The Dyslexia Award

At Dyslexia Matters® we are 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 hands-on knowledge and access to online resources  placing you at the cutting edge of Dyslexia.

The Dyslexia Award is a short practical training programme, focusing on understanding and supporting groups of learners with dyslexia and/or specific learning difficulties taught through a range of videos, cartoons, activities and power points. It was developed in response to demand from teaching assistants/teachers/SENDCos for a shorter course on dyslexia to be available as an alternative to the Level 5 Specialist Teacher Diploma.

This online course and assessed tasks will take approximately 120 hours to complete over 6 – 9 months and will give the candidates 12 Level 5 credits.

Teachers, HLTAs, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and those with a level 3 qualification or higher looking for a new career.

Candidates study on their own with the support of a remote tutor.

OCN Level 5 Award Qualification – £900

i)The course comprises 12 credits of on-line learning, complete with online assessment.  It offers an interactive experience, the content of which is delivered through:

•  Reading materials/resources

•  Lectures

•  PowerPoints

•  Videos

•  Demonstration lessons

•  Cartoons

ii) Candidates can work at their own pace and are welcome to repeat any lectures needing consolidation.

iii) Candidates are further supported by a personal tutor, who will provide individual feedback to give advice on how to extend or improve practice, challenge candidates’ thinking, or to offer additional opportunities for reflection.

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To book your place on this course please complete the application form.