We receive many enquiries on training to become a specialist SpLD teacher or practitioner for those working with learners with dyslexia and other co-occurring or specific learning difficulties.

There are two possible route to training as a specialist teacher and then assessor with Dyslexia Action which are as follows:

EITHER the Level 5 Pathway

A more practically based and flexible route requiring 2/3 hours of study a week for the pathway and then c10 hours of study a week for the L5 Diploma including teaching practice.

CPD or International Pathway
www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/awards-teachers-and-assistants
or 
Supporting Adults Pathway
www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/courses-fe-and-he-specialists 

then
Level 5 Specialist Teacher Training
Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy

Plus
Level 7 Specialist Teacher Assessor
Bridging Module and then:
Postgraduate Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy
 


OR the Level 7 Postgraduate Pathway

A demanding Master’s level route requiring c20 hours of study a week and considerable commitment. It is an intensive programme of study and practical specialist training

Level 7 Specialist Teaching Training
Postgraduate Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention

Plus
Level 7 Specialist Teacher Assessor Training
Postgraduate Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy
or 
Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy (The MA route)

All of our courses are delivered online and so there is no attendance required. We may be able to consider Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) but only where the course is directly comparable and included competency assessment of practical teaching and assessment. 

Please see below for information on the Level 5 Teaching Diploma and Level 7 Teaching Certificate.