Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties

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.

Course Dates: September 2019

*We currently have a waiting list for the online course in January, April and June 2019.  Please complete an application form and you will be contacted if/when a place becomes available before September 2019.*

Who can attend?
Teachers, HLTAs, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and those with a level 3 qualification or higher looking for a new career.
You will be recognised as a Specialist Teacher

Courses

1. Online - £1,600 - £1,800 + VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

Suitable for candidates who prefer to study on their own with the support of a remote tutor and/or are unable to travel to blended learning sessions.

Course dates: September 2019

* Waiting list for January, April and June 2019.  Please complete an application form and you will be contacted if/when a place becomes available before September 2019*

Option A: Online - £1600

+VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

i) The course comprises 42 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. Candidates send activities to practise the skills needed to produce their teaching portfolio to their tutor before creating their portfolio of 20 hours’ teaching practice and writing one essay on the impact of legislation on 2 learners with dyslexia/spld and two others demonstrating their ability to understand and summarise a specialist teacher report and educational psychologist report.

iv) Candidates may attend an optional networking day in Cambridge.

Option B: Online with a Specialist Setting Visit - £1800

2. Blended Learning Cambridge - £1,900 - £2,100 + VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

Suitable for candidates who prefer to work alongside a small group of colleagues. There are opportunities for overlearning, sharing of best practice and consolidating understanding of concepts face to face with tutors.

If you wish to understand the benefits of blended learning please click on this link and watch the video on the top right-hand side: Wikipedia.

BLENDED LEARNING DATES:

Saturday 24th November 2018
Saturday 16th March 2019

Next course enrolment: September 2019

Option A: Blended Learning Cambridge - £1900

+VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

i) As well as having access to the online course, Blended Learning candidates attend 3 Study Days with a small group. These study days are scheduled after candidates have completed a section of the online course and provide the opportunity for candidates to:

  • Consolidate their learning with colleagues and a tutor in a face to face setting
  • Take part in practical activities, discussion, and quizzes to inform best practice.
  • Build a supportive network of colleagues taking the course to share the experience,
  • Compare, share and discuss teaching resources, both commercial and home-made
  • Enrich their experience of learners with dyslexia through comparison of different learner profiles, ages, and settings
  • Review key skills taught on the online course
  • Review portfolio work
  • Observe and share demonstrations
  • Have a ‘tour’ through exemplar portfolios
ii) The online part of the course comprises 42 credits of online learning, complete with an online assessment.  It offers an interactive experience, the content of which is delivered through:
  • Reading materials/resources
  • Lectures
  • PowerPoints
  • Videos
  • Demonstration lessons
  • Cartoons

 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. Candidates do activities during the study days to practise the skills needed to produce their teaching portfolio, and then create their portfolio of 20 hours’ teaching practice and write one essay on the impact of legislation on 2 learners with dyslexia/spld and two others demonstrating their ability to understand and summarise a specialist teacher report and educational psychologist report.

Option B: Blended Learning Cambridge with Specialist Setting Visit - £2100

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

3. Blended Learning Woodford Green, London - £2,000 - £2,200 + VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

Suitable for candidates who prefer to work alongside a small group of colleagues. There are opportunities for overlearning, sharing of best practice and consolidating understanding of concepts face to face with tutors.Suitable for candidates who prefer to work alongside a small group of colleagues. There are opportunities for overlearning, sharing of best practice and consolidating understanding of concepts face to face with tutors.

If you wish to understand the benefits of blended learning please click on this link and watch the video on the top right-hand side: Wikipedia.

