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Accredited Level 5 - Certificate in Dyslexia; Literacy, Support and Intervention (Jan 23 cohort onwards)


From £2250



Candidates will need to complete and submit an Application Form prior to booking.

There are three intakes per year - September, January, and April - and you will need to book your place on the course.

Applications for September 2022 intake is now full, so we are now taking applications for January 2023.

Cost of the course is increasing to £2250, this will effect any persons applying for January 2023 onwards.

From 1st April 2021 our Level 5 course will no longer include supporting modules.

Who is this suitable for?

The BDA Level 5 Certificate in Dyslexia; Literacy, Support and Intervention provides training for individuals who have a professional interest in dyslexia for them to become informed practitioners and teachers. The course is flexible and can be undertaken part time, through online learning.

It is of particular benefit to:

  • Teachers of any educational level;
  • Tutors and support staff in Further Education and other adult learning settings;
  • Support staff in Higher Education (this course meets the requirements for DSA support workers though you will need to be a member of a Professional Body such as BDA);
  • Teaching Assistants;
  • Speech and Language therapists;
  • Occupational Therapists with relevant experience.

What is the qualification?

This Level 5 certificate holds BDA Approved Teacher/Approved Practitioner (BDA ATS/APS) accreditation. This means that candidates who have successfully passed the Level 5 certificate can apply to the BDA for ATS or APS status and professional membership.

Entry Requirements

The BDA is committed to widening participation and, as such, has an open policy to its courses. However, candidates will be expected to have a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English and at least two years’ recent and relevant experience in an educational setting.

Applicants who do not fulfil all the requirements above may be considered for 'special entry' if they can demonstrate other relevant academic and/or professional experience. Such applicants are advised to apply in the first instance and fully explain their experience in their application statement

Please note: you will have access to the course for a period of 12 months from your start date.

The course module will automatically expire 12 months after it has been loaded to your account. Should you need to extend this timeline, please liaise directly with your allocated tutor; who will advise you of the process to apply and pay for extension.

All prices correct at the time of publication. All prices are subject to change.

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