A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by Dyslexia Matters's best practice article

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, its uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Dyslexia Matters is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

Blunkett signature The Rt Hon Lord David Blunkett, MP
Pickles signature The Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles, MP

What we do

At Dyslexia Matters® we are friendly, caring, approachable team, 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.

We offer a range of online and blended learning training options.


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?
  • inspired by gaining the 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


Courses & Training

Become a specialist teacher.

Dyslexia Support

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 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, offering Continuing Professional Development and a range of qualifications from Level 2 to Level 7. Our blended learning opportunities are organised for candidates at the same stage of a course and are not a ‘mix and match modular add-on’.

Grant Funding

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 skilful 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

Discounts and Extras

We like to find ways of offering you more, so when you complete your course you will be given:

One free Parent Course to offer a parent of a child with dyslexia
One free cycle of the Dyslexia Matters Quality Mark Award for your educational setting
A refund of £50 for any successful referral to a Dyslexia Matters’ Course


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)
  • Level 5 Specialist Teacher Diploma
  • Funding available for 2018
  • from £1600 (+ VAT often refundable for schools/colleges/charities)
  • Level 7 Access Arrangement Assessor Award
  • £1700
  • Level 7 Specialist Teacher and Assessor Diploma
  • from £3295 (+ VAT often refundable for schools/colleges/charities)

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Course Locations for Blended Learning Options

St Faith's School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AG                

The Atrium, Inmans Row, Woodford, Woodford Green, IG8 0NH

Knowl Hill School, School Lane, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0JN


Have a chat with us and find out how we can help you help others

01767 313100
Head Office
Black Horse Cottage, Southill Road, Broom, Bedfordshire, England SG18 9LA
Registered Address
Black Horse Cottage, Southill Road, Broom, Bedfordshire, England, SG18 9LA
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