Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme Award - DALP for Practitioners (DAAWD85)
Please note this course is only suitable for qualified and experienced SpLD teachers/practitioners:
- 18 March 2020 bookings close 11 March
- TBC September 2020
- TBC March 2021
Please note this course is only suitable for qualified and experienced SpLD teachers/practitioners:
For November 2019 we have some Black Friday special offer available for a selection of our Dyslexia Action Training courses.
Visit our list of courses and qualifications for more detailed information on the qualifying courses and to book, but don’t delay this offer is only available between 29 November and 13 December 2019.
*Please note the discounts can only be applied at the time of booking online and not in retrospect.
Visit the online page for more detailed information on the qualifying courses and to book, but don’t delay this offer is only available between 29 November and 13 December 2019.
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We are an online dyslexia training provider. Dyslexia Action Training offers specialist teacher training/practitioner & specialist teacher/practitioner assessor training. We offer pathways to achieve specialist teacher/practitioner assessor status. Our courses are designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of teachers, SENCos, practitioners, teaching assistants, learning support staff, language therapists, tutors, and lecturers who support students with literacy difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.
Here are some useful links to our main areas of training:
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance in answering any questions you may have about dyslexia online training.
You may also be interested in membership of The Dyslexia Guild which offers numerous benefits, including post-nominals (letters after your name), an annual conference, online forums, topical journals, e-newsletter and online library with e-books and e-journals. You can find further details on The Dyslexia Guild website here.
You may have noticed that the Dyslexia Action Shop has many new and popular psychological assessments and resources available to view at the show last month. Please get in touch with our team at the Dyslexia Action Shop on 01784 222339, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply visit the website for more details.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential for specialist teachers, assessors, and practitioners; it helps you to stay at the forefront of information in the field by updating your knowledge and professional practice. We have recently updated our Applying for and Renewing an Assessment Practising Certificate (DAAPCONL) online course, suitable for those looking to renew or gain an APC. The course will detail new developments in diagnostic reporting and include materials and guidance based on the new SASC report format (mandatory from Summer 2020).
An APC is a licence to practice for those carrying out assessments in schools for Exam Access Arrangements and in colleges for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Many schools and college employers also now require their specialist teaching or support staff to obtain an APC.
Candidates should normally be qualified specialist assessors with a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent, and be familiar with diagnostic assessment report writing. Eligible and current guild members can save £10 on the course fee.
Dyslexia Action Training is a SASC Authorised CPD Provider. Twelve learning hours, of which five hours of the total learning hours for this course are recognized and accredited by SASC as fulfilling, in part, the (minimum) 20 CPD hours required over three years that contribute towards gaining or renewing an APC.
Our next intake is 20 November 2019 (register before 6 November) and other dates include January, March and May 2020.
£205 +VAT for Non-Guild Members paying online by debit/credit card at the time of registration.
£195 +VAT for Guild Members paying online by debit/credit card at the time of registration.
To apply for the course, please complete an online booking form on our website here.
For a limited period qualified and practising specialist teacher assessors with a full level 7 qualification in assessment (e.g. the Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice (Middlesex University) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy (York) who have not previously applied for, or held, an Assessment Practising Certificate will be able to obtain an APC by completing an application form and uploading a copy of their qualification certificate. The fee is £180 and includes the SASC listing fee of £30 see Assessment Practising Certificate – APC read our brochure under ‘Download further information’ and apply directly under ‘How much does it cost and how to apply?’
Dyslexia Action Training and Real Training offer a range of courses for qualified SpLD specialist teacher assessors to update their knowledge and skills in specialist assessment for SpLD. A list of all the qualifications we offer for specialist SpLD teachers and assessors can be found here.
Should you need any further information regarding our CPD Level 7 Courses for SpLD professionals do give us a call on 01784 222304 or email us at email@example.com
Dyslexia Awareness Week 7-13 October 2019 is a great opportunity to mention Dyslexia Action Training’s Dyslexia & Literacy Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme which has been recently been shortlisted for the Teach Secondary Awards.
Our CPD programme enables teachers, tutors and learning support staff to become qualified specialist teachers/practitioners to gain specialist knowledge and practical skills relevant to a wide range of settings. The courses run six times a year with start dates: November, January, March, May, July, and September. The courses are fully delivered online with the allocation of a tutor.
