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Unit in Developing Numeracy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia (DACPD99)

This short course unit examines the processes involved in mathematical thinking and how they link to aspects of memory and attention.  The difficulties that learners with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties can have with numeracy are explained.  The association of ‘number sense’ (numerosity) with dyscalculia is also examined.  The unit explores theory, offers some practical ideas and provides the practitioner with the fresh perspective necessary to effectively use structured, cumulative, multisensory teaching to promote numeracy development in learners where it is stalled or significantly delayed.

Learning Outcomes - On completion, participants will be able to¹:

  • Identify the cognitive attributes necessary for the development of numeracy skills.
  • Identify the difficulties that learners with dyslexia may experience when developing numeracy skills.
  • Discuss the importance of relational understanding in mathematical development.
  • Identify the difficulties that learners with dyscalculia may experience when developing numeracy skills.
  • Be able to apply the principles of structured, cumulative, sequential, multisensory learning when teaching numeracy

¹Unit content and learning outcomes may be subject to change

Who is this short course Unit suitable for?

Applicants should:

  • Be qualified to at least level 3 (‘A’ level) on the UK qualifications framework or have other equivalent qualifications and relevant experience. Teaching assistants must be mentored by a qualified teaching professional whilst on the course
  • Qualified classroom teachers or teaching or learning assistants and be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in the UK or internationally

Full entry requirements and all related information can be found in the CPD syllabus (1 of 2) in the downloads section below.

How is the course delivered and what are the benefits of studying online?

  • The course is delivered online which offers you the flexibility to organise your time to fit around your professional and personal commitments.  It also saves you the time and expense of travel and classroom attendance
  • Total study time is 4-5 hrs a week (30 hours total study over a 6 week period)
  • Tutor support is offered throughout the duration of the induction and course
  • This qualification equates to Level 4 or 5  on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) See:

When can I start and how do I apply?

Courses run in September, November, January March, May and July,  The unit is competitively priced at £295 (plus VAT), to book please click on the relevent date below.
Important note: 
There is a compulsory online induction which starts 2 weeks before the course.
NO new registrations will be accepted after the Sunday prior to the course start date

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What other short course units do you offer?

We offer an extensive range of units, awards and certificates within our CPD programme please click here for further details or read:


Our CPD programme and its Units are accredited by The CPD Standards Office.

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