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CPD Short Courses: Beyond Dyslexia and Literacy


Special offer10% discount for those applying for The Emotionally Connected Classroom Level 5 online course for our March cohort! Apply here and use code 10OFFSEMH.

Level 5 CPD Short Courses

Dyslexia Action Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Level 5 CPD Programme short courses are designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of SENCo’s, teachers, teaching assistants, and support tutors in order to ensure the progress and achievement of children/adults with special educational needs.  CPD courses allow professionals to develop and enhance their current skills and understanding. 

Whilst studying Dyslexia Action CPD courses, participants will question what currently takes place in their learning environment and will learn new theories and strategies. They will learn from fellow professionals and will share their experiences and discuss issues via the course forums.  

Discover the programme in depth:

How will you benefit?

By joining the Level 5 CPD SEMH courses you will:

  • Learn new theories and strategies
  • Online forums to help you learn, test out, develop and refine ideas
  • A flexible online study that fits around personal and professional commitments

Level 5 CPD Units Available

The Emotionally Connected Classroom (RT00001)

This Level 5 Unit aims to provide an understanding of the impact of emotions on the thinking brain and its implications for learning. It aims to give an introduction to key elements of current research and practice in mentalisation theory (understanding the mental state of oneself and others) and emotional coaching. The importance of connectedness and relationships is emphasised throughout.

Level 5: Total qualification time 30 hours.

Click here for further information and a programme brochure.

Do you offer short courses are available for trained practitioners?

Is practical work with a learner required?

The Level 4 and Level 5 CPD Units and Award courses do not require any practical work with a learner or group of learners.

Start dates

The SEMH CPD Programme runs four times a year with start dates in, January, March, July and November. Our next available for 2021/2022 are:

  • 16 March 2022
  • 13 July 2022
  • November 2022 – TBC

Please note: as it takes time to process your application and payment, we strongly recommend registering as soon as possible, so that you don’t miss the next intake.

If you want to apply for any of the above courses, please go to our Make a booking page.

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How much does it cost?

  • Single CPD Unit – £295 + VAT


Our Level 5 SEMH CPD Programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office.

Our Level 5 SEMH programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office and you receive a certificate from Dyslexia Action upon completion.


For 40 years, Dyslexia Action Training has been supporting online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for international schools as well as UK-based educators. We love hearing how our courses and qualifications make a difference in the lives of education professionals working with individuals with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties.

However, it is also amazing for us to receive accolades in various established industry awards, as it gives us great confidence that what we offer is valued by acclaimed leaders and experts in the education section as well.

Teach Secondary Awards 2019Teach Secondary Awards 2020

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