Dyslexia Awareness – Level 1 Award (13G05AL/21)

Adult Learning Goole

Course details

Course dates and times
Starting on 01 Apr 2022 and running until 29 Apr 2022
Applicable fees
Total £20.00
Tuition Fees£20.00
Concessions are available for this course
You probably already know that dyslexia is one of the most common language-based learning difficulties, and can cause problems with reading and writing. But what do you know about how it actually works, and how it affects people in different ways? On the first level of our Dyslexia Awareness course you’ll learn about the typical characteristics of dyslexia, and the different ways in which it can affect people. You’ll find out how to identify possible social, emotional and behavioural effects of dyslexia, and you’ll identify some of the key learning difficulties experienced by individuals with dyslexia. You’ll then begin to investigate some of the coping strategies that can be adopted by people with dyslexia, and you’ll start to discover some of the strategies and interventions that can be used to support them. This course is suitable for anyone that wants to learn more about dyslexia, and could be particularly helpful for those working – or planning to work – in an educational support role.

What are you doing to keep learners safe?

The safety of our learners and staff is our top priority and we’ve made some big changes to our centres, from socially-distanced training rooms to staggered start times. Although things will look different, our staff will be as friendly and helpful as ever and we’re really excited to welcome learners back.

If you’re concerned about visiting one of our centres, please get in touch so we can discuss it with you.

What do I need to join the course?

All you need is an interest in helping others and enthusiasm to learn. If you are currently studying or plan to study topics such as counselling, mental health, teaching or working with children, this would be an ideal course to expand your knowledge. You may have attended our Introduction to Dyslexia or Try Understanding Neurodiversity courses, but this is not essential.

What do I need to bring with me to the first session?

Please bring along a notebook and pen. We are following safety guidelines so, at the moment, we are unable to provide these for you.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by our friendly and knowledgeable tutor and take part in a range of individual and group work, as well as group discussions and activities.

What will I learn?

You will learn what dyslexia is and how to identify the common signs of dyslexia. You will also learn about how dyslexia affects people aside from reading and writing, in terms of the social, emotional and behavioural effects that may be experienced and the different coping strategies that people can use to help themselves in everyday situations.

What qualification will I get?

On successfully creating a portfolio of evidence, you will gain the Level 1 Award in Dyslexia Awareness (from Gateway Qualifications).

What could I do next?

You can progress to the Level 2 Award in Dyslexia Awareness or you may be interested in our other courses on dyspraxia, Asperger’s and ADHD. You tutor will be able to give you more information about these options. We also offer a wider range of qualifications, including mental health awareness, supporting teaching and learning in schools, English, maths and digital skills.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Goole
Adult Learning Centre, Pasture Road, Goole
DN14 6DP

01482 392844