The OCR Level 5 class will run this year 2017/18 – starting in November 2017. Teacher training application forms can be downloaded via the link below – please complete this and either email or post it back to using the details on the contact page.

The application form is now downloadable here:


What is OCR SpLD?

The OCR Level5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) has been developed to recognise candidates’ skills, knowledge and understanding of the Special Educational  Needs sector and their ability to deliver effective teaching sessions to learners with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) affecting literacy and numeracy.

The qualification aims to develop candidates’ skills and knowledge and to recognise their achievements in a practical way that is relevant to the work context. It is anticipated that much of the practical evidence required to meet the assessment requirements of the qualifications will be naturally occurring.

These qualifications have been accepted by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Authority (QCDA) for inclusion in the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).


Who are the qualifications for?

The Level 5 Diploma is designed primarily to provide a route for continued professional development for teachers working with learners with specific learning difficulties in literacy and numeracy acquisition. These difficulties may also affect communication and interaction.

The qualification would be appropriate for teachers and other professionals working within one phase of educational provision – primary, secondary or adult (post-16), who support learners experiencing significant difficulties with the acquisition and development of literacy and (basic) numeracy skills.

The target group is likely to include:

• Classroom teachers and learning support staff in schools

• Learning support tutors and trainers in FE and/or basic skills  training

• Qualified teachers who work as independent practitioners

• Learning support tutors in HE institutions

• Speech and Language Therapists and other health professionals working in an educational setting

• Chartered/graduate psychologists

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