ADSHE Level 5 course: Teaching Students with Specific Learning Differences in FE & HE

Enrolment has closed for our Level 5 course, running from January 2022 until January 2023. You can register your interest for the 2023/24 cohort by contacting us.

In collaboration with the Open College Network London (OCN), the course is designed to enable you to become Specialist Study Skills and Support Tutors and teach post-16’s with Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs). The course will look at how adults learn and potential barriers to learning that SpLD students can face.  Using the ADSHE 7-Principles® as a guide, strategies to support adult learning will be examined and you will learn how to help students develop their own personal strategies. Additionally, the course will provide you with a background knowledge of the legislation impacting on students and any additional needs they might have. You will gain an understanding of different SpLDs and how they might impact on students studying in post-16 educational institutions.

The course has gained BDA ATS FE/HE accredited status, allowing progression to a further Level 7 course, should participants wish to become a post-16 assessor in the future. Please note, this course does not provide a general teaching qualification to work with Autism Spectrum Condition students, or that for which some HEIs may require for DSA-funded work.

Current Testimonials:  

“The course has been a  great experience and it’s been a pleasure to learn from such knowledgeable and supportive tutors. I am looking forward to working alongside you!”

“The detailed content of this brilliant course has helped me to understand more of the science behind SpLD and Neurodivergence. The ADSHE tutors shared a wealth of tried and tested techniques, as well as valuable principles thoughtfully designed to empower student learning and metacognition. This is a brilliant course and one I would recommend to anyone who works academically with students in higher and further education settings” – Kathrine Laurier

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