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IPads for Early Literacy

 iPads can be particularly effective for learners at an early stage of literacy because they are so simple to operate, portable,  engaging and 'child-friendly'. The course considers a range of apps and approaches for developing early literacy skills for younger learners and also older learners working at an early level.

We will cover:

  • apps for developing literacy skills such as handwriting, phonological awareness, phonics, language learning, sentence building;
  • engaging learners with digital stories (e.g. Scottish Bookbug books);
  • picture & photo apps for supporting early literacy;
  • apps to create bespoke early literacy activities. 

We will also cover ‘iPad basics’, explore built-in features and settings, and look at how to make the iPad more accessible for pupils with additional support.

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What you'll learn on the training course

  • be aware of a range of key apps for supporting development of early literacy skills;
  • know how to use key apps to create early literacy activities;
  • know how to use relevant iPad accessibility features.

Who is the course for?

This course is particularly suited to:

Staff supporting learners at an early stage of literacy. This includes learners with:

  • communication support needs;
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder;
  • Speech and Language Impairment;
  • literacy difficulties;
  • learning difficulties.

Our trainers and equipment

CALL Scotland is a registered provider of CPD (PLfind) for all staff working within Curriculum for Excellence or with pupils with Additional Support Needs.

Our specialist trainers bring a tailor-made service to your school and will discuss your requirements fully beforehand.

We can provide a set of Windows laptops and iPads, or your equipment can be used, provided that all the appropriate software is installed.


Price guide

SLA: Service Level Agreement ( some Local Authorities have an SLA with CALL Scotland)

SLA Rate
(1 trainer)
Standard Rate
(1 trainer)
SLA rate
(2 trainers)
Standard Rate
(2 trainers)
2 Hours
£305 £360 £470 £580
Half Day
(3 hours)
£320 £390 £520 £615
Full day
(6 hours)
£520 £640 £850 £1035

Additional costs and travel.