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Level 5 (Undergraduate) SpLD Teacher/Practitioner Qualifications

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

The Undergraduate Level SpLD Teacher/Practitioner Level 5 Diploma is a unique online training qualification 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.

The Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61) is a flexible undergraduate level pathway and is undertaken part-time.

See also: Postgraduate Level Qualifications SpLD Teacher/Practitioner/Assessor Qualifications

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

Please note that participants are not able to enrol directly for the Undergraduate Level SpLD Teacher/Practitioner Level 5 Diploma, instead, they have to enrol for the separate Awards/Certificates that combine to make the Diploma.

Part one of the Diploma: A CPD Pathway Certificate or Fast Track Award

Applicants can choose from one of three pathways depending on their working setting as follows, please click on Certificate links to visit the page and download a brochure.  The CPD Pathway Certificates (part one) run six times a year September, November, January, March, May and July:

Either A:

Literacy CPD Pathway DACRT51 (Primary/Secondary)
or
Supporting Adults CPD Pathway DACRT56 for those working in FE/HE and supporting adults
or
International Pathway DACRT67 for those working overseas

OR

B: Focal Points for Literacy DAAWD80

Please note: route B is available to graduates only with at least two years recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting and takes one calendar year to complete.  This route runs three times a year in January, April, and September and will take 120 hours over one term.

Part two of the Diploma:

Complete the following Certificate which provides an introduction to a structured specialist teaching programme that can be used in school or college settings or with individuals of any reading age in private practice.  Please click on the Certificate link to visit the page and download a brochure.  The Teaching Certificate (part two) runs three times a year in September, January, and April: :

The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)

Qualified specialist SpLD teachers with a Level 5 specialist SpLD or Postgraduate Level 7 specialist SpLD (ADG/ATS/APS) teaching qualification who wish to gain an introduction and practical experience of the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) are also eligible to apply for Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy DACRT60.

How much does the Diploma cost?


Part one A
CPD Pathway Certificate (contains 6 units/2 awards) 

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.

or

Part one B
Award Focal Points for Literacy

Pay online by debit/credit card at the time of registration £955+VAT.

plus

Part two – The Teaching Certificate

£1,870+VAT, an either be paid in full or in two or three instalments.

  • Pay Online at the time of registration £1870+VAT.
  • Pay in two instalments of £935+VAT.
  • Pay in three instalments (payment one £535+VAT, payment two £400+VAT , payment three £935+VAT )

Qualifications you can trust

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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