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Level 5 (Undergraduate) SpLD Teacher/Practitioner Qualifications

Routes to train as a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner at Level 5 or Level 7

Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner

Dyslexia Action Training offers THREE possible routes to train as a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner.

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support (DADIP61) CPD Pathway Route

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support (DADIP61) Fast Track Route 

The Level 7 Professional Postgraduate Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention 

Download our flowchart – Which level SpLD Teaching programme should I choose?

Who are the courses for?

  • A wide range of professional teachers, practitioners and specialists
  • Qualified teachers at all key stages
  • Special educational needs teachers and coordinators (SENCOs)
  • Tutors and support staff in Further and Higher Education and other adult educational settings
  • Psychologists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Occupational therapists with relevant experience

Please note:

You can opt to study either:

  • one of the Level 5 Diploma routes or
  • the Level 7 Certificate route if you meet the Level 7 Certificate entry requirements (you do not have to complete the Level 5 Teaching Diploma before moving to Level 7 Teaching Certificate, and can commit 20 hours study per week over 12 months

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The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61) Fast Track Graduate only route

This Level 5 fast track route is only available for graduates with at least two years recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting who can commit to 10 hours of study per week. This route will take one calendar year to complete.

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

The CPD pathway routes for Primary/Secondary or Supporting Adults or International are for graduates and non-graduates with at least two years recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in a dyslexia/literacy support setting who can commit to 3-5 hours of study per week in the first year and 10 hours study in the second year.  This route will take approximately eighteen months to two years to complete.

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Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy

This Certificate course is for those who wish to study at Master’s level to become a specialist teacher of dyslexia/SpLD and gain university credits. The course comprises three modules (A, B and C – 12 weeks/one term per module) which explore current research in dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties; the principles and practice of the psychometric assessment process and the theoretical framework that informs the effective support of learners with dyslexia and/or other literacy difficulties. All practitioners train using the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP).

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Accreditation

The Level 5 Diploma (DADIP61) and the Level 7 Teaching Certificate 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 and Level 7 Teaching Certificate 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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