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How to become a specialist teacher

Specialist teachers are qualified to conduct informal, curriculum-based assessments and deliver specialist teaching programmes to learners with dyslexia up to and including 18 years of age.

To become a specialist teacher, you need to successfully complete a Level 5 or Level 7 Approved Teacher Status (ATS) accredited course or equivalent.

Once you have completed this training, you can apply for Approved Teacher Status (ATS) with the BDA. For more information see ATS page.

See the specialist teacher pathway (pdf)