Who are these Courses Suitable for?

Dyslexia Action online Continuing Professional Development courses have been designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of tutors and learning support staff, teachers and teaching assistants in the UK and overseas.  You can opt to study individual Units or Awards which are made up of three Units. Two Awards are combined to form a Certificate.  Applicants should be:

  • Qualified and/or experienced tutors, study skills tutors or learning support staff, teachers or teaching assistants and be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in the UK or internationally.
  • Be qualified to at least level 3 (‘A’ level) on the UK qualifications framework or have other equivalent qualifications and relevant experience. 

Full entry requirements and all related information can be found in the CPD syllabus (1 of 2) in the downloads section below.

How the courses work

Study either 3 individual Units for each Award or book all 3 Units at the same time and make a saving of £30. Full fees are given in the downloadable syllabus below.

The CPD Pathway to the Certificate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DACRT56) is made up of two Awards:

The Certificate course also provides a pathway to the Level 5 Strategic Teaching Diploma (DADIP61) click here for further information.

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

The courses are 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 attendance. Tutor support is offered online throughout the duration of the induction and 6 week course.  


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

DfE NMH Requirements

Did you know that as part of the new requirements for Study Support Tutors (Non-Medical Helpers) we may accept qualified and experienced study skills tutors into professional membership based on Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL). Further information can be found under Membership Grades click here. This Certificate course is a suitable qualification for DfE approved Professional Membership eligibility.


Our CPD programme is accredited by The CPD Standards Office.

Accredited by The CPD Standards Office



When can I start and how do I apply?

  • Courses run six times a year in September, November, January, March, May and July

Contact us

For further information please email us or call 01784 222304