Developing Phonological Awareness course

Studies have repeatedly shown that the best indicator of children’s long-term reading outcomes is their phonological awareness. Our on demand video training course will show you how to develop phonological awareness in children, breaking it down for you into small bites.


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In this course you will learn how to incorporate practical and fun phonological awareness activities as part of your early literacy programme.

The course covers all the learning covered in an in-person Developing Phonological Awareness course or live webinar. The on demand video format of this training allows you to self-pace your learning and make it work with when and where you want to learn.

Suitable for ECE and Primary teachers, teacher aides and whānau working with children aged 0-5, or those teaching older children with gaps in this area.

The training covers:
  • basic theory about phonological awareness
  • links to Te Whāriki
  • an overview of the seven stages of phonics
  • in-depth coverage of Stage 1 (phonological awareness)
  • practical fun learning activities that develop phonological awareness
  • assessment
  • resources

Developing Phonological Awareness

An essential handbook for teachers, parents and carers of the under fives or older children needing support. Packed full of practical, easy and fun phonological awareness and learning activities.

This handbook is included in the course fee. It will be posted to you shortly after buying the training course.

What’s included?

• access to view the six online training course videos. (total viewing time of 3 hours, 3 minutes).

• one month (30 days) access to view the videos with an option available to extend the viewing time for a small cost

• you can rewind, fast forward and can view it multiple times over the course of the month

• course materials: the Developing Phonological Awareness handbook and a downloadable PDF for use in the course exercises

• a certificate for completing the course

• a discount offer to buy the Early Phonics kit

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Welcome and introduction
Course materials and discount offer


Developing Phonological Awareness handout

Course outline

Phonological Awareness Module 1
25 minutes


Introduction to the course

Introduction to phonics

Searchlight model

Stages 1-7 Overview

Stage 1 (phonological awareness)

Te Whāriki

Phonological Awareness Module 2
32 minutes


Introduction to the alphabet

Lesson format

Stage 2 - hear

Phonological Awareness Module 3
35 minutes
Phonological Awareness Module 4
37 minutes


Stage 2 – write

Pencil grip


Phonological Awareness Module 5
26 minutes


Stage 2 – write

Pencil grip


Phonological Awareness Module 6
27 minutes


Stage 3

Final word

Now you have completed the course...

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Videos and downloadable resources

Free Zoom call

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Terms of use

By buying access to this on demand video course, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

1) Once purchased, you have one month (30 days) from the date of purchase to complete this online course. You are able to rewind, fast forward and can view it multiple times over the course of the month.

2) The listed price is based on single person viewing only. If you do wish to undertake the course with others, you must each individually buy access to it, even if you are viewing it together. We offer discounts for group viewing.

3) Sharing any of the course content and/or log-in details is prohibited with anyone who has not bought access to the course themselves.

4) You may not record, copy, store or distribute this course or any part of it on any website where either you or others are able to retrieve it electronically. For example, Dropbox, Facebook, You Tube or slide-sharing sites.

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