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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Choosing a course

      What online courses do we offer?

      Our online courses and webinars are designed for teachers, TAs, SENCos, leaders and governors. Our CPD menu has a professional development solution for everyone in your school, multi-academy trust or local authority.

       

      • Quick Courses: gain a bedrock understanding of inclusive literacy in 45-60 minutes. Fully online with immediate access. Ideal for all school staff members.

       

      • Action Courses – coming soon: cement your knowledge of literacy development in your phase and gain a practical action plan for improving access to literacy and lesson content in your classroom for a wide range of learners. 4 – 5 hours of learning, fully online.

       

      • Driving Inclusion courses: our flagship blended-learning courses for SENCos and literacy leads empower you to transform literacy and SEND in your school. Six online modules with regular tutorials and check-ins, and access to all course content for up to 12 weeks.

       

      • Webinars: our 1-hour webinars focus on reading and writing in primary education, disciplinary literacy in secondary schools and universal inclusive strategies for improving access to literacy skills. Join one of our scheduled sessions in January – March.

       

      See our full list of professional development opportunities. You can book online or contact us at programmes@driveryouthtrust.com to discuss rates for schools or trusts booking five or more spaces.

      How can I find out which topics are covered?

      You can find a course page for each individual webinar, Quick Course, Action Course and Driving Inclusion course on our website. In here, you’ll find course content details.

      Find your chosen course.

      Why should I buy DYT courses?

      Our online learning offers exceptional value for money. You’ll have access to top-quality learning resources produced by leading experts in literacy difficulties, as well as the opportunity to build a professional network by joining the DYT Community.

      We can also provide a suite of online learning and tailored face-to-face training to support your setting. This includes online resources, digital and face-to-face training and courses, Community access and in-school consultancy. Please contact programmes@driveryouthtrust.com to discuss how we can help.

      Do I need any previous qualifications for experience?

      Our CPD courses are primarily designed for qualified teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and school leaders. There is no pre-requisite qualification to access our courses, but an understanding of teaching and educational theory would be beneficial.

      Our courses are evidence-based and reference relevant and recent research in literacy and SEND, and as such are also relevant to parents looking to increase their knowledge in these areas.

      Are the courses accredited for continuous professional development (CPD)?

      Our courses are not currently accredited by external organisations. They are designed to enhance knowledge and provide practical strategies around literacy, SEND and literacy difficulties.

      All courses are quality assured in accordance with the DYT Quality Assurance Framework and meet the highest standard of professional development in accordance with Department for Education standards.

      A certificate of completion can be downloaded at the end of each online course (excluding webinars), that can be used as evidence of CPD activity.

      Do I have to complete the training all at once?

      No*. You can dip into the course content and complete individual sessions as you wish, fitting the training around your workload and professional commitments. Since the courses are available online 24/7, you can study wherever and whenever you choose – at work, at home or even on the move.

      *Due to the format/nature of our webinars, these are completed within the scheduled hour slot. We do not provide recordings of missed sessions.

      Can I access the courses on my smartphone, tablet or other mobile device?

      Yes, the DYT Learning Hub is available on a web browser and can be accessed on a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

      Are the courses available in other languages?

      No. The learning content is in English and focuses on difficulties with spoken and written English.

      Do I have to apply for a course?

      No. All of our courses can be purchased online – there is no application process.

      If you are a school, MAT or local authority and wish to discuss multiple course bookings or support for developing your literacy strategy, please contact us at programmes@driveryouthtrust.com.

      Making a booking

      How can I make a booking?

      On the relevant course page, add however many places (or ‘licenses’) you would like to purchase and enter participant details for each license. Then click ‘Add to cart’.

      You will be taken to a registration page where you’ll need to fill out billing details and pay by either credit or debit card, or invoice for orders over £100. Once payment has been confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email outlining your next steps.

      For Quick Courses and Action Courses, you’ll be sent your login details via email immediately (please check your junk email for this). Driving Inclusion course and webinar participants will be sent login/joining instructions in the week before their cohort or session starts.

      Can I purchase multiple places on the same course?

      Yes! We offer considerable discounts for group bookings. Please contact programmes@driveryouthtrust.com in the first instance – we can discuss package options, discounts and make all the necessary arrangements for multiple logins quickly and smoothly.

      Can I purchase more than one course?

      Yes, absolutely. Make sure that you login to the Learning Hub after purchasing another course and your account will list all of your selected courses on the homepage.

      I don't have access to a credit or debit card. How can I pay?

      We have the option to pay by invoice for larger bookings. This payment option is applied automatically for orders over £100 on our ecommerce site.

      Unfortunately we cannot accept cash or payment over the phone.

      How long do I have access to the course?

      You will have between 6-12 weeks to complete a course, depending on which one you have booked. You will receive reminders if you haven’t logged in for a week to ensure you gain maximum benefit from the course. We will also notify you 1-2 weeks before your access to the course ends.

      Can I share my login details and course content?

      No. When you register for our courses you will be asked to agree to our terms and conditions. Our T&Cs state that the learning material is for your use only.

      Access to the course includes a record of activity and certificate of completion which can be used as evidence of your professional development. If you wish to purchase licenses for multiple users, you can do so online or by emailing programmes@driveryouthtrust.com.

      Are institutional licenses available for organisations?

      Organisations can purchase multiple licenses for staff. All licenses are for single user access, but we offer excellent discounts for group purchases. For further information, please email programmes@driveryouthtrust.com.

      Using our online courses

      How do I access the content once I have paid?

      Quick Courses and Action Courses: once you have purchased a course you will receive login details via email within 10 minutes of booking. Please check your spam/junk folder if you have not received your login details.

      Driving Inclusion courses: you will receive a booking confirmation email upon purchase, but you won’t have access to the course until your cohort starts (as per dates stated on our website). We will usually email you your login details a week before your course start date.

      Webinars: our webinars are hosted on Zoom rather than on our online learning hub. We will email you joining instructions and any pre-session work ahead of your chosen webinar, along with a reminder email the day before.

      Can I use my own computer to access the online course?

      Our Learning Hub is online and compatible with most operating systems and web browsers, and our courses do not require you to download any programmes or content. Ultimately it is up to your employer which device you complete your course on.

      Can I access the content on my smartphone or tablet?

      Yes, you can access the learning material from your phone or tablet, provided you have internet access. The content has been designed to be responsive on mobile devices.

      I would like my staff to access the course on another learning management system. Is this possible?

      We do not provide content on other learning systems as it would be difficult to ensure that the content is up to date and functional.

      We can create a dedicated space within our Learning Hub specifically for your organisation where your logo and branding can be embedded.

      Did we answer your question?

      We hope you find the answers you’re looking for regarding our professional development courses. If we haven’t answered your question below, please get in touch:

      Course/CPD: programmes@driveryouthtrust.com

      General queries: info@driveryouthtrust.com