What is The Dyslexia Guild?

The Dyslexia Guild is a membership body which welcomes individuals with a professional interest in dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (SpLD).

The Guild aims to:

  • Promote discussion, information and best practice in the field of dyslexia/SpLD;
  • Keep members informed of research and development through publication and distribution of topical news, updates and our library;
  • The Guild is also an assessment practising certificate (APC*) issuing body recognised by the SpLD assessment standards committee (SASC).

*An APC is a licence to practice for those carrying out assessments in schools for Exam Access Arrangements and in colleges for the Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Who can join?
The Guild is an open membership group with members working and learning in a wide range of settings. The Guild welcomes all professionals with an interest in dyslexia/SpLD and has a specialist rate for organisations.

Members include:
Specialist teachers and assessors, Teaching assistants, SENCos, Learning support staff and tutors from further and higher education and Speech and language therapists, psychologists, librarians and other specialists.

Members Directory
Our public directory of member grades is available here.

Latest News
Guild membership will also fulfil the NMH registration Band 4 - Specialist one-to-one study skills support (SpLD) requirement. However please note, to meet this requirement you must meet the criteria for the associate membership grade.

We have put together a useful guide for those seeking further information PDF iconNMH DSA QAG Dyslexia Action Membership Information Guide

adult learners

Member benefits

There are a whole host of benefits associated with membership of the guild, find out more.

Join today

Learn about the annual costs and join online.

Current Guild Members

Guild Members can renew here, join online forums, access the library and recorded webinars.

Membership Grades

Guild members will now benefit from designatory letters in recognition of their qualifications and professional standing.


National Dyslexia Resource Centre - A specialist collection of electronic and hard copy resources

Assessment Practising Certificate

Learn how you can apply for an Assessment Practising Certificate