Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy
The Dyslexia Action Professional Teaching Certificate/Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy is a unique and prestigious programme at Master’s level 7 that provides the training for qualified teachers to become informed practitioners and specialist teachers. The courses are modular and flexible and are undertaken part-time, through online learning.
A Degree (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education honours degree) plus Qualified Teacher Status (QTS or QTLS) plus recent and relevant teaching experience.
A Degree (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education honours degree) plus recent and relevant professional experience e.g. further or higher education support, employment support, independent school teaching or psychology or occupational/ speech and language therapy.
Currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners with literacy difficulties, dyslexia, or other specific learning difficulties.
- Excellent spoken and written English
IELTS 7 for applicants with English as a Second Language
For further information see the IELTS website ielts.org
Applicants who do not fulfill all the requirements above may be considered for ‘special entry’ if they can demonstrate other relevant academic and professional experience. Such applicants are advised to apply in the first instance and fully explain their experience in their application statement.
You can only refer to yourself as a specialist teacher if you already hold a teaching qualification.
If you do not hold a degree you may be interested in our Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61). CPD Pathway route please note it is not necessary to complete the Level 5 Teaching route before moving to Level 7 Teaching Certificate.
The Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy comprises three modules (A, B and C) at level 7 which provide training as a specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner (you must complete the modules in the sequence given) gaining 60 credits towards a Master’s level qualification with Middlesex University London. There is more information about each module here.
Once you have completed and passed Modules A, B, and C you will be a specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner. To become a fully qualified assessor of dyslexia/SpLD you should continue your studies and complete Modules D and E. Completion of Modules A, B, C, D and E (100 credits) will allow you to apply for an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC).
If you already hold a Level 5 SpLD Diploma or Level 7 SpLD Certificate and have at least two years recent and relevant teaching or learning support experience in dyslexia/literacy support setting you may be considered for direct entry onto our Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy Modules Bridge, B, D & E (60 credits)*
- Looking to gain the MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy you would need to complete Modules A, B, C, D, E, and F (120 credits) and then complete the Enquiry-based SEND Practice Module (60 credits) with Real Training.
*please read our APL document before applying Accreditation of Prior Learning 2019-2020
The Postgraduate Level programmes delivered by Dyslexia Action Training can lead to the award of credit points, as indicated, by Middlesex University.
The Dyslexia Action Professional Programme is eligible for Associate Membership (ADG) of The Dyslexia Guild. and accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for specialist teachers (ATS/APS).
Fees and payment
Fees for the Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia course are payable by module, one at a time, and must be paid in full before the start of the module or you will be referred to the next available start date
Pay Online at the time of module registration (UK and Overseas):
* Please note there is a Pay later fee of £25 +VAT for those choosing not to pay online at the time of registration. All monies must be received before the start of the modules.
Join the course
Please visit this page and follow the instructions in the 'How to apply' section.
- Entry 1st Sept 2020: final call for applications – apply by 31 July
- Entry Jan 2021: Apply by Nov 2020 applications will open August 2020.
- Entry April 2021: Apply by Feb 2021 applications will open December 2020.
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