Level 5 The Dyslexia Award: Specialist in Group Interventions for Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties

At Dyslexia Matters® we are friendly, caring, approachable team, and our mission is to help people with specific learning difficulties and those who work with them.

When you train with us you will experience a warm and supportive learning environment and receive generous assessor input while gaining up to date, practical knowledge and access to online resources  placing you at the cutting edge of Dyslexia.

The Dyslexia Award is a short practical training programme, focusing on understanding and supporting groups of learners with dyslexia and/or specific learning difficulties taught through a range of videos, cartoons, activities and power points. It was developed in response to demand from teaching assistants/teachers/SENDCos for a shorter course on dyslexia to be available as an alternative to the Level 5 Specialist Teacher Diploma.

This online course and assessed tasks will take approximately 120 hours to complete over 6 – 9 months and will give the candidates 12 Level 5 credits.
Who can attend?

Teachers, HLTAs, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and those with a level 3 qualification or higher looking for a new career.


1. Online - £650 - £900 +VAT (often refundable for most schools and colleges)

Candidates study on their own with the support of a remote tutor.

Option A: OCN Level 5 Award Qualification - £900 +VAT

(+VAT- refundable for most schools/colleges/charities).

i)The course comprises 12 credits of on-line learning, complete with online assessment.  It offers an interactive experience, the content of which is delivered through:

•  Reading materials/resources

•  Lectures

•  PowerPoints

•  Videos

•  Demonstration lessons

•  Cartoons

ii) Candidates can work at their own pace and are welcome to repeat any lectures needing consolidation.

iii) Candidates are further supported by a personal tutor, who will provide individual feedback to give advice on how to extend or improve practice, challenge candidates’ thinking, or to offer additional opportunities for reflection.

Option B: Level 5 Award Continued Professional Development (CPD) with Dyslexia Matters Certificate - £650

Start Dates

September 2018
January 2019
April 2019
June 2019
To book your place on this course please complete the application form.