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Unit in Supporting Individuals with Memory Weaknesses – (DACPD52)


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

What our delegates say about this course

“Whilst completing this course, it has made me more aware of metacognition as a HLTA, and I used the ‘left or right brainer’ exercise on my year 9 and 10 groups of SEN students. 
They are now aware of how they are as a learner, and I regularly refer back to it when in class.”

“I would like to provide thanks for the high level of tutor support which was provided within the forums”

Thank you for providing an excellent course.

Why take this short course?

 Supporting Individuals with Memory Weaknesses DACPD52 – This accredited Level 4 online CPD course explores some of the different aspects of memory and aims to promote an understanding of the barriers that working memory weaknesses can create within learning environments. It introduces a more analytical approach to teaching, providing practitioners with the opportunity to reflect upon their own practice and to consider how it can be tailored to strategically support learners with dyslexia and working memory weakness. 

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 Supporting Individuals with Memory Weaknesses course is delivered entirely 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
  • Tutor support is offered throughout the duration of the course
  • This Level 4 course is mapped against the Ofqual Level Descriptors (15/5774) 

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 and be currently (or recently within the last 2-3 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.

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 DACPD52 as a stand-alone CPD unit

Study the Supporting Individuals with Memory Weaknesses as an individual Level 4 CPD course to enhance your skills in a particular area.

Single CPD Unit Cost – £295 + VAT

To book DACPD52, 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 DACPD52 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 DAAWD51, 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 Individuals with Memory Weaknesses 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 either:

  • The Certificate in Supporting Literacy in Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT51)
  • The Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT67)

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

Successful completion of either DACRT51, DACRT56 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 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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