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CPD Short Courses for teaching professionals at all levels

The 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. 


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

Please visit our courses page for individual CPD courses and specific eligibility requirements.

Which Level 4 and 5 CPD Courses are available?

Eligibility requirements:
You must be qualified to at least level three (or equivalent) and hold at least one year of recent and relevant experience in a school or college in a teaching/teaching support role working with learners with literacy difficulties/dyslexia/SpLD in the UK or overseas.

Dyslexia, Literacy and Numeracy

Be better prepared to face the challenges of supporting students with dyslexia and SpLDs in a classroom or college setting. The CPD Programme is made of independent short online courses, referred to as units. These units allow you to build up your own programme over time to gain either an Award (three units) or a Certificate (two awards/six units).

Courses are £295+VAT and run online in September, November, January, March, May and July.  

Social Emotional and Mental Health – The Emotionally Connected Classroom

If you are interested in how relationships and connections can have an impact on pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), then why not take a look at The Emotionally Connected Classroom CPD unit.

Courses are £295+VAT and run online in November, January, March and July

APC Short Course: Gain or renew

This course is SASC approved and is designed for qualified SpLD teacher-assessors looking to gain or renew an APC. Our Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) course will update specialist teacher-assessors for dyslexia/SpLD report writing and to meet APC application or renewal criteria

The Dyslexia Guild is a SASC APC approved and quality assured awarding body.

Eligibility requirements: To book this course, you must be qualified as a SpLD Teacher-Assessor gained through Dyslexia Action or an alternative provider.

Courses are £205+VAT (a discount is offered for Guild members) and run online in September, November, January, March, May and July.  

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