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 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).

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.”

Our 2019 course is now fully subscribed.

Next year’s programme will require 600 hours participation/study activity between 18 February and 11 November 2020.  It will be delivered online but there will be a compulsory face-to-face workshop component during the July school holidays.

More details are available here

SPELD NZ scholarships may be available for teachers in some parts of New Zealand.


For further information, please call 0800 773 536 or email