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Training to become a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner

Routes to train as a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner at Level 5 or Level 7

Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner

Dyslexia Action Training offers THREE possible routes to train as a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner.

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support (DADIP61) CPD Pathway Route

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support (DADIP61) Fast Track Route 

The Level 7 Professional Postgraduate Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention 

Please note:

  • You can opt to study either the Level 5 Diploma route or the Level 7 Certificate route.  You do not have to complete the Level 5 Teaching route before moving to Level 7 Teaching Certificate if you meet the entry requirements for Level 7 in the first instance
  • You can only refer to yourself as a specialist teacher if you already hold a teaching qualification

Download our flowchart – Which level SpLD Teaching programme should I choose?

 

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support (DADIP61) 

CPD Pathway Route

Applicants may wish to choose this route if they:

  • Are teachers, SEN(D) staff, teaching assistants, learning support staff, tutors, lecturers, language therapists, and practitioners qualified to at least Level 3 on the UK qualifications framework who are currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in a dyslexia/literacy setting
  • 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
  • May wish to progress to a Level 7 Specialist Assessor course on completion
  • This Level 5 CPD Pathway route will take you approximately 18-24 months to complete
  • Once you have completed the Level 5 Diploma you can look to study our Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy
1. Select ONE of the pathway certificates below depending on what age group you are working with. Please note: you cannot book these certificates outright, you either select to pay for the content of 6 units individually priced at £295+VAT each or book 2 awards (each containing 3 set units) at £855+VAT each:
 
Level 4 CPD Primary/Secondary pathway Certificate in Supporting Literacy in Learners with Dyslexia DACRT51
or
Level 4 CPD Pathway Certificate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties DACRT56
or
Level 4 CPD International Pathway Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia DACRT67
 
2. Followed by Level 5 Certificate DACRT60 in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy cost for this certificate is £1,870+VAT payable in three instalments.
 
Will give you the Level 5 Diploma DADIP61 in Strategic Teaching Support.  


Fast Track Route

Applicants may wish to choose this 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
  • May wish to progress to a Level 7 Specialist Assessor course on completion
  • This Level 5 Fast Track route will take you approximately 12 months to complete
  • Once you have completed the Level 5 Diploma you can look to study our Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy
1. Focal Points for Literacy Award (DAAWD80) £955+VAT, one term
 
2. Followed by Level 5 Certificate DACRT60 in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy cost for this certificate is £1,870+VAT payable in three instalments.
 
Will give you The Level 5 Diploma DADIP61 in Strategic Teaching Support.  
 

The Level 7 Professional Postgraduate Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention 

Applicants may wish to choose this course 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
  • 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 minimum of 20 hours a week to commit to Master’s level reading and assignments
  • Have the available time and resource to commit to demanding Level 7 study
  • May wish to progress to a Level 7 Specialist Assessor course on completion
  • Wish to complete their MA with Middlesex University on achieving 120 credits with Dyslexia Action.
  • Once you have completed the Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention you can complete the further Modules D and E which will enable you to become a fully qualified Diagnostic Assessor.

Accreditation

The Level 5 Diploma (DADIP61) and Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention both confer eligibility for Associate Membership (ADG)  of The Dyslexia Guild recognised as the first grade of professional membership for a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner and are also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS).

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