Supporting Dyslexic People with Job Applications

Ways to support with personal statements
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (17 ratings)
992 students
Supporting Dyslexic People with Job Applications
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (17 ratings)
992 students
What dyslexia is
How dyslexia impacts upon job search
Ways you can support dyslexic people with job applications

Requirements

  • You should be working or voluteering in a role that supports dyslexic people with employability and career activities.
Description

An introductory guide for Careers Advisers, Employability Workers and other skilled helpers on supporting dyslexic clients to complete personal statement style job applications. Learn about what dyslexia is, how it can affect your clients' job search and career journey, as well as practical ways to guide them in writing a better personal statement when applying for jobs.

Where resources are referred to in the video lectures, you'll find these on the right-hand side of your screen (on desktop) and below, when watching on mobile.

With thanks to the Scottish Government for supporting the development of this course.

Who this course is for:
  • Careers Advisers
  • Career Coaches
  • Career Educators
  • Employability Workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Community Workers
  • Literacy Workers
  • Work Coaches
  • Job Club Volunteers
  • Mentors
  • HR Professionals
  • Guidance Teachers
  • Lecturers
  • Skilled Helpers
  • Teachers
  • Parents
Course content
5 sections • 17 lectures • 41m total length
  • Introduction
    01:23
  • Dyslexia and the difficulty with application forms
    02:20
  • The bigger picture
    00:50
  • What is dyslexia?
    01:48
  • What are the difficulties?
    01:29
  • Making the task accessible
    00:37
  • Take the fear out of the form
    01:10
  • A portfolio of strengths
    01:50
  • Exploring strengths
    01:01
  • Showing what a good application personal statement looks like
    01:29
  • Strategies for organising information
    00:38
  • Organising information: Part 1
    00:48
  • Organising information: Part 2
    00:38
  • Writing it all down
    01:39
  • Disclosing dyslexia?
    01:35
  • Continuing your learning journey
    01:12
  • Full Lecture Series
    20:46

Instructor
Enabling dyslexic people to fulfil their potential
Dyslexia Scotland
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 17 Reviews
  • 992 Students
  • 1 Course

With a vision of making Scotland a more dyslexia friendly country, we inspire and enable everyone to reach their full potential through high quality services, influence change at a national and local level, and give dyslexic people an effective individual and collective voice.

We work with partners to educate, inspire and enable people and organisations to celebrate and support dyslexia in life, learning and work.