Do you work with students with Specific Learning Difficulties? Do you want to improve your understanding? Are you fully aware of what is involved in supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties?
This course will equip you with knowledge and understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties. You will gain knowledge of their diagnosis and how to provide the most effective support. The course can serve as an introduction to the subject or support the development of this type of knowledge.
The course is appropriate for a wide range of students who may be required to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subject area including, but not restricted to, those working within healthcare, social care and education contexts.
Similarly, teaching staff or anyone looking to build their knowledge of dyslexia and other learning difficulties will benefit from studying this course.
All applicants must attend an information session/interview for further details, including how to apply. The session will include an informal interview to discuss their qualifications, experience, motivation and aspirations.
You will need to:
All applicants are subject to approval and the course will only run with a minimum of 12 enrolments.
You will be equipped to improve the effectiveness with which you support students with Specific Learning Difficulties in your workplace or in their learning environment.
Further courses available are:
PE teacher Leah Kellogg is pleased to be back at the school where she first worked as a teaching assistant seven years ago.
Leah was among six TA apprentices who took part in a pilot programme run by Bemrose School and Derby College in 2011 – and the experience convinced her to go into teaching.
As someone who loves sport, Leah specialised in supporting students with PE activities, and after her apprenticeship, went on to the University of Derby to train as a teacher.
Leah, whose sister is Olympic badminton player Donna Kellogg, plays a lot of sport outside school.
She keeps goal for Derby County FC and is also an all-rounder with Derbyshire County Cricket team.
She added: "It's tiring sometimes going out to train when I get home from school but playing for both teams helps in my job. The students seem to like that I play cricket and football for the county. They can see for themselves that if you work hard at your sport you can achieve that level."
I enjoyed my TA placement and found that it really helped me prepare for university. I liked that the course was interactive and very hands-on. I much prefer being active rather than stuck in a classroom.
The lecturers at Derby College were very helpful and regularly came out to Bemrose to watch us give our classes.