What we do

At Dyslexia Matters® we are friendly, caring, approachable hands-on practitioners, and our mission is to help people with specific learning differences and those who work with them.

When you train with us you will experience a warm and supportive learning environment and receive generous assessor input while gaining up to date, practical knowledge and access to online resources, placing you at the cutting edge of Dyslexia.

We offer a range of  interactive online and blended learning training options, led by Julia and Liz, the directors of Dyslexia Matters.

They have a wealth of practical, everyday knowledge about how to support learners with dyslexia,having been Heads of a specialist school for learners with dyslexia and associated difficulties.  They both have personal as well as professional experience of the day to day realities faced by learners with specific learning differences of all ages.  They are experts in their field and have written national qualifications, collaborated with universities and been recognised as outstanding practitioners.  They have shared their expertise with schools, colleges, businesses and job centres, instigating innovative approaches and interventions, stemming from their wealth of experience.  They have chosen a highly qualified team of hands-on practitioners to complement and promote their mission: to impact learners in a personalised and practical way.  All assessors are Specialist Teachers, including the Course Manager, offering knowledgeable advice and appropriate guidance at all times. 


These are the courses for you if you are

A teacher or HLTA
  • wanting to take your career in an even more rewarding direction?
  • looking to expand your professional skills by specialising in supporting students with dyslexia using practical, transferable techniques?
  • inspired by gaining the hands-on  skills to help your students with dyslexia get the most out of their academic studies and fulfil their potential?
  • Wanting to uphold the principles of the SEND Code of Practice (0-25)?
A head teacher dedicated to
Interested in a new profession
A parent



Become a specialist teacher.


Learn how we can help.

Candidate & Assessor Login Area

Our online resource area, where you can access courses.



Would you like a practical course? Our course are practical and hands-on rather than essay-driven.

Specialist Teachers

All courses are taught by current practitioners who are  friendly, understanding and experienced specialist teachers with expertise in a range of settings, from Early Years to Adults.

Specialist Courses

The focus of our courses is highly practical and multisensory, rather than essay based,  offering Continuing Professional Development and a range of qualifications from Level 2 to Level 7. We offer blended learning options as we believe a hands-on approach to tasks and activities alongside theory offers a highly effective route to becoming an outstanding practitioner.

Grant Funding

We are constantly on the lookout for any available grant funding and will share any developments.

Flexible study options

On-line courses can be started at regular points throughout the year. Blended Learning course days are delivered in London, Woking and Cambridge.

What educational settings want

Head teachers and senior managers remind us again and again that settings want specialists to be confident and skillful hands-on practitioners, rather than just essay writers. They want them to have the skills to deal with real day-to-day issues that learners with dyslexia face.

People with Dyslexia in GB
Candidates Enrolled
Specialist Teachers Trained by Dyslexia Matters


Take a look at rest of our friendly and experienced assessor team

 Julia Hewerdine

Julia Hewerdine

As Julia has dyslexia herself, and is the mother of children with dyslexia, she has hands-on...

 Liz Blackburn

Liz Blackburn

It was Liz's experience of growing up with a brother with severe learning difficulties that led her into...

OCN Qualifications                                             
  • Level 2
  • Practitioner Award
  • £600 (+VAT often refundable for schools/colleges/charities)
  • Level 3
  • Practitioner Award
  • £800 (+VAT often refundable for schools/colleges/charities)
  • Level 5
  • Specialist in Group Interventions Award
  • £900 (+VAT often refundable for schools/colleges/charities)
Gateway Qualifications
  • Level 5 Specialist Teacher Diploma
  • from £2000 (+ VAT often refundable for schools/colleges/charities)
  • Level 7 Specialist Teacher and Assessor Diploma
  • from £3295 (+ VAT often refundable for schools/colleges/charities)

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01767 76 54 76
Head Office
Black Horse Cottage, Southill Road, Broom, Bedfordshire, England SG18 9LA
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Black Horse Cottage, Southill Road, Broom, Bedfordshire, England, SG18 9LA
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