The 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 flexible and is undertaken part-time.
To find out which is the best route for you please see our flowchart.
Please note that participants are not able to enrol directly for the Level 5 Diploma, instead, they have to enrol for the separate Certificates that combine to make the Diploma.
Applicants can choose from one of three pathways depending on their working setting as follows:
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. :
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.
The CPD Pathway Certificates (part one) run six times a year September, November, January, March, May and July:
The Teaching Certificate (part two) runs three times a year in September, January and April:
Part one – CPD Pathway Certificate (contains 6 units/2 awards)
Pay by unit route – 6 x £295+VAT
Pay by award route – 2 x £855+VAT (paying for an award of three units upfront saves you £10 per unit)
Part two – The Teaching Certificate
Can either be paid in full or in two or three instalments.
For full details on the CPD Pathway Certificates click on the links below. A full syllabus/brochure can be found under ‘Downloads’
For full details on the Teaching Certificate and how it combines to make the Diploma click on the link below (full syllabus/brochure can be found under ‘Downloads’)
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.