Level 2 & 3 Awards

Level 2 & 3 Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties Practitioner Awards in Supporting Learners with Dyslexia: Supporting Young People or Adults

About these courses

These Level 2 & 3 Awards offer a practical introduction to understanding and supporting learners with dyslexia and/or specific learning difficulties, taught through a range of videos, cartoons, activities and power points. 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 hands-on knowledge and access to online resources, placing you at the cutting edge of Dyslexia.

About Dyslexia Matters

Dyslexia Matters has been recognised for many years as providers of excellent training. Liz and Julia, Directors, are co-authors of the Gateway nationally recognised specialist teacher qualifications, accredited by the BDA and Patoss. Feedback from awarding bodies and candidate reviews reflect the quality of the training. Dyslexia Matters has successfully trained more than 500 specialist teachers.


Level 2 Award

The total cost of this course is: £395 (Inc. VAT)

Level 3 Award

The total cost of this course is: £595 (Inc. VAT)

Costing explained

The Level 2 & 3 course fees cover the cost of an assessor who will guide and mark all of your work and be a point of contact throughout the whole time you study with us. As well as this, they also cover the cost of all of your registration fees throughout your course.


Unfortunately, there are not any central funding options available at the moment. We are regularly checking for updates on funding opportunities. Local charities and/or churches are worth exploring for funding opportunities in their particular area. We have had several candidates obtain funding this way. Dorset Community Foundation is an example of a localised charity offering support (https://www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org/who-we-help/). We have had several candidates obtain funding this way.

Several of our candidates have been fully funded or in part by their school or educational setting. It is worth a conversation with your school or educational setting to discuss potential opportunities that are mutually beneficial.

MOD Funding

We are a registered ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services) course provider. So anyone applying from the MOD has the opportunity to apply for funding this way. For more information please visit: https://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/


All of our courses are VAT deductible, so if a school or charity is paying for the course, the VAT (20%) can be offset.

Eligibility for Level 2 & 3 Awards

Both Level 2 & 3 courses are suitable for anyone looking to gain further understanding of dyslexia.


We are fortunate enough to have trained over 500 Specialist Teachers, not all of these were from a teaching background. Many of them started with courses like this.


As this course is taught remotely – there is a requirement to have access to a computer to be able to complete the course, as well as communicate with your assessor. It will help you to have a basic understanding of using computers. For example – organising files and documents that you have completed in order to send them to your assessor either via email or via a USB (memory) stick.

Length of Level 2 & 3 Awards

Level 2 Award

Total Length

We anticipate this online Level 2 course will take approximately 30 hours to complete.

Level 3 Award

Total Length

We anticipate this online Level 3 course will take approximately 40 hours to complete.

Location of Level 2 & 3 Awards

Both Level 2 & 3 courses are remote.

Online Learning Platform

We provide an online learning platform for you, which you have access to through-out your course. The content includes videos and quizzes, helping you to embed your knowledge.

We also provide dedicated IT support if required.

Why do we do it remotely?
  • We believe teaching remotely provides people nationally and internationally an equal opportunity to gain our qualification; giving as many learners as possible the opportunity to receive the support they require.
  • Candidates learn at different paces.
  • Enables us to adapt and ensure the course content is 100% accurate and delivered in the best way possible.

Delivery of Level 2 & 3 Awards

Course progression

We start both the Level 2 & 3 courses at a level that is accessible to everyone, regardless of their previous experience.

Our standards

We regularly conduct internal quality assurance exercises alongside regular external quality assurance inspections. This ensures we maintain our high standards.


As the course is delivered remotely, there is therefore a requirement to have access to a computer. We do provide IT Support if required.


This course is delivered by co-authors of the course. It has been designed in a way that is realistic and practical. The course is delivered by people who have previous experience of:

  • Working in mainstream settings
  • Founding and running a specialist school
  • Working as teachers
  • Working as headteachers in both mainstream and specialist settings
  • Supporting and training within the Public sector.
  • Working as governors.