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CPD Short Courses: Dyslexia, Literacy and Numeracy


CPDThe Dyslexia Action Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme provides the opportunity for education professionals to improve their knowledge and skills in supporting learners with dyslexia, literacy and specific learning difficulties (SpLDs). 

Our CPD short courses are accredited, which means the learning activities have reached the required standards and benchmarks of an accredited body. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. By undertaking accredited CPD training, educators are given the opportunity to ensure their qualifications, and therefore their skills and knowledge, are maintained and up to date. 

The 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. 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.

Five reasons to study with Dyslexia Action

  1. Our practice-led programmes are tailored to primary/secondary school learners or those working with adults
  2. A variety of different courses to choose from, offering 20 – 30 hours online learning, completed within 7 weeks, allowing you to add real value to your educational setting
  3. Complete your work on Campus Online, our unique virtual learning environment
  4. Work at a pace to suit you and your schedule (online learning with no live sessions) as you develop your practical competence and personal confidence
  5. Tutor and peer support available through online forums

Who are the courses for?

A wide range of professional teachers, practitioners and specialists can benefit from our CPD Courses. Delegates are usually:

  • Qualified teachers at all key stages
  • Special educational needs teachers and coordinators (SENCOs)
  • Teaching and Learning Support assistants
  • Tutors and support staff in Further and Higher Education and other adult educational settings

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

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 2023/2024 are:

  • 13 March 2024
  • 8 May 2024
  • 10 July 2024
  • September 2024 TBC


“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”

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