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The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy Fast Track Route

Fast Track Route

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Who is the Level 5 Diploma Fast Track Route for?

Applicants may wish to choose the Level 5 Diploma Fast Track Route route if they:

  • Are a graduate holding a degree and who are currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in a dyslexia/literacy setting
  • Are teachers, SEN(D) staff, teaching assistants, learning support staff, tutors, lecturers, language therapists and practitioners 
  • Wish to qualify as a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner and have access to the unique resources provided by the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP)
  • Have a few hours a week to commit to studying but not more than 10 hours per week
  • Do not have the available time or resource to undertake demanding Level 7 study

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 please note it is not necessary to to complete the Level 5 Diploma route before moving to Level 7 Teaching Certificate if you meet the entry requirements for the Level 7 Teaching Certificate in the first instance and can commit to 20 hours study per week.

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

Course Content?

The Level 5 Diploma Fast Track route comprises two parts:

Fast Track Route Part One: Focal Points for Literacy Award (DAAWD80)

One term, up to 10 hours a week study, runs in April, September, and January.

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

Payable in three instalments, 8-10 months, 10 hours a week study, run in April, September, and January.

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.

Progression

  1. Once you have completed the Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61) you will be a specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner.  
  2. Upon completion of the Level 5 SpLD Diploma, you may be considered for direct entry onto our Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy Modules Bridge, B, D & E (60 credits)

How much does it cost?

  • Focal Points for Literacy Award (DAAWD80) £955+VAT
    plus
  • Level 5 Certificate DACRT60 in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy
    £1,870+VAT (payable in three instalments).TOTAL COST £2,825+VAT

All monies must be received before the start of the course.

Make a booking

Please note: Participants are not able to enrol directly for the Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61) instead, they enrol for the Focal Points for Literacy Award (DAAWD80) and the Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60) that combine to make the Diploma.

Click here and go to ‘Make a booking’ to apply for the Focal Points in Literacy Award.

The Certificate part of the Diploma (DACRT60) should be applied for when you have been accepted and started the Focal Points for Literacy Award (DAAWD80).

Accreditation

The Level 5 Diploma (DADIP61) Fast Track Route confers eligibility for Associate Membership (ADG) of The Dyslexia Guild 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.

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