Training / Accreditation

The B.D.A. runs a variety of training courses and accredited Level programmes for education staff working with all ages and levels of learners, with the aim of helping them to better support students who have dyslexia and specific learning difficulties.

These courses are delivered in a number of ways, including:


Download a copy of our Training Brochure for Education Staff to find out more about the full range of training courses and accredited programmes that we offer

For those wishing to study a higher level accreditation in order to become a specialist teacher or dyslexia assessor, please visit the Professional Accreditation pages of the website, or click on "Professional Accreditation" in the navigation menu on the left of this page.

Open Training Courses

Our ever-popular open training courses provide teachers, T.A.s and other education staff with the knowledge and skills to support their dyslexic students. You can attend just one or two courses, or go on to build these into an accredited level 2 or 3 qualification.

Use the links below to find the dates and locations of our open courses. Please note that further dates will be added to these schedules throughout the year.

View our Terms and Conditions for Open Training course bookings.

Early Years

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Further Education

Higher Education

Onsite Training

For schools, colleges and other educational establishments we are able to offer all of our open training courses onsite at your establishment. This includes our accredited level 2 and 3 programmes. Onsite training offers great flexibility and convenience for you, as well as the opportunity to train a large number of your staff at a competitive cost.

To find out more, or to make a booking, please email or telephone 0333 405 4565.


Our eLearning site primarily has two functions:

  • as an online learning platform offering flexible study on a range of themes related to dyslexia awareness and support;
  • as an online resource base for delegates attending our open training courses, and those studying for our level 2 and level 3 accredited programmes.


We have recently launched a suite of online modules available for self-study.. To find out more, download a leaflet or contact:

To access our eLearning site visit:

SASC Accredited Training for Specialist Assessors

Our series of one day SASC Accredited CPD training courses are for Specialist Assessors. The first of these is “Psychometrical Assessment and Statistics in Context: An advanced refresher course for practitioners”.(SASC Accreditation of 5 hours CPD).

The next course dates are on September 25, 2015, and January 21, 2016. Both are in London and costs £150 per person or £130 for B.D.A. Professional Members.

To book email:

Music Learning and Dyslexia

This 3-day course will enable delegates to develop a practical understanding of how dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties affect music learning. For a more detailed outline of the course please download our course overview by following this link.

For further information, or to book, please email:

For more information on Music and Dyslexia, visit the Music and Dyslexia pages of our website.

Summer School for Teachers and T.A.s 2015

B.D.A. Training is pleased to offer two non-residential Summer School programmes for Teachers and T.A.s who are working with students under the age of 16 years.

Delegates can book to attend either five days training (level two) or all five days training (level three). Attendance at the workshops will be followed by the completion and submission of an assessed workbook.

Due to the popularity of our 2014 Summer School, in 2015 we will be offering three options as follows:

Dyslexia Awareness, Support and Screening
Central London
August 3 - 7, 2015

Accredited Level 2 (three days + workbook): £640 inc. £12 registration fee.
Accredited Level 3 (five days + workbook): £1000 inc. £12 registration fee.

Dyscalculia Awareness and Support

August 10 - 12, 2015

Accredited Level 2 (three days + workbook): £640 inc. £12 registration fee.

To register your interest in attending any of these programmes, or for further information, please email: