Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia, Specific Learning Differences and Barriers to Literacy.
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Liz and Julia, Directors, were asked to create a Premium Course that reflected their ‘ultimate dream’ for a specialist teacher course that went over and above the requirements of the qualification. Liz and Julia applied the same principles, standards, and approach as when they founded a specialist school for learners with dyslexia which went on to achieve outstanding results to create this Premium Course for a limited number of candidates.
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 qualification, 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 450 specialist teachers.
- Work best collaboratively with colleagues and a course leader, discussing new concepts and ideas.
- Benefit from additional examples such as case studies to broaden the scope of their experience and discussing qualified specialist teachers’ practice.
- Know that having regular meetings to discuss coursework with everyone participating at the same point, helps them maintain momentum and motivation.
- Want to set the qualification in the context of the wider role of specialist teacher. These candidates will welcome opportunities to explore different settings for learners with dyslexia.
- Would like to explore setting up as an independent practitioner, with practical guidance
- Would like to explore how the role of Specialist Teacher within an educational setting can be enhanced by auditing and setting targets for the whole establishment. The programme also provides practical resources that can be used after qualifying, devised, tried, and tested by the Dyslexia Matters’ team.
- Are interested in the role of motivation in the learning process
- Study at a time to suit you
- Practical tasks and best practice activities
- Portfolio documentation and guidance templates
- Dyslexia Matters informal assessment kit
- Tutor support
- An introductory webinar
- Additional weekly interactive webinar programme during term time
- Case Studies
- Teaching observation and discussion
- Opportunities to meet the Head of a specialist school
- Opportunities to meet the Head of a Specialist Teaching and Assessment Centre
- Webinars cover a wide range of additional skills and resources, such as:
- setting up as an Independent Practitioner
- supporting settings: internally and externally
- motivating learners with special educational needs
- post-qualification resources and systems
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 informal, curriculum-based assessments and deliver specialist-teaching programmes to learners of all ages.
On completion of this course, those applicants who hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status will be eligible for British Dyslexia Association Approved Teacher Status (ATS); others would be eligible for Approved Practitioner Status (APS). Having ATS or APS gives candidates further recognition as a Specialist Teacher of learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) / Dyslexia.
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.
Teachers, HLTAs, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and those with a level 3 qualification or higher looking for a new career.
Candidate courses are funded by their settings, local authorities or privately.
The cost of this course is £3,450
The course comprises 60 credits of online learning, complete with online assessment.
“As a manager of staff who have undertaken their training with Dyslexia Matters I can only say that staff have come away with the knowledge and understanding that they need to fulfil their roles in school. I will therefore continue to use Dyslexia Matters in the future.”
“While Dyslexia Matters maintains strict guidelines and expectations for the standards that they expect from candidates and will not compromise on these, the company ethos is all about enabling candidates to achieve and to succeed. The level of care and support given to candidates is second to none.”
“Another very important area in which Dyslexia Matters excels is in the way that assignments are planned and presented and most importantly in the feedback that candidates receive. Candidates are given very specific instructions with templates to help them to organise and structure their work. Expectations are made very clear. Those marking work are highly knowledgeable and again have the necessary skills, understanding and qualifications to complete this activity. They provide very clear information about what the candidate has done well and guidance is given which will enable the candidate to have a clear understanding of what s/he should do in order to develop work and improve.”
“Course materials provided are very clear and informative. In all aspects of the course they follow best practice in respect of optimising learning. A simple example of this is in their PowerPoint presentations. There’s nothing worse than being told that you should use a particular font style and size and then being shown an ‘all singing and dancing’ PowerPoint with lots of bright colours which is cluttered and confusing with print that is too small to read!”
“Those delivering the course are very well qualified and have an outstanding knowledge of their subject. What is more important is the fact that they have relevant experience in the field and so can talk from real-life contexts etc. This ensures that they have the necessary credibility with their candidates.”
“Many of our staff have been trained by Dyslexia Matters. Several have completed the level 5 and others are working towards or have completed the new PAPAA qualification. In so far as members of staff are concerned, the courses that they attended were well organised. The administration was effective and efficient. Course requirements were set out clearly. There was plenty of support at various levels.”
“I would most definitely recommend Dyslexia Matters. We are a specialist school for pupils with dyslexia and associated specific learning difficulties. At our school, all staff teaching literacy, as well as those doing 1 to 1 tuition must have a specialist dyslexia teaching qualification.”