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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. 

You can only refer to yourself as a specialist teacher if you already hold a teaching qualification, QTS, and PGCE.  You would be classed as a SpLD practitioner if you do not hold teaching qualifications.

You can opt to study either:

  1. Level 5 CPD Pathway Route
  2. Level 5 Fast Track Graduate only route
  3. The Level 7 Certificate route

Please note you do not have to complete the Level 5 Teaching Diploma before moving to Level 7 Teaching Certificate.

Which SpLD Teaching programme should I choose?

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61) Fast Track Graduate only route

  • For graduates holding a degree qualification
  • Who are currently employed (or very recently) in a school or college setting to work with learners with literacy difficulties/dyslexia/SpLD in the UK or overseas 
  • And who can commit to 10 hours of study per week over a 12 month period

Click here for further information and a programme brochure.

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61)
CPD Pathway routes

  • For non-graduates (or graduates)
  • Who are currently employed (or very recently) in a school or college setting to work with learners with literacy difficulties/dyslexia/SpLD in the UK or overseas 
  • And who can commit to 3-5 hours of study per week in the first 12 months and 10 hours of study during the second 12 months 

Click here for further information and a programme brochure.

Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy

Our Level 7 Professional Postgraduate Programme is currently being updated and restructured for a January 2022 start. Further details will be available in September 2021 on this link.

If you are looking to train to become an SpLD Teacher/Practitioner at Level 7, you can 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. 

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 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.

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