Dyslexia Action Training is still operating as usual

Dyslexia Action Training is still operating

We wanted to reassure you that Dyslexia Action Training is still operating as usual so please do not hesitate to email or call us if you have any questions or enquiries. We have detailed a selection of the online courses we offer below. 

Short CPD Courses for teaching/literacy professionals at all levels

Suitable for qualified classroom teachers, teaching/learning assistants, study skills tutors and those overseas, these courses are delivered entirely online and do not require access to a student or a learner. Our CPD units focus on nurturing the development of learners within the classroom/learning environment both with, and without specific learning difficulties. You will be given tutor support through forums on Moodle, our virtual learning environment.

Our Level 4 and 5 CPD short courses include dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties, memory weaknesses, structured, cumulative multisensory tuition, study skills and assistive technologies to name a few.  Many of our level 4 and 5 units focus on how to nurture the development of school learners with dyslexia with regard to key skills, such as reading, writing, spelling, and numeracy. Other modules focus on supporting adults with dyslexia and working with learners in an international setting.

Our next cohort starts on 13 May 2020 and requires between 20-30 hours of study over a seven-week period. There are set start and assignment submission dates. To study you should be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with primary, secondary or adult learners. 

Cost per unit £295+VAT.

Fees, dates and detailed syllabus brochures can be found through the links above. If you are looking at training to be a full SpLD specialist teacher/practitioner please see our Level 5 and Level 7 programmes below.

Would you like to train to be a specialist teacher/practitioner in specific learning difficulties at Level 5 or Level 7?

Dyslexia Action Training offers three routes to train as a specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner.

 The first route combines six set units from our CPD short courses (DACRT51 or DACRT56 or DACRT67) plus an SpLD teaching certificate (DACRT60) which gives you The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61 pathway route, takes approximately 18 months in total).  

The second Level 5 route is available for graduates only and combines a one term condensed pathway award (DAAWD80) plus an SpLD teaching certificate (DACRT60) which gives you The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61 fast track route), 10 hours per week study and takes approximately 12 months in total.

The third and final Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy is for graduates only and is suitable for those who wish to study at Master’s level and gain university credits. It comprises three modules (20 hours per week, Modules A, B and C – 12 weeks/one module per term).

Fees and a detailed syllabus brochure can be found through the links above, our cohorts start in April, September, and January.  If you are already an SpLD specialist teacher or assessor you may be interested in our CPD and refresher courses for qualified specialists below.

Courses for qualified SpLD professional teachers

The Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme DALP Award for Practitioners (DAAWD85) provides a structured guide to the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) which can be used in school or college settings or with individuals of any reading age in private practice. 
It is only suitable for qualified and experienced specialist SpLD teachers/practitioners.  The course consists of practical activities based on case studies and provides the core DALP handbooks (a learner is not required for any part of this course).

Developing Placement Processes to Effectively Target Specialist Support (DAEXT716)
This short course will be of interest to qualified practitioners wishing to develop their own tailored, multi-sensory literacy interventions for learners. Study of specific placement processes will enable practitioners to develop their own systems to appraise learners’ individual learning requirements.

Using Morphology to Enhance Reading Comprehension (DAEXT720) is a Specialist SpLD Practitioner short course which has been developed to extend the knowledge-base and skills of specialist practitioners in important areas of practice.

Already qualified as a specialist SpLD teacher? The Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy course comprises a bridging course and three modules at level 7 which provides training as a specialist assessor gaining 60 credits towards a Master’s level qualification with Middlesex University London. 

Fees, dates and detailed syllabus brochures can be found through the links above.

Short CPD Courses for qualified SpLD professional assessors

Are you looking to Apply for or renew an Assessment Practising Certificate? We offer a short online course DAAPCONL which has been specifically designed to update specialist teacher assessors on the SASC requirements for dyslexia/SpLD report writing and to meet new SASC report writing requirements (SASC accredited).https://dyslexiaaction.org.uk/contact-us/

Assessment of Memory and Learning – Examining The Test of Memory and Learning 2 – TOMAL2 DACPD802 (SASC Accredited) course has been designed to enable you to measure several areas of memory and learning potential (for example, aptitude with visual and configural information, aptitude holding and manipulating sound information, associative learning, etc.) using the popular learning and memory assessment battery TOMAL2. 

Fees, dates and detailed syllabus brochures can be found through the links above

Postgraduate Professional Programmes

The Professional Postgraduate programme in Dyslexia and Literacy is a unique and prestigious  Master’s level 7 qualification that provides training to become informed practitioners and specialist teachers/practitioners and/or assessors. The courses are modular and flexible and are undertaken part-time, through online learning and offer credits through Middlesex University.

Fees, dates and detailed syllabus brochures can be found through the links above.

How to contact us?

Dyslexia Action Training is an accredited provider of dyslexia/SpLD programmes. Established for over 40 years we have a wealth of experience, knowledge, and understanding in the field of online training. If you would like to know more about our online training or would like some training advice in general, please visit our website for more details. You can also get in touch here.