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

This Diploma course has been designed as a training programme for teachers, teaching assistants or support tutors who would like to gain further experience in supporting individuals with dyslexia/SpLD. The course gives participants access and training to a specialist literacy programme that can be used to provide literacy intervention to individuals of any age. Participants are not able to enrol directly for the Diploma instead they enrol for units that combine to make up the award as follows:

Part one: A CPD Pathway
Participants can choose from one of three possible pathways depending on their working setting as follows:

Either: Literacy CPD Pathway
DACRT51 Level 4 CPD Certificate in Supporting Literacy in Learners with Dyslexia (DAAWD51 & 52)

or Supporting Adults CPD Pathway
DACRT56 Level 5 CPD Certificate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DAAWD59 & 60)

or International Pathway
DACRT57 Level 5 CPD Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia (DAAWD51 & 57)

Part two: The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)

On completion of one of the above Pathways, participants can then progress to the Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support a specialist teacher training course. This level 5 Certificate course is the second part of the Diploma qualification and 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. It comprises the following three units:

  • DACPD81: Principles of literacy intervention for learners with dyslexia and other literacy related difficulties
  • DACPD82: Structured sequential literacy support and the placement process
  • DACPD83: Developing a literacy Intervention for learners with dyslexia or literacy-related difficulties

Please note Qualified specialist teachers with a Level 5 or Level 7 specialist SpLD teaching qualification who wish to gain an introduction and practical experience of the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme are also eligible to apply for the Certificate course (DACRT60) please contact the office directly before applying. 

Participants who successfully complete a CPD Pathway Certificate and the Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support (DACRT60) will qualify for the Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support (DADIP61).


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

Testimonials - Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme

"The extent and meticulous detail that has gone into the DALP strands is astounding - such valuable documents for us as tutors."

"DALP unpicks the complexities of literacy development with extraordinary clarity and gives us the means to help our learners work incrementally through each strand of learning to master the skill."

"I find comfort in the strength of this teaching program; knowing that the teaching points are all sequential and cumulative.  The level of scaffolding makes the program less overwhelming and also potentially less intimidating for the learner as the language choices will be familiar to them."

How do I enroll for this course?

To enroll for this course please ensure that you meet the full pre-entry pathway requirements listed above and then complete the online application form below.  

All registrations must be received a week before the course start date (shown below) at the latest. 


This course confers eligibility for Associate Membership of the Dyslexia Guild (ADG) recognised as the first grade of professional membership for a specialist teacher.

The Level 5 Diploma is currently subject to accreditation with the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status or Approved Practitioner Status (ATS/APS) at Level 5 and already approved by The CPD Standards Office.

Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

This course gives you eligibility to apply for professional membership to fulfill the NMH registration Band 4 - Specialist one-to-one study skills support (SpLD) requirement. For further details click here

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