Teaching Practising Certificate

The Teaching Practising Certificate (TPC.) recognises the value, skills and knowledge of those teachers engaged in Dyslexia/SpLD specialist teaching and tutoring and their commitment to best practice. Which includes a commitment to Continual Professional Development and to the B.D.A. Code of Ethics and Conduct It is available to Specialist Teachers who hold ATS/APS and/or AMBDA, or equivilant.

Applicants for a Teaching Practising Certificate must:

  • Hold ATS/APS or AMBDA status
  • Commit to Continual Professional Development
  • Submit CPD every three years
  • Commit to good Dyslexia Friendly practice
  • Adhere to the B.D.A. Code of Ethics and Conduct
  • Hold B.D.A. Full Professional Membership
  • Submit 2 letters of recomendation from appropriately qualified professionals
  • Renewal is every three years

Download the Teaching Practising Certificate Application Form

All applicants for a Teaching Practising Certificate must hold BDA Full Professional Membership (this is not the same as AMBDA) and maintain this membership during the period for which the TPC is valid. This is £68, paid annually by direct debit

To renew an existing Teaching Practising Certificate:

Download the Teaching Practising Certificate Renewal Form



Please make cheques payable to the British Dyslexia Association and include with your application. If you would like to pay by credit/debit card download the form, there is a £2.50 charge for this. All other options are on the downloadable forms. If your orgnaisaton is paying your fee, complete the invoice form and send with your application or email to accreditation.

Please note that payment is taken on receipt of application.

Contact Us

Accreditation, 8 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane, Bracknell RG12 7BW

E: accreditation@bdadyslexia.org.uk 

T: 01344 381560