Dyslexia Action Training flexible CPD programme offers the opportunity to promote dyslexia awareness and choose from a range of study options:
Please note that it is not possible to sign up directly for a certificate, you should sign up for units or awards in your chosen pathway first.
The CPD Short Courses for teaching professionals at all levels include topics to bring dyslexia awareness such as 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.
Not in a Pathway but can be swapped out with one other unit (conditions apply)
There is still time to apply for a CPD unit or award for those who wish to start on 20 November 2019.
Each CPD unit costs £295 + VAT. Book three set units as an Award and save £30 cost is £855 + VAT.
If you want to apply for any of the above courses, please go to our Make a booking page. The deadline to apply for a November start is 6 November (if paying by invoice) or 13 November (if paying by credit/debit card).
Should you need any further information regarding our CPD Programme do give us a call on 01784 222304 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Dyslexia Action Training is pleased to announce the release of our level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61) Fast Track Route to becoming an SpLD qualified teacher/assessor.
The Level 5 SpLD Fast Track Route is now available for graduates who cannot commit to 20 hours a week study time which is required on the Level 7 route.
This Fast Track Route will start in January 2020. It is only available to those who hold a degree or foundation degree plus a minimum of two years recent and relevant teacher/practitioner experience within an educational establishment
The Level 5 Diploma Fast Track Route programme consists of:
Focal Points for Literacy (DAAWD80)
Total completion of the Level 5 SpLD Fast Track Route would be one calendar year.
The level 5 Diploma course provides an introduction to a unique structured specialist teaching programme, the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) that can be used in school or college settings or with individuals of any reading age in private practice.
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.
The Level 5 Diploma is also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) and approved by The CPD Standards Office.
Here are some thoughts on the programme from our delegates:
Specialist Dyslexia Teacher Training update. The Department for Education (DfE) changed its evidence requirements for applications for the Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA; for higher education students). Dyslexia/SpLD Reports undertaken at any age will now be accepted for the purposes of a DSA. Please note: Form 8 Access Arrangement Reports are not acceptable as these are not full assessment reports.
From March 2019, dyslexia or SpLD reports at any age need to be produced by a specialist teacher assessor with an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC). Then, the APC must be issued by an SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) issuing bodies e.g The Dyslexia Guild or a practitioner psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for them to be valid for DSA purposes.
Besides, assessment reports undertaken by a fully qualified specialist teacher assessor or an HCPC registered psychologist prior to March 2019 will now be accepted by Student Finance England (SFE) for DSA purposes. For more information, please click here here.
As a result, we outlined below the qualifications to become a Specialist Dyslexia Teacher Training and then apply for an APC:
1.A Specialist Dyslexia Teacher Training qualification at Level 7 or Level 5 such as:
*This Specialist Dyslexia Teacher Training eligible for Associate Member (ADG) with The Dyslexia Guild or ATS/APS with the BDA
2. Real Training CCET or CPT3A and register on the British Psychological Society Register of Qualifications in Test Use (BPS RQTU) as Test User
3. Complete Real Training Dyslexia – Professional Report Writing (DPRW)*
*Please note to enroll on DPRW module, it is mandatory to have completed CCET/CP3A, registered with the British Psychological Society Register of Qualifications in Test Use (BPS RQTU) and hold Associate Membership (ADG) with the Dyslexia Guild or ATS or APS.
Having said that, we’re happy to be able to share two pieces of great news at the start of the summer term. Registrations are now open for this autumn. Secondly – having taken on board feedback from some of last year’s delegates who need to maintain SASC CPD – we’ve now registered the course with SASC and those completing the course now benefit from three SASC-accredited CPD hours.
If you want to read more about it, access this link.
To book your place, access this page.
New guidelines. Dyslexia Action Training has been informed The Department for Education (DfE) has changed its evidence requirements for applications for the Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA; for higher education students). Dyslexia/SpLD Reports undertaken at any age will now be accepted for the purposes of a DSA. Please note that Form 8 Access Arrangement Reports are not acceptable as these are not full assessment reports.
For more information, check this link.