This Level 5 Award provides a structured guide to the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) which can be used in school or college settings or with individuals of any reading age in private practice. It is only suitable for qualified and experienced specialist SpLD teachers/practitioners. The course consists of practical activities based on case studies and provides the core DALP handbooks (a learner is not required for any part of this course).
Please note: This award does not include a Teaching Intervention delivery. Those experienced specialist SpLD teachers/practitioners seeking guided practical experience using DALP should look at our Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60).
If you are not already a specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner but would like to train, please see:
Routes to train as a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner
This Award is only suitable for:
Qualified SpLD specialist teachers/practitioners with a Level 5 specialist SpLD or Postgraduate Level 7 specialist SpLD teaching qualification (ADG Dyslexia Guild or ATS/APS British Dyslexia Association).
Suitable qualifying courses include, but are not restricted to:
The Award consists of two set units, each of one term.
DACPD81: Principles of Literacy Intervention for Learners with Dyslexia and other Literacy-related Difficulties
DACPD82: Structured, Sequential Literacy Support and the Placement Process
The core curriculum is delivered by means of a range of e-learning resources. These include presentations, articles, exercises, videos and follow-up activities and tasks for participants to carry out at intervals. Participants compile logs to monitor their engagement with Unit materials. Each log is tutor reviewed at the end of each unit.
This Award is an intensive course which generally takes around one term to complete, part time and requires an average of 8-10 hours of study per week. The first Unit is offered in April, September and January each year. Units must be followed sequentially, following the course schedule.
Dyslexia Guild members receive a £60 incs.VAT discount from the total award, please ensure you are logged in before completing the registration form to receive the discount (the discount cannot be applied in retrospect).
Please note: This course is not suitable for those without some knowledge of specialist literacy teaching and a structured multi-sensory literacy programme. Anyone who has recently studied the Dyslexia Action Professional programme – Module C (within the last 4 years) or Unit 3/83 of the Dyslexia Action Level 5 Strategic Teaching Certificate will find that there is considerable overlap in content.
Our Level 4 and 5 CPD programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office.