Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
With approximately 15% of people being affected by Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs), it is important for individuals to develop their understanding of what SpLDs are and how they can affect the lives of those impacted by them. From dyslexia and dyscalculia to ADHD and DCD, there are many types of SpLD and some people are affected by more than one.
This qualification aims to give you a knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. You will look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) / Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyscalculia. You will also learn about the relevant legislation, policies and guidance.
Units covered in this programme include:
– Understand Specific Learning Difficulties
In this unit you will gain an understanding of what is meant by Specific Learning Difficulties. You will research the characteristics of different difficulties and co-occurring conditions. You will also gain an understanding of common misconceptions and how the difficulty is a lifelong condition.
– Understand the range and characteristics of Specific Learning Difficulties
– Understand the nature of Specific Learning Difficulties
– Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
In this next unit you will gain an understanding of how Specific Learning Difficulties affect an individual’s life and those of others. You will also understand how the attitudes of others can impact the individual. You will identify the strengths and barriers an individual may experience and how this can impact them.
– Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
In unit three you will understand the importance of gaining an early diagnosis and the impact of delayed or non-diagnosis. You will also investigate the diagnosis process and the professionals involved.
– Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
In this unit you will understand how to support an individual with a Specific Learning Difficulty in different settings. You will gain an understanding of different coping strategies and assistive technology (AT) that can be used to support an individual. You will also understand the roles of professionals in providing support.
– Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties
In this final unit you will understand how attitudes, legislation and services have evolved over time to support individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties. You will outline relevant legislation, polices and guidance and understand how these are implemented to support individuals.
Each unit is assessed through short answer questions of at least one paragraph. Assessments are completed online via our online assessment platform or you can request the paper-based assessments that you will need to post back to us.
You must be over 19 and have been resident in the UK for at least three years.
Aged 19 – 23 must hold a full Level 2 qualification.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge based qualification and therefore a good level of literacy, reading and writing is essential.
You can enrol onto other Level 2 subject specific qualifications or progress onto higher level courses.
Facilities and resources
For learners wishing to study fully online, full details on how to access the platform will be emailed after your induction call.
For those requesting workbooks with online assessments, your books will be posted to you after your induction call. Once you have received these you will be emailed full details to access the platform.
If you want to complete paper-based assessments you will have the option to request these when you enrol.
Q: How long will this course take to complete?
A: This is a distance / home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you within a 16 week period. A subject specialist tutor will be allocated to you and you can email them should you have any questions relating to your course. It is important that you can work independently and be dedicated to set time aside each week for your studies, we recommend that you allow a minimum of 8 to 10 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD – Continuing Professional Development.
Q: How much does this course cost?
A: There is no cost for this qualification. However, if you do not complete your course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason there will be a charge of £125.
Q: How do I apply?
A: To apply for this course click the Apply Now button or for further information call our Distance Learning Team on 01271 852354 or email email@example.com
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