Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner training is available at either Level 5 or Level 7. Either course will qualify you as a specialist teacher/practitioner. The Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate Specialist Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties can also be used in a pathway to gaining a Master’s qualification.
Whilst studying on either of our Level 5 or Level 7 SpLD Teaching programmes, participants will gain access to the unique resources of the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP).
DALP is a comprehensive specialist literacy programme for SpLD Specialist Teacher/Practitioner which provides a pathway for learners with literacy difficulties of all ages, through individual placement identification. DALP brings metacognitive learning and the development of metalinguistic awareness to the forefront, with the placement process as the underpinning strand of the specialist literacy support scheme. It will enable the practitioner to further extend their reach to those with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.
Click here for a programme brochure, we currently have a waiting list for this route going into September 2023/January 2024, if you would like to be added to the list please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This route will take approximately eighteen months to two years to complete.
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The Level 5 Diploma (DIST) and the Level 7 Teaching Certificate confer eligibility for Associate Membership of The Dyslexia Guild (ADG) recognised as the first grade of professional membership for a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner.
The Level 5 Diploma is also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (subject to accreditation) for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) and PATOSS for Associate membership (the Level 7 Teaching Certificate is subject to approval by the British Dyslexia Association).
After completing a specialist teaching programme at Level 5 or Level 7 you will have the option to continue your studies to become an assessor at Level 7 (20 hours of study a week). See this page for more details.