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Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61)

 

Level 5 Diploma

The Level 5 Diploma (DADIP61) is a unique, online SpLD training qualification that is flexible and undertaken part-time.  It is a comprehensive programme that trains teachers, teaching assistants and support tutors to become qualified specialist teachers (with QTS/PGCE) or practitioners (those without QTS/PGCE). 

The programme is suitable for those working with children or adults and those based overseas. Participants will gain access to the unique resources of the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP), a tailored specialist teaching programme.

The Level 5 Diploma is for those who are interested in literacy teaching.  The course is specialised, detailed and demanding for practitioners whose main focus is literacy assessment. 

Choose from two different study routes

CPD Pathway route

  • For those who have at least two years of recent and relevant experience in a school or college setting to work with learners with literacy difficulties/dyslexia/SpLD
  • Primary/Secondary or Supporting Adults or International graduates and non-graduates
  • Those who can commit to 3-5 hours of study per week in the first year and 10 hours study in the second year. 

This route will take approximately eighteen months to two years to complete.

Part One – Choose A CPD Pathway Route

Applicants can choose from one of three pathways depending on their work setting. 

Part Two – The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)

DACRT60 Pre-registration Qualifier

A pre-registration Qualifier to assess:

  • sufficient experience of delivering and designing
    teaching materials
  •  sufficient knowledge of basic grammar and syntax
  •  an understanding of the rigorous literacy training programme that they are considering undertaking c.10 hours

Supervised teaching is an essential part of the third unit in the Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60).  Further details can be found in the brochure above.


Fast-track route

  • For graduates holding a degree qualification
  • Who have at least two years of recent and relevant experience in a school or college setting to work with learners with literacy difficulties/dyslexia/SpLD
  • Can commit to 10 hours of study per week

Part One – Fast-track Route

Part Two – The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)

Once DAAWD80 has been successfully completed, you should email cpdmail@dyslexiaaction.org.uk to obtain the link to register for part two.

Start dates

CPD Pathway Route 

Part One: Choose whether you would like to study Certificate 51, 56 or 67.

  • Duration: 10-14 months, up to 3-5 hours a week study
  • Starting dates: January, March, May, July, September and November.

Part Two: Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)

  • Duration: 8-10 months, 10 hours a week study
  • Starting dates: April, September, and January

Fast-Track Route

Part One: Focal Points for Literacy Award (DAAWD80)

  • Duration: One term, up to 10 hours a week study, runs
  • Starting dates: April, September, and January.  

Part Two: Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)

  • Duration: 8-10 months, 10 hours a week study, run
  • Starting dates: April, September, and January.

How will you benefit?

The Level 5 Diploma course is designed to:

  • Provide participants with the technical knowledge and skills needed to put into practice the theoretical understanding gained from prior study
  • Provide the technical knowledge necessary to foster language awareness in learners with dyslexia
  • Give an in-depth understanding of the rationale for some tried and tested resources
  • Explain the placement process to provide participants with the necessary background knowledge and skills to place learners at the correct stage of an intervention programme
  • Provide advice and practice in structured lesson planning to ensure that participants learn to apply the principles of structured, sequential, cumulative multisensory tuition during the practical teaching intervention programme
  • Give successful participants the knowledge and skills to place learners on, and deliver, an appropriately individualised, structured, cumulative multisensory literacy programme.

Participants will gain access to the unique resources of the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP), a tailored specialist teaching programme.

The Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) can be used in school or college settings or with individuals of any reading age in private practice.

Demands of The Level 5 Diploma Course

Are there any live tutorials?

There are no ‘live’ one-to-one tutorials or meeting provisions within these units or requirements to be online at particular/set times of the day).

Required Teaching Practice Hours

Dyslexia Action requires you to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of teaching support during the teaching practice. At least 10 hours of teaching support should be done with one learner individually (not in a group setting).  Lessons normally take 

Expectations of Participants in Units 1 and 2

In Unit 1 (DACPD81) and Unit 2 (DACPD82) of DACRT60 participants are expected to work through the many specially devised materials to acquire a theoretical understanding of the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) and the principles of specialist literacy provision.  Tutors are available on the forums to give advice and respond to queries from participants.  

Teaching Practice: Working with a learner

Practical teaching is an essential part of the DACRT60 course. Candidates are required to submit evidence of teaching practice throughout the units. Unit tutors supervise the practical elements and give support and feedback on the teaching materials, assignments, lesson plans and evaluations and reports.

Required Teaching Practice Hours – DACRT60

Dyslexia Action requires you to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of teaching support during the teaching practice. At least 10 hours of teaching support should be done with one learner individually (not in a group setting). Lessons normally take place on a weekly basis allowing lesson plans to be developed, resources to be prepared and tutor feedback to be given. Individual lessons can be scheduled for one hour or one-and-a-half hours with the learner (as appropriate for the age and profile of the learner). Successful completion of DADIP61 will enable participants to apply for Associate Membership of The Dyslexia Guild (ADG).

Further details can be found in The Level 5 Diploma Programme Syllabus page 16.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment consists of a mixture of written assignments, practical activities and contributions to the forums on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Moodle.  All submissions are uploaded either on Moodle or via links within Moodle.  Many quizzes feature in the units, as a means of self-checking knowledge and directing participants to key pieces of information with the course materials. 

At various stages of the programme, there will be a verification process to ensure that applicants have:

  • sufficient experience in delivering and designing teaching materials
  • sufficient knowledge of basic grammar and syntax
  • an understanding of the rigorous literacy training programme that they are considering undertaking

How much does it cost?

Fast-Track Route Fees

Focal Points for Literacy Award (DAAWD80)

Price: £955 + VAT

Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60) 

Price: £1,870 + VAT

Total Fees for the Fast-Track Route £2,825 + VAT

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CPD Pathway Route Fees

Part one – Pathway Certificate (either DACRT51, DACRT56 or DACRT67)

Price & Booking options:

  • Book two Awards

Each Award cost £855 + VAT (you will need to complete a set of two Awards)

or

  • Book 6 individual CPD Units

The cost of one CPD unit is £295 + VAT (you will need to complete 6 Units)

Part Two  – Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60) 

Price: £1,870 + VAT

Total Fees for the CPD Pathway Route

  • Award Route (if you book 2 Awards) + The Teaching Certificate = £3,580 + VAT
  • Unit Route (if you book 6 individual CPD Units) + The Teaching Certificate = £3,640 + VAT

Interested in the CPD Pathway Route?

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How long does it take to complete this course?

Fast Track Route 

This route will take one calendar year to complete.

CPD Pathway Route

This route will take between eighteen to twenty-four months to complete.

Accreditation

Dyslexia Action courses have been in existence for over 40 years and have a national respected profile in specialist teacher training and support. Our courses meet several accreditation criteria reflecting the importance we place on the quality of our courses and high standards of teaching and learning which are intrinsic to our programmes.

The Level 5 Diploma (DADIP61) confers eligibility for Associate Membership of The Dyslexia Guild (ADG) recognised as the first grade of professional membership for a specialist teacher/practitioner and approved by The CPD Standards Office.

The Level 5 Diploma is also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) and PATOSS for Associate membership.

Accolades

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.

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