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A Level 5 teacher training course at Fairley House School expands your knowledge, expands your professional network and boosts your career prospects in ways you may have never thought possible.

Don’t just take our word for it. Read some of the testimonials from delighted (and rightly proud) Level 5 graduates below.


OCR 5 has changed my life and has allowed me to pursue a teaching career that suits my lifestyle and my family, while benefiting the greatest number of learners possible

I felt my tutor was exemplary and went above and beyond. Overall, one very happy customer and it is one of the best things I have done.

What does Level 5 involve?

The Level 5 course trains teachers to assess children with literacy and numeracy difficulties, and to design teaching programmes based on diagnostic skills and techniques we will teach you over the duration of the course.

The majority of lectures are delivered by the Course Director, Phil Wain with assistance from Joan Cameron (specialist teacher and ex-SENCo at Fairley House School). There are weekly lectures and seminars and a team of tutors provide regular feedback to all submitted work.  

The year long course involves weekly after school sessions (16:30 – 19:00), 20 hours of guided teaching with two learners with SpLD, an assessed essay and final presentation.

Read more about our Course Director at the link below.




The course was well organised, and the timing and pacing helped me manage working full-time and meet the course deadlines. My tutor was perceptive and encouraging throughout the year. 


The organisation of the course was excellent, particularly the week-by-week breakdown that enabled me to balance and organise my life. 


As a teacher of learners with SpLD, I found all the information given in the course, as well as the research I did as part of the course, extremely interesting and helpful. Since completing the OCR, I have found my lessons are reflecting the work I did for the course. 


The course has improved my understanding of the challenges facing children with SpLD and how best to support them. 


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London’s leading day school for children with specific learning differences

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