Award in Identifying and Supporting the Child with Dyslexia in the Primary Classroom

MQF Level: 7

ECTS Value: 1 ECTS

Duration: 2 Sessions

Contact Hours: 5

Self Study Hours: 12

Assessment Hours: 8


Course Description

This module is intended to: 

This module will enable the learner to understand the difficulties encountered by a learner with dyslexia and offer strategies which are essential for the dyslexic learner while being of much benefit to all other pupils.

Entry Requirements

Applicants interested in following this programme are to be in possession of one of the minimum eligibility criteria:

 1. A Bachelor of Education (MQF 6 with a minimum of 180 ECTS); 

2. A Bachelor’s degree (MQF 6 with a minimum of 180 ECTS) in addition to a teaching qualification at MQF Level 6 or higher

Overall Objectives and Outcomes

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

a) Manage and accommodate learners with dyslexia in the classroom situation;
b) Asses case studies of students with dyslexia which demonstrate knowledge in skill application and critical evaluation of the various needs;
c) Evaluate and identify the needs of students with SpLD;
d) Design in-class strategies to support the dyslexic learner’s needs.

Mode of Delivery

This module adopts a blended approach to teaching and learning. Information related to the structure and delivery of the module may be accessed through the IfE Portal. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures found on the Institute for Education’s website.  

Assessment Methods

This programme adopts continuous and summative methods of assessment including assignments, online tasks, reflective journals, projects and video presentations. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures.


Upon successful completion of this module, course participants will be conferred an accredited certification. 

Further Learning Opportunities and Career Progression

Upon successful completion of this module, course participants may use certification conferred to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for accredited programmes. Teachers may also use this certification in their application for accelerated progression.

Suggested Readings

Core Reading List
1. Townend , J. & Turner, (2000). Dyslexia in Practice – A Guide for Teachers. New York: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publisher.
2. Kelly, K., & Phillips., S. (2011). Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia. A Multisensory Approach. London: Sage.
3. Reid, G., (2013). Dyslexia and Inclusion (2nd edition). London: Routledge.
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