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Member (MDG) of The Dyslexia Guild


Members hold the Guild designatory letters MDG (Member of The Dyslexia Guild). Members will commit to the Dyslexia Guild Code of Practice and will have met the following criteria.


Will hold:

  • a Level 7 (UK HE Framework) Postgraduate literacy Certificate and literacy Diploma in Dyslexia/SpLD that confers qualified specialist teacher/assessor status plus
  • a degree, or equivalent comparable qualification, from a recognised UK or International educational establishment.

Specialist assessor qualifications should have been accredited at level 7 by the BDA and/or the SpLD Assessment Steering Committee (SASC) or a suitable equivalent in the case of international applicants.

Educational Experience

Will have:

  • at least four years of referenced full time equivalent experience as a qualified teacher, or HE/FE support assistant or other relevant professional role (e.g Speech and Language Therapist or Educational Psychologist)
  • at least one year of referenced full time equivalent experience as a qualified specialist literacy assessor in mainstream education or HE/FE support settings.
  • hold an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) where required by their role.

Equivalence on the Literacy and Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Professional Development Framework

Stage 5 Specialist Complex.

Example roles

Specialist Teacher/Assessor; Advisory Specialist Teacher/Assessor; Postgraduate or CPD Tutor dyslexia/SpLD

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Will provide evidence on request of an ongoing commitment to their personal professional development through recent and relevant CPD
  • Will ensure that their assessment practice is informed by recent and relevant CPD that will update their professional knowledge and application in a professional context.

Member benefits

All of the following benefits are included in your annual membership fee:

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