Dyslexia Course

Gain an awareness of how dyslexia affects people and explore the best approaches to providing the best support.

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Overview

This Dyslexia course is perfect for individuals wanting to boost their skills in a learning environment. Build your understanding of the condition by learning how to spot tell-tale signs of dyslexia and the impacts the condition can have on young people. You’ll also understand diagnosing the condition and explore the best practices when providing guidance and support options. By taking this Dyslexia course, you will be able to provide better support for those with dyslexia in your life, whether they are friends, family, or students. Invest in your own development today and enquire about this Dyslexia course.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Introduction to Dyslexia

Firstly, we’ll help you understand what dyslexia is by observing the potential causes of the condition, its history and the different types of dyslexia.

Unit 2 - Spotting the signs

In this unit, we’ll focus on how to identify symptoms indicators (not symptoms )of dyslexia in young people and adults. You’ll learn about key signs such as delayed speech development, difficulty reading and difficulty expressing themselves through written language.

Unit 3 - Impact of Dyslexia on the child, young person and adult

Explore the impact dyslexia has on different age groups and how it might affect different developmental stages of reading and writing. We’ll also highlight the emotional impact on individuals having this condition.

Unit 4 - Tools, tips and strategies to support

Here, you will learn the best strategies to empower individuals in managing their dyslexia. You’ll be able to provide support in overcoming the difficulties and challenges of the condition whilst supplying helpful resources.

Unit 5 - Diagnostics Assessments/Screening

In the final unit, you’ll explore the methods used to diagnose dyslexia by looking at screening tests and diagnostic tests. Gain an understanding of the different services and interventions available to individuals with the condition.

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Course Outcome

The aim of this course is to develop your knowledge of Dyslexia. Learners could also explore other Specific Learning Difficulties through our Autism course or SpLD course. You could also develop your career options by becoming a Teaching Assistant with our Supporting Teaching & Learning Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate. If you are already working as a Teaching Assistant, you might want to consider undertaking the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges Level 4 qualification to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

How is this course assessed or examined?

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This will be part of your portfolio of evidence which is the main assessment method of this course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English. There is a minimum study age of 16.

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Can I sign up for a Student Beans account and get Student Discounts?

Yes! One of the many benefits of being an Oxbridge student is that you get access to great discounts with a Student Beans account! Eligibility criteria apply and acceptance is made at the discretion of Student Beans. Find out how to sign up.

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Why enrol on a teaching assistant course with Oxbridge?

Online teaching assistant training courses are a popular way to access the industry because of the flexibility they offer. Our teaching assistant courses are designed to shape your future, your way – whatever skill level you may have.

Importantly, we understand the difference that great teaching assistants can make to the children they work with. So, from early years to a higher level, we want to help you achieve your goals so you can help them achieve theirs.

When you enrol with Oxbridge, you’ll benefit from our award-winning learning platform, course materials put together specifically for our students by industry experts, and teaching from experienced tutors. You can also book one-to-one sessions whenever you need to ensure you get the most out of your time with us.

Browse all our online courses or speak to one of our helpful learning advisers for more advice and guidance! 🙂

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What skills do you need to be a teaching assistant?

Becoming an effective teaching assistant can be challenging as well as rewarding, so you’ll need the right attributes to take on the demands of the position.

Here are a few of the skills and characteristics required for the role:

  • Positive outlook towards children and young people.
  • Patient, empathetic, and compassionate personality.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A proactive approach to learning new skills, policies, and practices.
  • Innate respect for diversity and equality.
  • Outstanding team-working skills.
  • Creative aptitude.
  • A principled approach to safeguarding, wellbeing, and safety.
  • Professional attitude.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
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What is the role of a teaching assistant?

Working closely with teachers to create a safe, enjoyable learning environment, teaching assistants help empower children by providing them with the skills and abilities to succeed in and out of the classroom. Teaching assistants play a crucial part in a child’s education and well-being, making it an ideal career for anyone who adores the idea of unlocking people’s potential.

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What qualifications do you need to become an assessor?

Before becoming a qualified assessor, you’ll have to obtain an assessing qualification at an accredited institution, such as Oxbridge. Once you’ve completed this, you’ll receive a Certificate of Competence and Statement Of Results (SOR). Now you can register with an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), and that’s that; you’re now a qualified assessor.

