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Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy


Course Overview

Qualification: Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia & Literacy

Start Dates: January, April and September

Duration: 12 months

Course type: Postgraduate – Level 7

Method: Online distance learning

Outcome: Specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner

Fees: £4,150 + VAT

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Entry requirements

  • For graduates holding a degree qualification who are looking to obtain University credits (60)
  • 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 
  • And who can commit to 20 hours of study per week over a 12 month period (one Module per term)
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • IELTS 7 for applicants with English as a Second Language
    For further information see the IELTS website ielts.org

We reserve the right to reject any application that does not meet the criteria specified or to require the applicant to complete other courses prior to entry into the programme.

If you do not hold a degree you may be interested in our Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61) CPD Pathway route

Course Content - Modules and University Credits

Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy:

  • Module A: Perspectives of Dyslexia and Literacy – 20 credits
  • Module B: Principles of Assessment for Dyslexia and Literacy – 20 credits
  • Module C: Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia  and Literacy* – 20 credits

*you will be required to find and work with a student/learner in the age range in which you have trained for Module C, full details can be found in the syllabus brochure above.

Please note:

  • Candidates are only allowed to enrol and pay for one module at a time. If you do not pass a module you will be able to undertake a re-submission process
  • You will not be able to progress to the next module in the sequence until such time as the preceding module has been successfully completed.

After completion of Modules A, B & C you can move on to study Modules D and E which will enable you to become a fully qualified Assessor and gives you eligibility to apply for an Assessment Practising Certificate. for full details regarding progression see programme brochure above.

You can only refer to yourself as a specialist teacher if you already hold a teaching qualification.

Transfer of credits/prior learning

The Dyslexia Action Professional programme is a competency-assessed course at Level 7, Master’s level, which requires tutor assessment of the candidate undertaking teaching and assessment. This means that other academic programmes that have not included competency assessment or are at a lower level (e.g. Level 5 or Level 6) may not qualify for accreditation of prior learning (APL). We may however be able to offer some recognition of attainment.

For further details please see: accreditation of prior learning

How to apply, fees and payment

Please ensure that you download and read the information in the programme brochure above before applying.

To register your interest for a particular start date please email trainingcourses@dyslexiaaction.org.uk 

Entry January 2022, bookings open September 2021
Entry April 2022, bookings open January 2022
Entry October 2022, bookings open April 2022


The Postgraduate Level programmes delivered by Dyslexia Action Training lead to the award of credit points, as indicated, by Middlesex University

The Dyslexia Action Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy is eligible for Associate Membership (ADG) of The Dyslexia Guild and is also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for specialist teachers/practitioners (ATS/APS) and PATOSS for Associate membership.

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