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Awards for Teachers and Assistants

Who are these courses suitable for?

Dyslexia Action online Continuing Professional Development courses have been designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of teachers and assistants, tutors and learning support staff in the UK and overseas.

You can opt to study individual Units or Awards which are made up of three Units. These can then be combined to one of three pathways to gain a Certificate.  Applicants should be:

  • Qualified classroom teachers, teaching or learning support assistants and be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in the UK or internationally
  • Qualified to at least level 3 (‘A’ level) on the UK qualifications framework or have other equivalent qualifications and relevant experience. Teaching assistants must be mentored by a qualified teaching professional whilst on the course.

If you are working with Adults in the UK or Overseas please click here.

How the courses work

Study either 3 individual Units for each Award or book all 3 Units at the same time and make a saving of £30. Please click on the individual award for more information about fees and entry requirements.

The Certificate course below provides a pathway to the Level 5 Strategic Teaching Certificate (DACRT60) click here for further information.

CPD Pathway to the Certificate in Supporting Literacy in Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT51)
This certificate is made up of two awards each comprising three units:


When can I start and how do I apply?

  • Courses run six times a year with start dates in September, November, January, March, May and July
  • Please click on one of the links above to book an Award
  • To book an Individual Unit that belongs to the Award please navigate to the Award and click on the respective Unit.


Our CPD programme and its Units are accredited by The CPD Standards Office and British Accreditation Council.

BAC accreditation


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