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Unit in Supporting Study Skills in Adults with Dyslexia – (DACPD92)

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

What  delegates say about this course

“I have really enjoyed the course. I have found the reading really stimulating, interesting and informative. I feel like I have learned a lot and it has helped me understand and empathise much more with the challenges adults with dyslexia face. I now feel much more equipped and enabled to support my students with the development of their study skills to enable independence and metacognition.”


“I have found the course invaluable in developing my tutoring skills and interaction with my students. It’s been great to be able to say I’m working towards a deadline too when they’ve got essay deadlines looming, and we could then share strategies and approaches for organisation etc. I particularly enjoyed designing the structural activity and discussing it with students. It also helped to focus my wider reading and to research different aspects that I may not have previously considered.”


“Thank you for such an illuminating and stimulating unit. You have encouraged us to engage fully with the challenge of developing writing skills in dyslexic learners, and I have found a number of very useful techniques which I am looking forward to using with my students. I also enjoyed interacting with the Unit Forum which was a compulsory element in this run of courses: a good thing as it makes the interactive aspect of the course come alive much more! The assignment also made me think about how to improve my practice.”


Why take this short course?

DACPD92 – This Level 5 Supporting Study Skills in Adults with Dyslexia Unit begins with a consideration of what is meant by study skills.  It goes on to explore the barriers to learning that can impede the development of study skills in learners with dyslexia and the teaching methods that can improve their access to learning.

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
  • 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
  • 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 DACPD92 as a stand-alone CPD unit

Study the Supporting Study Skills in Adults with Dyslexia Unit as an individual CPD course to enhance your skills in a particular area.

Single CPD Unit Cost – £295 + VAT

To book DACPD92, please visit our online booking page and select the date you wish to start.

Book DACPD92 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:

Level 5 Award in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DAAWD59)

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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