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.

Primary Schools and Staff

Secondary Schools and Staff

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.



The B.D.A. is very excited to be developing a range of e-learning courses to complement our current training provision, which will allow us to help train individuals in dyslexia awareness without the need for them to attend a face-to-face training day. We hope that these courses will be made available later on this year, so please keep checking back to see what is new on the site.

The site is also used as an online resource base for delegates attending our open training courses, and those studying for our level 2 and level 3 accredited programmes.

To access our e-learning site visit

When you arrive at the site, you can create a user account for yourself by clicking on the "Login" icon in the top right-hand corner. This will allow you access to some of the free information and resources found on the site.

If you should experience any persistent problems with accessing the e-learning site, please contact the B.D.A. Training Department at


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 further information, or to book, please email:


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: