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Level 5 (Undergraduate) Qualifications SpLD Teacher/Practitioner

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

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.

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

What are the differences between the level 5 and level 7 route?


To find out which is the best route for you please see our flowchart.

Discover the Programme Content and Entry Requirements

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

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.

Part one of the Diploma: A CPD Pathway Certificate

Applicants can choose from one of three pathways depending on their working setting as follows:

Either:

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

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. :

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.

When can I start?

The CPD Pathway Certificates (part one) run six times a year September, November, January, March, May and July:

Literacy CPD Pathway DACRT51 
Supporting Adults CPD Pathway DACRT56 
International Pathway DACRT67

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)

How much does the Diploma cost?

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.

  • Pay Online at 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 )

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For full details on the CPD Pathway Certificates click on the links below.  A full syllabus/brochure can be found under ‘Downloads’

Literacy CPD Pathway DACRT51 
Supporting Adults CPD Pathway DACRT56 
International Pathway DACRT67

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

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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