BLENDED LEARNING DATES:
Thursday 22nd November 2018
Thursday 14th March 2019

Next enrolment date: September 2019

Option A: Blended Learning Woodford Green, London - £2,000

+VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

i) As well as having access to the online course, Blended Learning candidates attend 3 Study Days with a small group. These study days are scheduled after candidates have completed a section of the online course and provide the opportunity for candidates to:

  • Consolidate their learning with colleagues and a tutor in a face to face setting
  • Take part in practical activities, discussion, and quizzes to inform best practice.
  • Build a supportive network of colleagues taking the course to share the experience,
  • Compare, share and discuss teaching resources, both commercial and home-made
  • Enrich their experience of learners with dyslexia through comparison of different learner profiles, ages, and settings
  • Review key skills taught on the online course
  • Review portfolio work
  • Observe and share demonstrations
  • Have a ‘tour’ through exemplar portfolios

ii) The online part of the course comprises 42 credits of online learning, complete with an online assessment.  It offers an interactive experience, the content of which is delivered through:

  • Reading materials/resources
  • Lectures
  • PowerPoints
  • Videos
  • Demonstration lessons
  • Cartoons

 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. Candidates do activities during the study days to practise the skills needed to produce their teaching portfolio, and then create their portfolio of 20 hours’ teaching practice and write one essay on the impact of legislation on 2 learners with dyslexia/spld and two others demonstrating their ability to understand and summarise a specialist teacher report and educational psychologist report.

Option B: Blended Learning Woodford Green, London with Specialist Setting Visit - £2,200

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

4. Blended Learning Woking, Surrey - £2,000 - £2,200 + VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

Suitable for candidates who prefer to work alongside a small group of colleagues. There are opportunities for overlearning, sharing of best practice and consolidating understanding of concepts face to face with tutors.Suitable for candidates who prefer to work alongside a small group of colleagues. There are opportunities for overlearning, sharing of best practice and consolidating understanding of concepts face to face with tutors.

If you wish to understand the benefits of blended learning please click on this link and watch the video on the top right-hand side: Wikipedia.

Blended Learning dates:
10th November 2018
12th January 2019
30th March 2019

Next course enrolment: September 2019

Option A: Blended Learning Woking, Surrey - £2,000

+VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

i) As well as having access to the online course, Blended Learning candidates attend 3 Study Days with a small group. These study days are scheduled after candidates have completed a section of the online course and provide the opportunity for candidates to:

  • Consolidate their learning with colleagues and a tutor in a face to face setting
  • Take part in practical activities, discussion, and quizzes to inform best practice.
  • Build a supportive network of colleagues taking the course to share the experience,
  • Compare, share and discuss teaching resources, both commercial and home-made
  • Enrich their experience of learners with dyslexia through comparison of different learner profiles, ages, and settings
  • Review key skills taught on the online course
  • Review portfolio work
  • Observe and share demonstrations
  • Have a ‘tour’ through exemplar portfolios

 ii) The online part of the course comprises 42 credits of online learning, complete with an online assessment.  It offers an interactive experience, the content of which is delivered through:

  • Reading materials/resources
  • Lectures
  • PowerPoints
  • Videos
  • Demonstration lessons
  • Cartoons

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. Candidates do activities during the study days to practise the skills needed to produce their teaching portfolio, and then create their portfolio of 20 hours’ teaching practice and write one essay on the impact of legislation on 2 learners with dyslexia/spld and two others demonstrating their ability to understand and summarise a specialist teacher report and educational psychologist report.

DATES FOR BLENDED LEARNING COURSE:

1st September 2018
Blended learning dates to be confirmed

Option B: Blended Learning Woking, Surrey with Specialist Setting Visit - £2,200

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

5. CPD - £1,400 – £1,600 + VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

Suitable for candidates who wish to learn about the specialist field of dyslexia without wishing to producing a teaching portfolio and/or gain the qualification.

Option A: CPD - £1400

+VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

This course can be studied as a Continued Professional Development Course, without essay assignments or a teaching portfolio. The course comprises a minimum of 20 hours online learning, complete with an online assessment.  It offers an interactive experience, the content of which is delivered through:

  • Reading materials
  • Lectures
  • Power points
  • Videos
  • Demonstration lessons
  • Cartoons
A certificate is awarded to all those who complete this part of the course to a satisfactory standard.

As this CPD option provides sufficient evidence of candidates’ proficiency in knowing how to create a portfolio that will achieve OCR’s stringent standards to become a specialist teacher, if candidates completing this CPD option choose to progress to the diploma course, Dyslexia Matters will recognise the CPD certificate as accredited learning towards the diploma. Candidates would then proceed to producing their teaching portfolio, and essays.
Option B: CPD including visit to a specialist setting - £1600