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      Online Learning with DYT

      Flexible, self-directed CPD

      Fit your professional development around your schedule with our self-directed online courses. Designed with busy teachers in mind, our courses will give you the tools, knowledge and confidence to improve literacy and inclusion in your classroom.

      Whatever your starting point, capacity or budget, we have an online CPD course for you. Get a concrete understanding of inclusive literacy with our Quick Courses or embed practical, accessible strategies into your lessons with our Action Courses.

      Buying courses for multiple staff members? Check out our CPD Bundles for significant discounts on our online courses. We also offer competitive rates for group bookings of single courses. Get in touch to find out more: programmes@driveryouthtrust.com.

      Quick Courses

      Our new Quick Courses are short, entirely self-directed online courses designed to give you a bedrock understanding of inclusive literacy in as little as 45 minutes. Explore dyslexia and literacy difficulties, reading and writing development or Cognitive Load Theory. Follow up with one of our Action Courses for comprehensive, in-depth CPD.

       

      • Immediate access for six weeks
      • Hosted on our online learning hub
      • Multi-media content: quizzes, videos and knowledge checks
      • 45-60 minutes of learning time
      • £20 per person

      Action Courses

      Each of our in-depth Action Courses are based around practical, easy-to-implement changes you can make to your planning and delivery to make your lessons more accessible for learners with literacy difficulties and SEND. Perfect as follow-on training from our Quick Courses or as standalone CPD.

       

      • 3-6 hours of learning time hosted on our learning hub
      • Multi-media content, action-plan templates and shareable resources
      • Immediate access for 12 weeks
      • £75 per person
      • ‘Writing in Primary Education’ Action Course coming in January

      Quick Courses

       

      Dyslexia and literacy difficulties

      Explore the main features of dyslexia, how they present in learners with literacy difficulties, and gain strategies for small changes to planning and delivery that have a big impact on literacy.

       

      Strategies for classroom success

      Learn how Cognitive Load Theory can be embedded into your classroom to make lessons more accessible and digestible for all learners, including those with literacy difficulties & SEND.

       

      Learning the ropes: Reading

      Better understand the multiple components that interweave to make a proficient reader, and identify where your pupils need additional support to become fluent, confident readers.

       

      Learning the ropes: Writing

      Explore how writing develops from early handwriting skills to self editing, and understand the different skills needed for competent, confident writing.

       

      The role of language in literacy difficulties

      Understand how language skills develop, how difficulties with language impact on overall learning, and gain strategies for supporting learners in the classroom.

       

      Transition, literacy and curriculum cohesion

      Reflect on your understanding of transition in its broadest meaning, and how it impacts day-to-day learning as well as more major shifts in learners’ education.

       

      Introduction to subject-specific literacy

      Understand how literacy is used in your secondary subject and how to spot when a learner’s literacy skills are hindering their access to your lesson content.

       

      Quick Course bundles

      Get access to all of our Quick Courses for all of your staff with our Quick Course bundles – great value for money with over 6 hours of learning per person!

       

      Online learning FAQs

      Have a question about our online learning courses? Browse through our FAQs page to find the answer you’re looking for.

      Action Courses

       

      Writing in primary education

      Learn how to identify the writing ability of each of your learners and work through our expert action plan to better support and improve literacy outcomes for every child in your class.

       

      Reading in primary education

      Explore the complexities of reading development and how it is taught and learnt in the primary years and create an action plan for effectively supporting reading in your setting.

       

      Reading and writing in secondary education

      Reflect on current research and the demands of the secondary curriculum and get the resources you need to ensure you provide your learners with a fully inclusive education.

       

      Pedagogy in literacy difficulties

      Discover our whole-school approach for supporting learners with literacy difficulties and respond to your learners’ needs flexibly and effectively.

       

      Data in action – coming soon

      Understand how to use data, standardised scoring and clever analysis to better support your learners with literacy difficulties and SEND.

       

      Online learning FAQs

      Have a question about our online learning courses? Browse through our FAQs page to find the answer you’re looking for.

      Why learn with DYT?

      Practical strategies: 

      All of DYT’s professional development services are built around easily-applicable and practical strategies and advice. Participants will be able to reflect and implement new strategies in their settings from day one.

      Whole-school approach: 

      Your whole school will benefit from our strategies, frameworks and guidance. Participants will discover how to effectively work with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure that SEND support is transformed across their setting.

      Improve outcomes for all of your learners: 

      The SEND-friendly practices shared in the programmes can be used in the classroom to support all learners, not just those with identified support needs.