Understanding Dyslexia Diploma Level 3


Our online course discusses the fundamentals of dyslexia, its impact on a child’s life, methods for identifying its signs, and strategies for diagnosis. You’ll gain valuable knowledge about dyslexia, recommended interventions, and efficient methods for supporting dyslexic children in their academic journey, including the application of beneficial tools.

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Understanding Dyslexia Diploma Level 3

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About This Course

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that alters the brain’s way of processing language. This can result in challenges during reading, writing, and spelling, and generally does not impact the overall level of intelligence of the person affected. Our online course in understanding dyslexia explores the primary causes of dyslexia, how dyslexia impacts a child’s life, how to recognise the signs of dyslexia and how to diagnose it.

You will also gain a deeper understanding of how you can create a more inclusive environment, how you can help children with dyslexia to improve their organisation and concentration, and learn about the most effective teaching techniques.

Course Benefits

This online course is tailored for those aiming to enhance their ability to support dyslexic children’s educational progress in schools. It is equally beneficial for parents and guardians seeking a deeper understanding of dyslexia.

Throughout this course, you will gain an insight into dyslexia, its identification, recommended actions, and effective methods for supporting dyslexic children in their educational journey, including the utilisation of helpful tools.

This course will:

  • Help you to develop a strong foundation of knowledge and competency that can be transferred into your work.
  • Enable you to study on your own terms – no classrooms, no strict deadlines and no exams.
  • Allow you to study from home – all course materials will be sent straight to your door, enabling you to fit your studies around your obligations.

Course Units

Unit 1: An Introduction To Dyslexia

  • What Is Dyslexia?
  • What Are the Main Causes of Dyslexia?
  • How Dyslexia Impacts Children
  • Myths About Dyslexia

Unit 2: Recognising Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia

  • How to Recognise Dyslexia in Reading
  • How to Recognise Dyslexia in Writing
  • How to Recognise Dyslexia in Planning and Organising
  • How to Recognise Dyslexia in Memory Difficulties

Unit 3: How Dyslexia Impacts A Child’s Life

  • What Impact Does Dyslexia Have on a Child’s Self Esteem?
  • How Does Dyslexia Change a Child’s Social Skills?
  • Can Dyslexia Cause Issues at Home?
  • Can Dyslexia Cause Additional Stress?

Unit 4: How To Adapt Teaching For A Child With Dyslexia

  • Creating An Inclusive Environment
  • Potential Barriers to Inclusion
  • Multisensory Learning
  • Teaching Techniques for Children With Dyslexia

Unit 5: Developing Learning Skills for Children With Dyslexia

  • How to Improve Organisation
  • How to Improve Concentration
  • How to Improve Communication
  • Developing Learning Skills and Literacy With Dyslexia

Unit 6: Diagnosing Dyslexia and Taking Action

  • How Children Hide Their Dyslexia Symptoms
  • Dyslexia Screening and Assessments
  • Diagnosing Dyslexia
  • The Three Waves of Intervention


This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials. These will need to be sent to your personal tutor for marking, whereupon they will supply you with helpful tips and feedback. No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or skills in this area are needed in order to enrol onto this course, making it ideal for those just starting out in this career field.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ) and a Learner Unit Summary (which details of all the units you have completed).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.


From the guidance of our personal tutors whose industry experience will help to support and mentor your studies, to our comprehensive study guide and course materials; from day one we will go above and beyond to help you succeed in your studies. With twelve months tutor support, you have the option of completing in as little as three months, or using the full twelve months.

You too can take advantage of the extensive knowledge base of our personal tutors and use their experiences to get all of your questions answered. Similarly, our student support team are readily available to lend you their advice and guidance as they help you to decipher your course materials and answer your questions.

Only one click away, you can trust that help will be there when you need it.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

There are no requirements to have completed any courses or have any knowledge of the subject area to enrol on the course. There is no application process and no questions asked when you sign up, it is accessible to anybody.

Your course will start as soon as you sign-up. You could start your journey of learning today!

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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