Dyslexia Guild members are eligible for designatory letters in recognition of their qualifications and professional status.
Our membership grades are as follows:
Affiliate Members are working or studying in a relevant educational setting and are gaining suitable experience in the field of dyslexia/SpLD. They do not have designatory letters after their name. This grade is not suitable for DSA-QAG members, see Associate FE/HE.
Associate Members are professional members and specialist teachers with a level 5 or level 7 teaching qualification in dyslexia/SpLD.
Associate Members (ADG FE/HE) are professional members and support tutors in Further and Higher Education.
They have gained membership through Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) and hold qualifications relevant to student support for DSA-QAG, Non-Medical Helpers (NMH) Band 4 Study skills.
Those who have this level of membership should hold or are expected to work towards gaining the Level 5 Certificate – Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DACRT56) or equivalent.
For further information and how to apply for this membership please see: DSA-QAG NMH Study Skills Membership Criteria
Members (MDG) are professional members and specialist teacher assessors with a level 7 specialist teacher/assessor qualification in dyslexia/SpLD.
Fellows (FDG) are professional members and specialist teacher/assessors with a level 7 specialist teacher/assessor qualification in dyslexia/SpLD. They hold a minimum of 7 years of specialist teaching and 4 years of specialist assessment experience in dyslexia/SpLD.
Please note: Neither Group or Business Affiliate schemes are suitable for APC holders or DSA-QAG NMH members.
Assignment of designatory letters
Current Guild member and need to update your qualifications?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
For further information please email us or telephone 01784-222342.