Dyslexia Awareness Training

Dyslexia Awareness
£30 +VAT

This course teaches those working in education settings how to support children and young people with dyslexia. It explores the main definition of dyslexia and the concept of neurodiversity, as well as common co-occurring difficulties. The course stresses the crucial importance of early identification and support in improving outcomes for children.

You will learn about the many strengths and challenges children with dyslexia often experience and how these can affect a child’s life. You will also find out about the diagnostic assessment process for dyslexia, and the role you might play within it. Following The Graduated Approach, you will also learn about a range of high-quality teaching and learning strategies that you can use to support children with dyslexia in your setting.

  • Supported and appraised by a national dyslexia centre, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.
  • Developed by education professionals.
  • Accredited by CPD.
  • A fully online course and assessment with no time limits.
  • Flexible training you can take at your own pace.
  • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours.
  • Full audio voiceover.
  • Contains downloadable resources.
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day.

Who should take this course?

This Dyslexia Awareness training course has been designed for anyone who supports children and young people who have - or may have - dyslexia. The scenarios presented in the course are appropriate for teachers, teaching assistants, support staff, childminders, volunteers, tutors, and care workers.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1Introduction to Dyslexia

What is dyslexia? Dyslexia and SpLDs, What is neurodiversity? Co-occurring difficulties, Strengths of dyslexia, Famous people with dyslexia, Challenges of dyslexia

2Characteristics and Impact

Characteristics of dyslexia, Phonological awareness, Verbal memory, Verbal processing speed, The simple view of reading model, Reading and dyslexia, Impact of dyslexia on reading, The simple view of writing model, Writing and dyslexia, Impact of dyslexia on writing, Impact of dyslexia on spelling, Impact of dyslexia on learning, Impact of dyslexia on mental health

3Spotting the Signs

Early years: common signs, Primary age: common signs, Secondary age: common signs, Key transitions: common signs, Hearing and vision problems, Auditory processing disorder (APD), Visual stress

4Action and Assessment

Dyslexia and the law, The Graduated Approach, The Graduated Approach – assess, A personalised approach, Speaking to the SENCo, Screening, Diagnostic assessments for dyslexia, The Graduated Approach – plan, The Provision Framework, The Graduated Approach - do and review

5Practical Classroom Strategies

The importance of early identification and support, Creating an inclusive environment, High-quality teaching strategies, Supporting reading, Supporting writing, Supporting word level work, Supporting maths, Using technology to support dyslexia, Parental engagement, Optional Content

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what dyslexia is and how it impacts children's learning and their day-to-day life.
  • Understand the characteristic traits of dyslexia.
  • Understand the signs of dyslexia in children at an early age, during their primary years, and in teenagers, and what you should do if you believe a child has dyslexia.
  • Understand the process of having a child tested for dyslexia.
  • Understand how to ensure children with dyslexia thrive at school and at home.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know whether or not you have passed. If you don't pass, please don't worry. You can take the test as many times as you need – at no extra charge.