People with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities often suffer years of failure and despondency at school. You could be the one to nurture them to success.

This mainly online, Level 5 programme (NZQA-approved) is the pathway for those interested in becoming a SPELD NZ Teacher. It is also open to others who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise in teaching, or learning about, people with specific learning disabilities (SLD).

Enrolments for 2020 are now closed. However we welcome interest in our 2021 programme.  See more details below.

NZ Certificate in Teaching Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities

What is it like to be a SPELD NZ Teacher?

Classroom teacher and SENCO, Sarah McIntyre, describes how SPELD NZ training has brought enormous benefits to her school.

“The most informative and positive experience I have ever had in my teaching career of 15 years.”

The 2021 programme will require 600 hours participation/study activity between February and November (dates TBC) .  It will be delivered online but there will be a compulsory face-to-face workshop component during school holidays in July.

We recommend allocating (on average) 16 hours per week to complete the programme.

Read the programme overview here

The total cost of the programme TBC.  (The 2020 programme was $3,000 including GST.)

SPELD NZ scholarships may be available in some parts of New Zealand for those who intend to become registered SPELD NZ Teachers.

For all inquiries, please email nationaloffice@speld.org.nz or call 0800 773 536 Ext 3.