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  Course Details
Diagnostic Assessments for the Workplace
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address

  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 0330 135 7030
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 29/09/2020 - 29/09/2021
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 150.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15855-290920-OL
   Audience Restriction
Members £150, non-members £175
   Course Summary
The vast majority of people with dyslexia will be in the workplace. This course enables diagnostic assessors to extend their practice into the workplace. On the course examine how to make recommendation to reports written for University students to transfer to the workplace. Learn how to advise employers on making reasonable adjustment to comply with good practice, which makes their companies more successful commercially
   Course Detail

This course is for diagnostic assessors who want to extend their practice into the workplace. It will examine relevant areas in relation to assessment, recommendations, current legal frameworks and procedures, and link to best practice in relation to adult assessment to the benefit of employers and employees.

It will include:

·                     Adding recommendations to a DSA report for the workplace

·                     Diagnostic assessments for the workplace – what is similar to DSA reports and what are the differences

·                     Legal framework (Equality Act, 2010)

·                     Access to work

·                     Reasonable adjustments and strategies

·                     Workplace needs assessments


   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • • Delegates should hold an assessment practising certificate
   Learning Outcomes
  • • To understand the legal framework affecting employees with SpLDs in the workplace
  • • To understand the Access to Work scheme
  • • To be able to identify how a diagnostic report can be adapted for the workplace
  • • To identify appropriate recommendations for reasonable adjustments and strategies
  • • To understand what is different about a workplace needs assessment