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Who is the Supporting Adults Programme suitable for?

Our Level 5 Supporting Adults award has been designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of instructors, tutors, learning support staff or lecturers working with adults in the UK or Overseas.

If you are looking at this Award in relation to the NMH registration Band 4 - Specialist one-to-one study skills support (SpLD) requirements to aquire professional, associate membership, more information can be found in our 

 and on our Dyslexia Guild section.

What's included in the programme?

This award explores adult learning support from a range of perspectives. It is suitable for those working with adults with dyslexia who want to minimise the impact dyslexia can have in the workplace or in further or higher education. This award provides a framework for addressing the complex nature of dyslexia as a disability and offers practical solutions to ensure accessible learning for adults with dyslexia.  

This award contains the following units book as an award (with a saving of £30) or book units individually:

  • Supporting adults with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties (DACPD91) for information on each unit see below 
  • Supporting Study Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD87) for information on each unit see below 
  • Assistive Technologies to Support Struggling Readers and Writers (DACPD88) for information on each unit see below 

Please note this Award/these Units make up the first Award in the pathway leading to studying the Level 5 CPD Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support

How are the courses delivered and what are the benefits of studying online?

  • The programme is delivered online only which offers you the flexibility to organise your time to fit around your professional and personal commitments.  It also saves you the time and expense of travel and classroom attendance
  • The Award contains 3 set units, or you can choose to study individual units which can be combined later to make an Award
  • Tutor support is offered throughout the duration of the induction and course
  • These qualifications equate to Level 4 or 5  on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) See: http://ofqual.gov.uk/help-and-advice/comparing-qualifications

Downloads

Please read the documents below which provide full details including entry requirements, courses on offer and other important information you may need before applying:

Book - Award in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DAAWD58)  

This award contains three units which can be booked individually or together as an award (with a saving of £30):

To book the award (with a saving of £30) price of £840 , please select the relevent date below:

*Award prices increase 1st September 2016 to £855

Participants can also book the units within this award individually at a price of £290 per unit. To find out more information and to book, please see below.

*Unit prices increase 1st September 2016 to £295

Book - Unit in Supporting adults with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties (DACPD91)

This unit provides a framework for the support of adults with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties in a variety of post-compulsory education environments.  The holistic needs of the individual will be considered, as well as the barriers that adults can face once they leave school. Issues surrounding communication and support will be explored.  Memory, attention and the environment will be reviewed as a foundation to support provision, whether in further or higher education, work-based training and apprenticeships, or other environments in which learning takes place with adults.

Learning Outcomes - On completion, participants will be able to¹:

  • Recognise the impact dyslexia has on day-to-day adult life
  • Identify what support can be provided by the  setting and locate external agencies that also offer support
  • Demonstrate an understanding of underlying cognitive factors in dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties

To book this unit at the price of £290 , please select the relevent date below:

*Unit prices increase 1st September 2016 to £295

¹Unit content and learning outcomes may be subject to change

Book - Unit in Supporting Study Skills in Learners with Dyslexia (DACPD87)

This Unit begins with a consideration of what is meant by study skills.  It goes on to explore the barriers to learning that can impede the development of study skills in learners with dyslexia and the teaching methods that can improve their access to learning.

Learning Outcomes - On completion, participants will be able to¹:

  • Identify the skills and attributes needed by the learner for effective self-study
  • Identify difficulties that learners with dyslexia may experience in developing study skills
  • Describe a range of strategies that will develop study skills in learners with dyslexia
  • Critically reflect current practice and offer suggestions for improvement

To book this unit at the price of £290 , please select the relevent date below:

*Unit prices increase 1st September 2016 to £295

¹Unit content and learning outcomes may be subject to change

Book - Unit in Assistive Technologies to Support Struggling Readers and Writers (DACPD88)

This unit explores the key role assistive technology can, and should, have in today's learning environments.  A range of resources are described and evaluated, including many which are available easily online.  The course is practical in nature, seeking to equip participants with skills including the structuring of word documents to make reading more accessible, and in the production of text-to-speech audio files.  It is intended that participants will gain a confidence and basic competence in using these practices, understand how they facilitate learning and be able to implement them in their setting.

Learning Outcomes - On completion, participants will be able to¹:

  • Demonstrate how assistive technology can support learners with dyslexia or co-occurring difficulties to improve reading skills
  • Demonstrate how assistive technology can provide support for learners with dyslexia co-occurring difficulties to improve writing skills
  • Employ assistive technology to provide audio support for blind and visually impaired learners and learners with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties.
  • Identify appropriate audio hardware and software to support the learner with dyslexia co-occurring difficulties

To book this unit at the price of £290 , please select the relevent date below:

*Unit prices increase 1st September 2016 to £295

¹Unit content and learning outcomes may be subject to change

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