Dyslexia Awareness Training

Dyslexia Awareness
£30 +VAT

This Dyslexia Awareness course gives a comprehensive understanding of dyslexia. It discusses the characteristics of dyslexia and how this affects learning, and gives guidance on how to support children who have or who show signs of dyslexia.

It dispels misconceptions, explores the challenges children with dyslexia face and provides techniques and learning activities you can use to support them.

  • Fully online training course and assessment.
  • Flexible training you can take at your own pace.
  • Train on any device with an internet connection.
  • Get certified in 4-5 hours.
  • Downloadable certificate on completion.
  • High quality certificate posted next working day.
  • Contains downloadable materials to use for reference.

Who should take this course?

This Dyslexia Awareness training course is designed for anyone who supports children 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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Course content

1Introduction to Dyslexia

Misconceptions of dyslexia, defining dyslexia and looking at the challenges faced by children with dyslexia.

2How Dyslexia Impacts on a Child’s Learning

The everyday impact that dyslexia can have on a child’s life, and how to support them to be positive and to overcome any challenges and difficulties.

3Characteristics of Dyslexia

The characteristics of dyslexia, how children normally learn to read and write, and how the characteristics of dyslexia affect this ability.

4Spotting the Signs

Spotting the signs in a young child, child or teenager, co- occurring difficulties, such as ADHD, Developmental Language Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyscalculia, hearing and vision problems and visual stress.

5Action to Take

What to do if you suspect a child has dyslexia, using the ‘Three Waves of Intervention” and the “Graduated Approach” to support children who may have or do have dyslexia, screening tests, diagnostic assessments and information on becoming a dyslexia friendly school.

6Dyslexia Diagnostic Assessment

When a child should get assessed, how to apply for an assessment, who will carry out the assessment, how to prepare for an assessment and the next steps.

7Helping Children with Dyslexia in their Education

How you can support a child in school, ideas for games, activities and strategies, multi-sensory learning, reading, writing and general support within the classroom.

8Resources: Interventions and Technology

Choosing an intervention to suit a child’s needs, resources and assistive technology.

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Aims of the course

By taking this course, you will learn:

  • How dyslexia has the potential to impact on a child’s learning.
  • The characteristic traits of dyslexia.
  • The ways you can spot the signs that a child may have dyslexia.
  • The process of getting a Diagnostic Assessment of dyslexia.
  • How to support a child who has, or is showing signs of dyslexia.
  • The importance of multisensory learning techniques.
  • How to find the best interventions, resources, games and activities to help children.


Once you have completed all of the online training material for the course, you will be able to take the online assessment.

The assessment consists of 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%.

The answers are marked instantly so you will know whether you have passed as soon as you finish. If you don’t pass the assessment you can review the course material and take the assessment again as many times as necessary at no extra charge.