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Training to become a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner


Routes to train as a specialist SpLD teacher at Level 5 or Level 7

Courses to become a specialist teacher

Dyslexia Action Training offers two possible routes to train as a specialist SpLD teacher.

Our flowchart and guide are designed to give an insight into the main training routes available online through Dyslexia Action and the differences between them, full details on each programme can be found below:

 

Please note you can opt to study either the level 5 Diploma or the level 7 Certificate (you do not have to complete the Teaching at level 5 before the Teaching at level 7):

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support (DADIP61)

Applicants may wish to choose this course if they:

  • Wish to qualify as a specialist 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 study 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.

Other useful information:

The Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention 

Applicants may wish to choose this course if they:

  • Wish to qualify as a specialist 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.

Other useful information:

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 teacher and are also accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS).

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