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Training to become a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner

Route to train to become a Specialist SpLD

Teacher/ Practitioner Training at Level 5 or Level 7

Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner

Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner training is available at either Level 5 or Level 7 using Dyslexia Action’s Literacy Programme (DALP)Either course will qualify you as a specialist teacher. The Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate Specialist Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties is also a pathway to a Master’s qualification.

Dyslexia and Literacy Postgraduate Programme (DALP)

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).

What is DALP?

DALP is a comprehensive specialist literacy programme for SpLD Specialist Teachers 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 which, with the placement process as the underpinning strand of the specialist literacy support scheme, enables the practitioner to further extend their reach to those with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.

Which SpLD Teaching programme should I choose?

Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy

This Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner course is the final part of a pathway to qualification as a specialist teacher/ practitioner of dyslexia/SpLD and takes approximately 10 months to complete. Teachers/practitioners/tutors completing this certificate course will be qualified to offer literacy and learning support to pupils with dyslexia/ specific learning difficulties. This course may be undertaken by individuals who have completed the CPD Pathway Route (one-year programme) or the Level 5 Fast Track route (one-term course) for graduates. 

Level 5 specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner qualification. Successful completion of either the CPD Pathway Route or the Level 5 Fast Track route and the Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy will give you The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy. 

Please note: If you do not hold a degree you may be able to follow our CPD Pathway Route to gain the Level 5 Diploma.

Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate Specialist Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties

Please note:

Our Level 7 Professional Postgraduate Programme syllabus is currently being revised for an April 2022 start. Further details will be available in early 2022. Please register your interest at trainingcourses@dyslexiaaction.org.uk (stating area of interest – SpLD Teaching, Assessment or MEd) and we will contact you as soon as the information is available.

Current participants with enquiries should contact pgmail@dyslexiaaction.org.uk  

Accreditation

The Level 5 Diploma (DADIP61) and the Level 7 Teaching Certificate confers 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 accredited by The CPD Standards Office. The Level 7 Certificate is accredited by Middlesex University

The Level 5 Diploma and Level 7 Teaching Certificate is also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) and PATOSS for Associate membership.

Our Level 4 and 5 CPD programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office and you receive a certificate from Dyslexia Action upon completion.

Progression to become a full assessor

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.

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