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Training to become a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61).

Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner

Dyslexia Action Training offers four Level 5 routes to train as a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner.

The SpLD Teacher/Practitioner Level 5 Diploma is a unique online training qualification which is flexible and is undertaken part-time and is suitable for classroom teachers, teaching assistants, support tutors, and practitioners to become specialist SpLD teachers (with QTS/PGCE) or practitioners (those without QTS/PGCE) across all age ranges. Participants will gain access to the unique resources of the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) a tailored specialist teaching programme.

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

Who are the courses for?

  • A wide range of professional teachers, practitioners and specialists
  • Qualified teachers at all key stages
  • Special educational needs teachers and coordinators (SENCOs)
  • Tutors and support staff in Further and Higher Education and other adult educational settings
  • Psychologists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Occupational therapists with relevant experience

What will the Level 5 Diploma give me?

The Level 5 Diploma will:

  • Provide participants with the technical knowledge and skills needed to put into practice the theoretical
    understanding gained from prior study
  • Provide the technical knowledge necessary to foster language awareness in learners with dyslexia
  • Give an in-depth understanding of the rationale for some tried and tested resources; DALP
  • Explain the placement process to provide participants with the necessary background knowledge and skills
    to place learners at the correct stage of an intervention programme
  • Provide advice and practice in structured lesson planning to ensure that participants learn to apply the
    principles of structured, sequential, cumulative multisensory tuition during the practical teaching
    intervention programme
  • Give successful participants the knowledge and skills to place learners on, and deliver, an appropriately
    individualised, structured, cumulative multisensory literacy programme.

Level 5 Diploma Routes

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

This route is only available for graduates with at least two years recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting who can commit to 10 hours of study per week. This route will take one calendar year to complete.

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The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61)
CPD Pathway route – Primary/Secondary or Supporting Adults or International

This route is for graduates and non-graduates with at least two years recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting who can commit to 3-5 hours of study per week in the first year and 10 hours study in the second year.  This route will take approximately eighteen months to two years to complete.

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Please note:

You can opt to study either:

  • one of the Level 5 Diploma routes or
  • the Level 7 Certificate route if you meet the Level 7 Certificate entry requirements (you do not have to complete the Level 5 Teaching Diploma before moving to Level 7 Teaching Certificate, and can commit 20 hours study per week over 12 months

Accreditation

The Level 5 Diploma (DADIP61) 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 also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) and approved by The CPD Standards Office.

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