I04 - The Jolly Phonics Revolution

At the heart of teaching children to read.

Our Jolly Phonics course has transformed the teaching of reading in Infants.

Schools have made Jolly Phonics the preeminent programme of choice across Ireland for teaching children to read in Infants. 
Why?,  simply because it is so effective and efficient in equipping young children with the skills and techniques required to read independently and confidently in the shortest possible time-frame.
Our online Jolly Phonics Course delivers key insights, along with equipping teachers with the full suite of knowledge, skills, and understandings that are essential in order to deliver the programme as conceived and designed by the authors, resulting in maximum progression in reading and writing for the children. 
A trained teacher, equipped with the key materials and skill sets is just so much more effective than those with a cursory, intuitive understanding. We aim for you to be fully versed in all key aspects of the programme, returning to the classroom to reap a rich dividend in reading progress.
Jolly Phonics, embodying best synthetic phonics principles, is the MAGIC KEY to unlocking independent reading for your children. 
So, whether you are currently using Jolly Phonics, intending to introduce it next year or simply needing to refresh programme understanding and skill sets, then this surely is the course for you. 
Highlights include:
  • The history of phonics teaching, different teaching methods across the ages, culminating in the emergence of synthetic phonics as embodied in & exemplified by Jolly Phonics
  • The five basic skills that constitute and flow through the programme
  • Blending techniques – as central to working out unknown words, key to independent reading
  • Decodable readers across the classes
  • Strategies for dealing with the non-conforming ‘Tricky Words’
  • Activities for supporting ‘struggling readers’
  • Timetables and suggested schedules for the programme in infant classes
  • Consideration of resources, materials & assessment
  • Frequently asked questions, and teachers have many of them!
………………..and so much more.
Finally, teachers participating in the Jolly Phonics Course in previous years have really enjoyed the discussions within each module forum, where questions are answered,  techniques get teased out and where experience and great practice is freely shared.
Teaching Jolly Phonics next year, then join us this summer on our Jolly Phonics Course. Acquire the KEY!
This self-paced on-line course looks at how children learn to read and how phonics underpins this process. You will be introduced to the basics of phonics teaching and successful approaches that can be utilised. Through this course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the Jolly Phonics approach and will learn how best to apply this knowledge in the classroom. If you are new to teaching the Jolly Phonics programme then this course is ideal for you. Many experienced teachers of Jolly Phonics also find this course very useful as a refresher. 

The course is accessible at any time.


Available to all course participants:

Exclusive Jolly Phonics seminar with Sue Lloyd
Sue Lloyd recently delivered a Jolly phonics seminar in Kilkenny to a group of Irish teachers, we have included the best bits in this course.

Participants are encouraged to interact with one another using the communication tools (forum, chat, e-mail) provided by the CPD College learning system. Active facilitation throughout the course provides expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants. Assignments and questions which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response punctuate this highly interactive web based course.

On completion of this course each participant can download their CPD record and Certificate of completion. The Certificate of completion demonstrates your achievement in completing this professional development course and is used to claim your EPV days.

Learning outcomes

Through engagement with the course content and through the sharing of successful teaching approaches within the discussion forum, participants will gain the knowledge and skills required to effectively teach the Jolly Phonics programme.


01 - Critically assess the different methods used to teach literacy over the years
02 - Gain an in-depth understanding of the Jolly Phonics programme
03 - Understand how Jolly Phonics is taught in the classroom
04 - Learn how to recognise and help a struggling child
05 - Examine the findings of recent research studies carried out in field of the literacy

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Enrolments are still open for our Autumn/ WInter courses 2017/ 2018.

Enrolments have now closed for summer 2017.

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Ireland - +353 (0)53-9230344 or +353 (0)53-9238909
UK - +44 (0)20 8144 0423
CPD College, Enniscorthy Enterprise & Tech. Centre,
Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland