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Motor Coordination Difficulties course

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise and describe the main features of motor learning difficulties
  • Describe, using correct terminology, the difficulties learners can have in planning and carrying out movement
  • Identify the characteristics and range of impairments associated with motor coordination difficulties
  • Refer children for motor assessment to the appropriate multi-professional teams
  • Use checklists to carry out observations of a child’s motor skills
  • Apply a graduated response to meeting the needs of learners with motor difficulties using the assess, plan, do review cycle
  • Employ strategies that enable learners to build and master motor skills
  • Modify tasks, alter expectations and change the classroom environment to help learners meet with success
  • Make reasonable adjustments in social and sporting activities to maximise the inclusion of learners with motor difficulties
  • Set SMART goals and implement strategies for improving learner outcomes

How much does it cost?

You have two choices:

Tutored – usual price  £240.00 , now just £144.00 (including VAT) - offer ends March 31st 2018

Guided – usual price  £90.00 , now just £48.00 (including VAT) - offer ends March 31st 2018. Guided versions of our sensory courses are not available.

What does this include?

Tutored Guided
Access to your course for 12 months 6 months
Online support from a specialist tutor while you complete the course (typically 3-4 months)
One point of direct contact with your tutor (by phone, Skype, FaceTime), which you agree between you
Guidance on SMART goal writing
Certificate on passing
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An employer purchasing places for a number of people might opt for more tutor contact, such as a group workshop, which would incur an additional charge to cover the tutor’s time and travel expenses.

Alternatively, schools or local authorities enrolling a number of employees on a course might opt to have an in-house specialist provide tutor support. In this situation, the in-house specialist would complete the course(s) as a participant first, and take part in tutor training.

Organisations can also be eligible for discounts on multiple purchases – If you’d like to explore options, please get in touch.


Feedback from our participants

This course has really opened my eyes to children, the way they move and organise themselves in the school environment. On learning walks around school I can now see with really fresh eyes. I am also able to contribute to discussions with the SENCO about the nature of the difficulties some children are experiencing. I would like any SEND governors that I meet to undertake this course and any of the other OLT course. They are invaluable to all colleagues working in the school environment. I have also made contact with the local Physio and OT team on behalf of school. Great networking opportunities...


The three key things that I have learned are the difference between dyspraxia and developmental coordination disorder; the strategies of supporting pupils' motor skills, including modelling, shaping, chaining and prompting and the assessment record and motor skills difficulties checklists, which will enhance my interventions effectively.

Teaching Assistant

I will now think twice before telling children to 'hurry up - you're always last!'. At milk drinking time and changing for PE I have stopped to analyse what the cause is before saying anything this term.


I have also learnt how to break down tasks so it’s easier for the children to understand and easier to teach each stage at a time. I have been shown lots of activity ideas. I have learnt lots more that we will be using all the time and sharing with other staff.

Teaching Assistant

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