Dyspraxia Awareness - Level 1 Award (13G06AL/21)


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Applicable fees
Total £20.00
Tuition Fees£20.00
Concessions are available for this course
Dyspraxia (also known as developmental co-ordination disorder, or DCD) is a condition that affects physical co-ordination. It tends to be diagnosed in children aged around five, but is present from birth and can cause issues into adult life. This course will help you understand how it works and the different ways in which it can affect people. On this Level 1 Dyspraxia awareness course you’ll learn about the typical characteristics of dyspraxia, and the different ways in which it can affect people. You’ll find out how to identify possible social, emotional and behavioural effects of dyspraxia, and you’ll identify some of the key learning difficulties experienced by individuals with dyspraxia. You’ll then begin to investigate some of the ways in which dyspraxia can affect an individual’s ability to participate and function in everyday life, 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 dyspraxia, 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. You may have already attended our Introduction to Dyspraxia or Try Understanding Neurodiversity courses, but this is not essential. If you are currently studying or plan to study topics such as counselling, mental health, supporting teaching and learning in Schools (STLS), teaching or working with children, this would be an ideal course to expand your knowledge.

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

You don’t need to bring anything, but you might want to bring your own notebook and pen.

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 all about what dyspraxia is and what the common signs are, as well as how it affects people in their learning and in their everyday lives. You will also learn about how to support people with dyspraxia and how they can be affected socially, emotionally and behaviourally.

What qualifications can I get?

Level 1 Award in Dyspraxia Awareness (from Gateway Qualifications).

What could I do next?

You can progress to the Level 2 Award in Dyspraxia Awareness or you may be interested in our other courses on dyslexia, 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