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.
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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.
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:
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.
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: :
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.
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.
Part one B
Award Focal Points for Literacy
Pay online by debit/credit card at the time of registration £955+VAT.
Part two – The Teaching Certificate
£1,870+VAT, an either be paid in full or in two or three instalments.
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.