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

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.”
M.B.

“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.”
C.W.D

“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.”
N.M.

Why take this short course?

DACPD92 – This accredited Level 5 Unit will allow you to motivate and equip your learner/s with the skills and attributes required for effective study – such as reading, memory, revision and organisation – by creating a supportive learning environment and providing practical resources. This will particularly support those working with learners who have (or may have) dyslexia.

Is this course accredited?

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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 
  • There are no ‘live’ or ‘taught’ lessons
  • Tutor support is offered through the course forums
  • Dyslexia Action uses the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Campus Online as the method of delivery for the CPD units
  • This qualification equates to Level 4 or 5  on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

This unit is comprised of three study cycles, each of which includes a StudyPracticeReflect, and Collaborate section. There are also associated practical tasks, with reference to current research and case studies.

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 with at least one year of recent and relevant teaching experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting and employed to work with learners in a further or higher education educational setting or those working in a support function
    or
  • Qualified classroom teachers or teaching or learning assistants with at least one year of recent and relevant teaching experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting and employed to work with learners in the UK or overseas
  • 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.

This CPD course runs six times a year with start dates in September, November, January, March, May and July. Please click on the date below to make a booking..

  • 13 March 2024
    Book by 6 March if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration (invoice upfront/pay later option has now closed)
  • 8 May 2024
    Book by 24 April (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 1 May if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
  • 10 July 2024
    Book by 26 June (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 3 July if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
  • 11 September 2024
    Book by 28 August (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 4 September if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration

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.

Our courses run six times a year in September, November, January, March, May and July. Please click on the date below to make a booking for the Award containing three units (click here to book the units individually). 

  • 13 March 2024
    Book by 6 March if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration (invoice upfront/pay later option has now closed)
  • 8 May 2024
    Book by 24 April (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 1 May if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
  • 10 July 2024
    Book by 26 June (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 3 July if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration
  • 11 September 2024
    Book by 28 August (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 4 September if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration

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 Specialist Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties (DIST)

If you would like to train to become a full specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner, you may be in a position to enrol in the following teacher/practitioner certificate course: 

The Level 5 Diploma (DIST) 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 Graduate 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.

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