The Dyslexia Guild has a clearly defined membership grade for Study Skills Support Tutors which is Associate Member Further and Higher Education (ADG FE/HE). Associate Membership is normally awarded to professional members and specialist teachers who hold a level 5 or level 7 specialist teaching qualification in dyslexia/SpLD.
In order to meet the criteria for this membership grade applicants must meet the Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) criteria which comprise of:
Applicants who do not meet all of these criteria may apply but should expect to work towards achieving the Level 5 Certificate in Supporting Adults within a specified time period. This qualification comprises 6 units each of 30 hours of study/2 Awards. In the first instance, APEL applicants may be asked to complete at least 3 units of this qualification before membership is granted and will then be expected to complete the remaining 3 units within the next two years.
Annual Membership will be terminated where applicants do not achieve the required qualification or an equivalent award such as a level 5 or level 7 specialist SpLD teaching qualification within three years of being offered an APEL membership route.
a) Scan/copy of your degree certificate(s)
b) Scan/copy of your PGCE/QTS certificate(s)
c) Scan/copy of your relevant certificates in the field of student/study skills support
d) Copy of an up to date CV