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Unit in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties – (DACPD91)

Special offer – £10 discount for CPD Unit courses starting 13 July 2022! Discount applied automatically at checkout.

What our delegates say about this course

“I have learnt so much in reading and reflecting on this unit. The course is really well put together and I have appreciated your advice and observations.  I feel there is still a lot I need to learn, but I am in a much better place to encourage and support ‘my’ students with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties.”

“I really enjoyed the course and am planning to do the next one soon. It was helpful to learn the theory and then apply it to examples and work-place scenarios. I am already finding myself using my new knowledge and ideas when working with my students.”

“This has been an in depth and extremely useful course that goes towards my Level 5 Diploma. The knowledge and understanding of dyslexia that I have gained from this course has been immense and helped me to clarify key areas of understanding and practice where I needed further insight into. It highlighted numerous approaches and strategies for supporting adults and students with dyslexia which I will now take on and begin to implement through my own practices in the coming academic year. One important highlight that I can take away from the course in particular was the importance of context-related perspectives of dyslexia and where barriers may emerge to progress.”


Why take this short course?

Supporting Adults with DyslexiaDACPD91– This Level 4 Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties Unit provides a framework for the support of adults with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties in a variety of post-compulsory education environments.  The holistic requirements of the individual will be considered, as well as the barriers that adults can face once they leave school. A range of barriers to competent performance, including the operating environment will be examined as a foundation to identify appropriate provision.  The materials in the unit will be pertinent to those supporting adults in further or higher education in work-based training and apprenticeships or other environments in which learning takes place with adults.

Is this course accredited?

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 
  • 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)

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 learning or adult support tutor and be currently (or recently within the last 2-3 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.

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.

Booking options

Book DACPD91 as a stand-alone CPD unit

Study the Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties Unit as an individual CPD course to enhance your skills in a particular area.

Single CPD Unit Cost – £295 + VAT

To book DACPD91, please visit our online booking page and select the date you wish to start.

Please note bookings close 2 weeks before the start date.

Book DACPD91 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.

To book DAAWD59, please visit our online booking page and select the date you wish to start.

Please note bookings close 2 weeks before the start date.

Is this CPD unit part of a Certificate?

The Supporting Adults with 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 Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61)

If you would like to train to become a full specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner and hold the Level 5 Certificate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DACRT56).

You may be in a position to enrol in the following teacher/practitioner certificate course: 

Successful completion of either DACRT51 or DACRT67 plus DACRT60 will give you:

The Level 5 Diploma (DADIP61) 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 Fast Track 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.

When can I start?

Level 4 and 5 CPD Short Courses for teaching professionals at all levels run six times a year with start dates in September, November, January, March, May and July. Our next available dates for 2022 are:

  • 13 July 2022
  • 14 September 2022

Interested in one for those dates? Please complete an online booking form here.

Please note: as it takes time to process your application and payment, we strongly recommend registering as soon as possible, so that you don’t miss the next intake.

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