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Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention for Dyslexia and Literacy

The Dyslexia Action Professional Teaching Certificate 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.

The Dyslexia Action Professional Teaching Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy is appropriate for a wide range of professional teachers and specialists including:

  • Qualified teachers at all key stages
  • Special educational needs teachers and co-ordinators (SENCOs)
  • Tutors and support staff in Further and Higher Education and other adult educational settings
  • Psychologists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Occupational therapists with relevant experience

Why do this course?

  • The Certificate course is for those who wish to study at Master's level to become a specialist teacher of dyslexia/SpLD and gain university credits
  • The course comprises three modules (A, B and C) which explore current research in dyslexia and
    co-occurring difficulties; the principles and practice of the psychometric assessment process and the theoretical framework that informs the effective support of learners with dyslexia and/or other literacy difficulties
  • All practitioners train using the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP)

How many credits is it worth?

60 Level 7* Credits

This course delivered by Dyslexia Action Training can lead to the award of credit points by Middlesex University. This course does not result in the award of a Middlesex qualification. The credits can be used as part of a pathway to a Middlesex University MA.

*For each academic qualification you achieve, you earn course credits. The number of course credits reflects the study time required to complete a course and the credit levels indicate the complexity and depth of learning you can expect on the course.

Course Accrediting Bodies

  • Middlesex University London for level 7 credit points (see above)
  • British Dyslexia Association for specialist teaching and specialist assessment
  • SpLD Assessment Standards Committee for the Assessment Practising Certificate (SASC) for Specialist Teacher Assessors

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

How long is the course and when can I start?

The course generally takes around three and a half terms to complete, part time. You can start in January, April/May and September.

Information to read BEFORE applying

How can I apply?

Please Download and complete the application form then send it to

Entry April 2018: Apply by 4th March 2018
Entry Sept 2018: Apply by July 2018
Entry Jan 2019: Apply by Nov 2018

Contact us

For further information please email: or call 01784-222304.