Who are these courses suitable for?

Dyslexia Action online Continuing Professional Development courses have been designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of teachers, teaching assistants, tutors and learning support staff in the UK and overseas.  

You can opt to study individual Units or Awards which are made up of three Units. These can then be combined to one of three pathways to gain a Certificate.  Applicants should be:

  • Qualified classroom teachers, teaching or learning support assistants and be currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in the UK or internationally
  • Qualified to at least level 3 (‘A’ level) on the UK qualifications framework or have other equivalent qualifications and relevant experience. Teaching assistants must be mentored by a qualified teaching professional whilst on the course.

Full entry requirements and all related information can be found in the CPD syllabus (1 of 2) in the downloads section below. If you are working with Adults in the UK or Overseas please click here.

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.

Both of the Certificate courses below provide a pathway to the Level 5 Strategic Teaching Certificate (DACRT60) click here for further information.

CPD Pathway to the Certificate in Supporting Literacy in Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT51) 
This certificate is made up of two awards each comprising three units:

CPD Pathway to the Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT57) 

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 and 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 of our course including entry requirements, fees and other important information you may need before applying

When can I start and how do I apply?

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

Please click on one of the Award (boxes) below to book an Award and once on this page you can then click at the top if you wish to book individual Units.


Our CPD programme and its Units are accredited by The CPD Standards Office.

Accredited by The CPD Standards Office




“Excellent well structured and supported courses! Thank you!”

"The support offered here is excellent, the tutors are always available to help and I would highly recommend you study with Dyslexia Action"

“This is an excellent short CPD course for me and I have enjoyed every single minute of it. I am very pleased that the course run during the summer period, as this is the only time I can do any course to improve my skills. The tutors are very supportive.”

“The course provided a practical solution to CPD when other courses were impossible due to cost, time and location”

Contact us

For further information please email us or call 01784 222304

Teacher and child learner with dyslexia

Perspectives on Dyslexia - DAAWD51

Level 4 Award consisting of three units