Who are these Courses Suitable for

Our Continuing Professional Development pathways have been designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of UK and International teachers, teaching assistants, instructors, tutors, learning support staff or lecturers

How the pathways works

Certificate - DACRT56: CPD Certificate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occuring Difficulties

The Supporting Adults CPD programme pathway offers full flexibility to enable you to study online at a pace to suit you, you can study either units or awards which can then be combined to achieve the Certificate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DACRT56). You can then move onto our Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP55).

The Dyslexia Action Level 4 and 5 CPD Pathway consists of independent unit courses.  You can build up Units over time to gain Awards and then a Certificate (2 awards).  Our units are either 2 Dyslexia Action credits (20 hours of learning time required) or 3 Dyslexia Action credits (30 hours of learning time required).

We offer combinations of three Units as Awards.  Awards have set Units.  Participants can register to study the Units within the stated Awards individually, and build them up into the Dyslexia Action Awards, or they can select an Award to begin with and obtain a discount on the fee for the combined Units.  All three Units must be studied within a period of one year. 

How are the courses delivered and what are the benefits of studying online?

  • The pathways are only delivered online which offers you the flexibility to organise your time to fit around your professional and personal commitments.  It also saves you the time and expense of travel and classroom attendance
  • Tutor support is offered throughout the duration of the induction and course
  • These qualifications equate to Level 4 or 5  on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) See: http://ofqual.gov.uk/help-and-advice/comparing-qualifications


Please read the documents below which provide full details including entry requirements, courses on offer and other important information you may need before applying

DSA-QAG Requirements

Did you know that as part of the new DSA-QAG requirements we may accept qualified and experienced Study Skills tutors for professional membership purposes into our Guild Associate Membership level based on Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning.

We can assess your application in the first instance by emailing us a copy of your CV with principal scanned qualification certificates so that we can assess your relevant experience and qualifications.

We ask that APEL candidates register for these relevant courses to address any gaps in knowledge or skills and to maintain your membership whilst working towards your Level 5 or Level 7 SpLD qualification.

Further information can be downloaded here

When are the Units and Awards available?

Units and Awards can be booked to start on the following dates:

25th January 2017, 22nd March 2017, 17th May 2017, 12th July 2017

Please click on the Awards below to book an Award and once on the Award page you can click at the top if you wish to book individual units.