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

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

Level 5 Diploma

Dyslexia Action Training offers four Level 5 routes to train as a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner.

The SpLD Teacher/Practitioner Level 5 Diploma is a unique online training qualification that is flexible and is undertaken part-time and is suitable for classroom teachers, teaching assistants, support tutors, and practitioners to become specialist SpLD teachers (with QTS/PGCE) or practitioners (those without QTS/PGCE) across all age ranges. Participants will gain access to the unique resources of the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) a tailored specialist teaching programme.

Which SpLD Teaching programme should I choose?

Who are the courses for?

  • A wide range of professional teachers, practitioners and specialists
  • Qualified teachers at all key stages
  • Special educational needs teachers and coordinators (SENCOs)
  • Tutors and support staff in Further and Higher Education and other adult educational settings
  • Psychologists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Occupational therapists with relevant experience
  • Who are currently employed (or very recently, within the last two years) in a school or college setting to work with learners with literacy difficulties/dyslexia/SpLD in the UK or overseas 

What will the Level 5 Diploma give me?

The Level 5 Diploma will:

  • 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; DALP
  • 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.

Level 5 Diploma Routes

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61)
Fast Track Graduate only route

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

All practitioners train using the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP).

This route will take one calendar year to complete.

Click here for further information and a programme brochure.


The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61)
CPD Pathway route – Primary/Secondary or Supporting Adults or International

  • For those who have at least two years 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.

Click here for further information and a programme brochure.

Please note: To train to become a specialist teacher/practitioner, you can opt to study either one of The Level 5 Diploma routes or The Level 7 Certificate route (if you meet the Level 7 Certificate entry requirements).

Level 7 Certificate Route. Our Level 7 Professional Postgraduate Programme is currently being updated and restructured for a January 2022 start. Further details will be available in September 2021 on this link. If you are looking to train to become an SpLD Teacher/Practitioner at Level 7, you can register your interest at trainingcourses@dyslexiaaction.org.uk (stating area of interest – SpLD Teaching, Assessment or MEd) and we will contact you as soon as the information is available. 

Accreditation

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.

Our Level 4 and 5 CPD programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office and you receive a certificate from Dyslexia Action upon completion.

 

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