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How do I become an assessor?

In order to become a qualified assessor, you’ll need to hold a minimum of a level 3 qualification in the area you’re hoping to assess as well as industry experience. Additionally, you’ll have to obtain an assessing qualification like the Oxbridge NCFE Level 3 Certificate. 

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How do I become a teacher without a degree?

While this is an unusual route to becoming a teacher, it’s certainly possible. First, you have to work towards getting a Diploma in Education and Training (DET). In order to qualify for this, you’ll need to have at least Level 2 skills in Maths and English, but if you’re thinking of teaching these subjects, you’ll need a Level 3. Additionally, you’ll have to be able to evidence at least 100 hours of teaching experience.  

After obtaining your DET, you can apply for QTLS and obtain an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) certificate. After this, you’ll need to register for the Professional Formation, leading to the QTLS. 

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How long is a teacher training course in the UK?

Generally, you will complete a teacher training course within one year, should you do a post-graduate PGCE program. During this time, you’ll spend both academic time on campus and several weeks in school placements, getting hands-on experience. This is also when you will train towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation. 

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What qualifications do you need to be a teacher?

In the UK, you are required to have a degree and gain a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in order to teach in state schools. If you wish to teach at the primary level, you will also need to have achieved the minimum pass grade in GCSE English, maths, and science. 

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Explain the UK Education System – Key Stages

The UK educational system is divided into primary and secondary schools, with a few authorities running a three-tier system. The key stages include:

  • Early years foundation stage (EYFS): 0-5-year-olds – nursery and reception
  • Key Stage 1: 5-7 year olds – school years 1-2
  • Key Stage 2: 7-11 year olds – school years 3-6
  • Key Stage 3: 11-14 year olds – school years 7-9
  • Key Stage 4: 14-16 year olds – school years 10-11
  • Post-16 teaching

Our teaching and assessing courses focus on post-16 education.

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Why take a teaching assessing course online?

Assessing is another major part of post-16 vocational qualifications. You can become a qualified assessor or IQA with Oxbridge assessing courses. No matter what your occupation is, our flexible course will help you obtain the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA).

With our courses being online, you can complete the course in your own time, at your own pace, so it fits perfectly around work and other commitments.

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Why take a teaching course online?

There is a constant need to qualify more and more great teachers, and it’s unlikely this need will go away any time soon. If you’re considering pursuing a career in teaching, our Oxbridge courses are the ideal tool to help you prepare for the art of teaching. With our online courses, you can choose to set a schedule that fits your agenda.

Oxbridge courses will qualify you to teach post-16 and are also used as access courses for primary and secondary education qualifications. However, if you’re looking to teach Early Years (ages 0-5), then our Early Years courses will be more suitable.

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Courses Taught by Experts

Faye

Early Years

Beginning my career as an early years practitioner inspired me to step into the world of teaching. I have since elevated my skillset through a range of qualifications including L3 in Assessing Vocational Achievement, L3 in Education & Training and L4 in Internal Quality Assurance. I’m a big kid at heart; I love Disney movies and also dabble in photography.  

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Kelly

Counselling and Psychology

I always knew that a career focused around helping people achieve their goals was perfect for me. That’s why I became a tutor. I love to see my student’s confidence flourish as they progress through their courses. It’s important to help them fit their learning goals around their personal commitments so they have the best chance of success! 

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Penny

STEM and History of Art

Marine biology, jellyfish conservationist, hairdresser, fitness instructor… I have an eclectic backstory! Art is my passion and one of my proudest moments was achieving my Masters in Fine Art. I then requalified as an Art teacher to share my knowledge with my students. For most of my career, I’ve supported vulnerable students with additional needs such as SEMH and SEN.

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Sarah

Education and Childcare

My 30-year stride in education started with childminding, to working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. I then tutored in a national reading programme and went on to become a Higher-Level TA. I’m elated to say I graduated with a First-Class BA Honours Degree when I was 50 – living proof that it’s never too late to chase your dreams!

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Laura

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For 10+ years, my passion for helping learners develop and grow has driven my career as a teacher. To help me progress even further, I am currently studying to achieve the IQA award. I love reading and I’m a self-professed Harry Potter fan. Talk to me about all things history, rock music, tattoos and true crime podcasts. 

Laura, tutor
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