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CPD Short Courses: Dyslexia, Literacy and Numeracy


CPDThrough a range of level 4, 5 and 7 CPD short courses for teaching professionals, you can hone your skills and knowledge in order to be better prepared to face the challenges of supporting students with dyslexia and SpLD in today’s education system.

The CPD Short Courses; CPD Short Courses: Dyslexia, Literacy and Numeracy 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. We also offer a range of level 7 units for qualified specialist SpLD professionals to refresh and update their specialist literacy programme knowledge through online masterclasses.

Discover the programme in depth:

How will you benefit?

  • Evaluate current practice in your setting
  • Learn new theories and strategies
  • Online forums to help you learn, test out, develop and refine ideas
  • A flexible online study which fits around personal and professional commitments

CPD Progression Level 4 and 5

This flexible CPD programme offers the opportunity to choose from a range of study options:

  • Units – Enhance your skills in a particular area with just one Level 4 or 5 CPD Unit.
  • Awards – Combine three CPD Units to achieve an Award.
  • Certificates – Combine two Awards (six CPD Units) to achieve a Certificate.
  • Diploma – Study one of our CPD Pathway Certificates or The Level 5 Award in Focal Points for Literacy alongside The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy to achieve The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61).

*Booking options to achieve a Certificate is as follows:

  • Option 1- Book two set Awards 

For example, if you are looking to achieve our Certificate in Supporting Literacy in Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT51), you will need to choose whether you would like to study DAAWD51 or DAAWD52 first.

  • Option 2 – Book six individual CPD Units 

If you choose option 2, you can study six CPD units individually e.g if you are looking to achieve DACRT51, then you will need to complete specific CPD Units – DACPD51, 52, 53, 84, 85 or 86.

How are the courses delivered?

  • The CPD Short Courses for teaching professionals at all levels are delivered online only which offers you the flexibility to organise your time to fit around your professional and personal commitments.  It also saves you the time and expense of travel and classroom attendance
  • Total study time for level 4 and 5 units is between 3-5 hrs a week (20-30 hours total study over a 7 week period per unit) 

What short Level 4 and 5 courses are available?

What 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

Start a CPD Unit or an Award at a time that suits you

Level 4 and 5 CPD Short Courses for teaching professionals at all levels run six times a year with start dates in September, November, January, March, May and July. Our next available for 2021/2022 are:

  • 13 July 2022
  • 14 September 2022

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

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.

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How much does it cost?

  • Single CPD Unit – £295 + VAT
  • Award (Three CPD Units) – £855 + VAT


 “The support offered here is excellent, the tutors are always available to help and I would highly recommend you study with Dyslexia Action”

“This is an excellent short CPD course for me and I have enjoyed every single minute of it. I am very pleased that the course run during the summer period, as this is the only time I can do any course to improve my skills. The tutors are very supportive.”

“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.


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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