Supporting Dyslexic People with Job Applications

Ways to support with personal statements
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (29 ratings)
1,159 students
What dyslexia is
How dyslexia impacts upon job search
Ways you can support dyslexic people with job applications


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


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 sections17 lectures41m total length
  • Introduction
  • Dyslexia and the difficulty with application forms
  • The bigger picture


Enabling dyslexic people to fulfil their potential
Dyslexia Scotland
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 29 Reviews
  • 1,159 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.