Level 7 Diploma

Level 7 Diploma in Teaching and Assessing Learners with Dyslexia, Specific Learning Differences and Barriers to Literacy.

Accessible nationally

£3,395

 

At Dyslexia Matters® we are a  friendly, caring, approachable team of current practitioners , and our mission is to help people with specific learning difficulties 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.

This is a blended learning course, as blended learning has proved to be the most effective route to becoming an outstanding assessor, with an active experiential approach to developing skills alongside studying current research.   Feedback from previous candidates has confirmed this :

The sessions ‘were so useful as I was a little nervous about administering some of the tests and this gave me a real chance to look through each one as well as having a go before administering it to my learner.  I could also chat to other members of my group about tests they had used previously.  Although I was aware at the start of the course that I would have to have access to standardised tests my school only had a limited selection.’   These sessions ‘enabled me to make a valued decision about which ones I would need to buy’.

Candidates receive access to an online portal with lectures and resources to support their progress throughout the course.  They also have access to an online forum to discuss their thoughts and questions with other candidates.

This course provides both theoretical and practical approaches to become a specialist teacher and assessor, developing the knowledge and understanding of the Special Educational Needs sector and the ability to assess and deliver effective teaching sessions to learners with dyslexia/specific learning difficulties. It is a nationally  and professionally recognised  and accredited Ofqual qualification that was co-authored by the Directors of Dyslexia Matters’ Directors themselves.

Dyslexia Matters has excellent and long-standing reputation and excellent credentials in the field of dyslexia. Educational settings approach Dyslexia Matters when they have vacancies as they hold Dyslexia Matters training in high esteem, as they have over 20 years of practical hands on knowledge and the Directors were founders of a specialist school for learners with dyslexia and associated difficulties. The Directors continue to be passionate about training Specialist Teachers and empowering each individual to make a real difference to learners they support.

    • An ‘excellent centre’
    • It  ‘delivers courses of an exceptionally high standard turning out well prepared teachers and assessors who are prized by the organisations for which they work’
    • Delivered ‘well respected and nationally recognised gold standard qualification for teachers and assessors of learners with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties’
    • Known as ‘a centre of excellence in the provision of these courses’
    • ‘encourages a high standard of work. Portfolios show evidence of excellent improvement coming from focussed feedback’.
    • ‘Portfolios show a high level of knowledge and understanding of the course standards and requirements. This Centre provides excellent training’
    • ‘All assessors are extremely competent, highly qualified and experience’
    • ‘End users and employers of the trained candidates were surveyed. These evaluations and feedback demonstrate value of this course and the high satisfaction with which they regard the’

The Level 7 course that we offer is dependent on the candidate having completed teaching practice of 20 hours for the Level 5 within the last 3 years- an exception can be made for teaching practices completed longer than 3 years ago if there is evidence of appropriate continued teaching practice and CPD.

All candidates will need to have completed 20 hours of teaching practice before starting the Level 7 units. These can come from the Level 5 course, or for candidates with extensive experience in the field of dyslexia/specific learning difficulties can be undertaken with us without the need to do all the Level 5.  There would be an additional charge for this teaching practice.

A primary concern of Dyslexia Matters and indeed the British Dyslexia Association is that the professional help available to people with dyslexia of all ages and abilities should be of a consistently high quality. Your qualification will enable you to conduct standardised assessments and deliver specialist-teaching programmes to learners of all ages.

On completion of this course, those applicants can apply for British Dyslexia Association Membership (AMBDA).

In order to help you to achieve your professional goals, and to maintain our high standards, Dyslexia Matters offers flexible training options to suit individual candidates’ personal circumstances and ways of learning.

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. Our strength is that we cater for each person’s needs individually, in an empathetic and multi-sensory way.

This course provides both theoretical and practical approaches to become a specialist teacher, developing the knowledge and understanding of the Special Educational Needs sector and the ability to deliver effective teaching sessions to learners with dyslexia/specific learning difficulties.  It is not an essay driven course and there is no written exam. It is a nationally  and professionally recognised  and accredited Ofqual qualification that was co-authored by the Directors of Dyslexia Matters’ Directors themselves.

The course comprises 80 credits of online learning, complete with online assessment.  

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