The Accredited Learning Support Assistant (ALSA) course is suitable for Teaching Assistants working in primary and secondary school settings. Delivered in partnership with Newman University, the course is accredited by the British Dyslexia Association and offers Teaching Assistants recognition for their skills in supporting children with dyslexia in the classroom under the supervision of the class teacher.
The ALSA course offers Teaching Assistants the opportunity to engage in quality CPD to develop a specialism around dyslexia. This will enable those trained to enhance their role to lead in aspects of support to pupils with dyslexia, making a positive impact on outcomes for children and young people.
The course aims to:
• promote understanding of the characteristics and definitions of dyslexia
• develop an awareness of theories of teaching and learning as applied to Specific Learning Difficulties
• foster an awareness and understanding of assessment procedure and how these inform teaching and learning programmes for pupils with dyslexia
• provide opportunities to develop knowledge about the range of approaches and resources suitable for pupils with dyslexia
• foster an understanding of the role and function of supporting professionals
Dates of Course
Commences within the Autumn term 2021 and runs through to January 2022. Attendance is required for 7 mornings from 9.00 – 12.30 spread throughout this period. Alongside there will also be a practical application within the Teaching Assistants educational setting through supported work.
Venue: Taught sessions to be held at a Birmingham based Pupil and School Support building, considering any national or new measures and guidance during COVID-19.
Course Fee: £995.00
(£950 per person for more than one person from the same setting)