild members can save £10 on the course fee.

Why study with Dyslexia Action Training?

Dyslexia Action Training is a SASC Authorised CPD Provider. Twelve learning hours, of which five hours of the total learning hours for this course are recognized and accredited by SASC as fulfilling, in part, the (minimum) 20 CPD hours required over three years that contribute towards gaining or renewing an APC.

When and how can I apply for this course?

Our next intake is 20 November 2019 (register before 6 November) and other dates include January, March and May 2020. 

£205 +VAT for Non-Guild Members paying online by debit/credit card at the time of registration.

£195 +VAT for Guild Members paying online by debit/credit card at the time of registration.

To apply for the course, please complete an online booking form on our website here.

Amnesty/Grand-parenting route from March 2019 – March 2020 only

For a limited period qualified and practising specialist teacher assessors with a full level 7 qualification in assessment (e.g. the Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice (Middlesex University) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy (York) who have not previously applied for, or held, an Assessment Practising Certificate will be able to obtain an APC by completing an application form and uploading a copy of their qualification certificate. The fee is £180 and includes the SASC listing fee of £30 see Assessment Practising Certificate – APC read our brochure under ‘Download further information’ and apply directly under ‘How much does it cost and how to apply?’

I already hold an APC, do you offer other courses for SpLD Specialist Teachers or Assessors?

Dyslexia Action Training and Real Training offer a range of courses for qualified SpLD specialist teacher assessors to update their knowledge and skills in specialist assessment for SpLD. A list of all the qualifications we offer for specialist SpLD teachers and assessors can be found here

Should you need any further information regarding our CPD Level 7 Courses for SpLD  professionals do give us a call on 01784 222304 or email us at trainingcourses@dyslexiaaction.org.uk 

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