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Units of Sound v6 goes online

We are excited to announce Units of Sound Online.

The new modern design creates an inviting student environment for the four key skills of Reading, Spelling, Memory and Dictation. With Units of Sound Online you can log on from school, home, or anywhere with internet access.

Units of Sound is suitable for Key Stage 2 through to adults.

New version 6 features include:

  • Online Access
  • Writing Activities
  • Extra tutor resources
  • AutoRoute (keeping the skills in sync)
  • Windows and Mac compatibility

If you came to see us at the BETT show this is where you can sign up to learn more.

We are running a series of webinars introducing Units of Sound Online.

If you are already familiar with Units of Sound please sign up here for your webinar:

Friday 11 September 2015 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

  • There will more dates announced soon

If you are new to Units of Sound please sign up here:

Monday 17th August 2015 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

  • There will more dates announced soon

All webinars will be 30 minutes.

Please be patient whilst we update this website over the coming months. The majority of the information on this site is in reference to Units of Sound v5.

The first choice for a second chance

Units of Sound being used in a school Units of Sound is a 'second chance' phonics based Reading and Spelling computer programme suitable for all ages.

Units of Sound is a proven tool for teaching students in schools, colleges and community centres who need support with their literacy. With a screening placement, student progress display and a screen tutor to show students how to use the programme correctly, Units of Sound enables all students to learn independently.

Units of Sound is designed to be used by any teacher or teaching assistant and contains all the information needed to start working with students. We know though, that some people like to have a more specific introduction to using a new IT program. Our Units of Sound Practitioner's Course steps you through the program with practical exercises and quizzes to test your progress. To get the best out of Units of Sound as quickly as possible, we recommend this course for every Units of Sound school.

Why use Units of Sound?

  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Independent work
  • Computer based
  • Gets results!


  • Individually tailored programmes - no preparation needed
  • Suitable for groups
  • Can be delivered by teachers or Teaching Assistants
  • The Specialist Learning Tool for everyone
  • Eligible for e-learning credits
  • See Units of Sound for details
  • No need to be a phonics expert
  • No set time for lessons
  • Only need to supervise - not teach

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