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

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 course is accessible, providing   both theoretical and practical approaches to become a specialist assessor, developing the knowledge and understanding as Specialist Teacher and their ability to carry out diagnostic assessments, write reports and deliver effective teaching sessions to learners with dyslexia and other learning differences affecting literacy and numeracy.
This is a blended learning course, as it has proved to be the most effective route to becoming an outstanding assessor, with a hands-on approach to developing skills alongside studying current research.   Feedback from previous candidates has confirmed this :
The face to face days 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 to 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.  The face to face days enabled me to make a valued decision about which ones i would need to buy.
Candidates recieve access to an online portal wiht lectures and resources to support their progress throughout the course.  They also have access to an online forum to discuss their thoughts and questions wiht other candidates.

Who can attend?

Candidates with an OCR Level 5 qualification in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties or the equivalent.

You will be recognised as a Specialist Teacher
Funding

Courses

1. Cambridge - £3,295 – £3,495 + VAT ( 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:

5th October 2019
2nd November 2019
11th January 2020
29th February 2020
9th May 2020



Next course enrolment: September 2019

Option A: Blended Learning Cambridge - £3,295

+VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

i) The course offers an online interactive experience, the content of which is delivered through:

  • Reading materials/resources
  • Lectures
  • Power points
  • Videos
  • Demonstrations of assessment material protocols
  • Hands-on practical sessions with a range of assessment materials
ii) As well as having access to the online course materials, Blended Learning candidates attend 5 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 resources
  • 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

iii) Candidates are further supported by a personal tutor, offering guidance and advice on assignments, which include essays and a teaching portfolio, including:

  • An essay on psychometric testing
  • A research-based essay
  • At least 3 diagnostic reports
  • 3 videoed sessions, including assessing and teaching
  • A teaching programme
Option B: Blended Learning Cambridge with Specialist Setting Visit - £3,495

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

2. Blended Learning Woodford Green, London - £3,395 - £3,595 + VAT ( 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 DAYS:

11th October 2019
8th November 2019
17th January 2020
6th March 2020
24th April 2020

Next course enrolment: September 2019

Option A: Blended Learning Woodford Green, London - £3,395

+VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

i) The course offers an online interactive experience, the content of which is delivered through:

  • Reading materials/resources
  • Lectures
  • Power points
  • Videos
  • Demonstrations of assessment material protocols
  • Hands-on practical sessions with a range of assessment materials

ii) As well as having access to the online course materials, Blended Learning candidates attend 5 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 resources
  • 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
iii) Candidates are further supported by a personal tutor, offering guidance and advice on assignments, which include essays and a teaching portfolio, including:
  • An essay on psychometric testing
  • A research-based essay
  • At least 3 diagnostic reports
  • 3 videoed sessions, including assessing and teaching
  • A teaching programme
Option B: Blended Learning Woodford Green, London with Specialist Setting Visit - £3,595

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

3. Blended Learning Woking, Surrey - £3,395 - £3,595 + VAT ( 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.


Option A: Blended Learning Woking, Essex - £3,395

+VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

i) The course offers an online interactive experience, the content of which is delivered through:

  • Reading materials/resources
  • Lectures
  • Power points
  • Videos
  • Demonstrations of assessment material protocols
  • Hands-on practical sessions with a range of assessment materials

ii) As well as having access to the online course materials, Blended Learning candidates attend 5 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 resources
  • 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

iii) Candidates are further supported by a personal tutor, offering guidance and advice on assignments, which include essays and a teaching portfolio, including:

  • An essay on psychometric testing
  • A research-based essay
  • At least 3 diagnostic reports
  • 3 videoed sessions, including assessing and teaching
  • A teaching programme
Option B: Blended Learning Woking, Essex with Specialist School - £3,595

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