The Adult and FE/HE SpLD Teacher/Practitioner programme and is ideal for a wide range of education professionals including support tutors, learning support staff and those working with further and higher education students and adults. This is also the baseline qualification for those seeking membership for DSA-QAG.
Delivered entirely online, The Level 5 Certificate – Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties is created by experts with real-world educational experience to empower delegates with practical and actionable skills, allowing you not only to engage with students with increased confidence but also create a pathway for professional progression.
By joining the Adult and FE/HE SpLD Teacher/Practitioner programme you will:
Award in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties DAAWD59:
Award in Learning Support for Adults with Dyslexia DAAWD60:
The following unit is not part of this pathway certificate but can be swapped out for either DACPD93, or 94
Developing Numeracy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia (DACPD99)
Please note that the Supporting Adults Programme is a programme for those working with adults with dyslexia and literacy difficulties and is appropriate for a variety of settings. Those who wish to undertake this programme should be instructors, tutors, learning support staff or lecturers and those looking to support DSA-QAG band 4 study skills students.
We reserve the right to request information in support of all applications from a headteacher or other suitably qualified line manager or referee.
This Certificate is part of a wider CPD programme which offers the opportunity to choose from a range of study options:
You cannot book this Certificate outright but must book either:
*please note if you are a graduate with at least two years experience and are currently employed (recently or within the last two year’s employed to work with learners in a dyslexia/literacy setting and are looking for a fast track route to gaining the Level 5 Diploma you can study Focal Points for Literacy fast track Award (DAAWD80) instead of the above then move onto The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)
Completion of DADIP61 will confer eligibility for Associate Membership of The Dyslexia Guild (ADG) recognised as the first grade of professional membership for a specialist teacher/practitioner.
The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61) is also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) and approved by The CPD Standards Office.
Courses run six times a year with start dates in September, November, January, March, May, and July
Level 5 Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DAAWD59) contains units 91,92,96
Level 5 Learning Support for Adults with Dyslexia (DAAWD60) contains units 52,93,94
“Having completed the first part of the diploma pathway I have seen how this programme has had a positive impact on my role. As a Curriculum Manager for Additional Learning Support I have adopted strategies learnt on this course, which as a result, benefited both our staff and students and my organisation.
The opportunity to achieve the full Diploma will provide excellent CPD, which will help me to reach one of my goals of being a dyslexia specialist. This will enable to support members of my team better, as well as the students we support.”
“Excellent well structured and supported courses! Thank you!”
“The course provided a practical solution to CPD when other courses were impossible due to cost, time and location”
Our Level 4 and 5 CPD programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office and you receive a certificate from Dyslexia Action upon completion.