Childcare & Early Years Education

Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties - N113

Off Site Part Time Level 2 Duration 12 weeks

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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 course will help to identify ways of supporting individuals with SpLDs. By completing the course, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties. The units and topics included are ideal for learners who are looking to support individuals with SpLDs in any environment, be it at home, in the workplace, or in schools.

Course Details

Unit 1: Understand specific learning difficulties In this unit, you will learn about the range and characteristics of specific learning difficulties, as well as the nature of them. Unit 2: Understand the effects of specific learning difficulties Within this unit, you will discover the effects of specific learning difficulties, as well as the strengths and barriers faced by individuals with them. Unit 3: Understand the diagnosis of specific learning difficulties In this unit, you will learn about the importance of seeking a formal diagnosis of specific learning difficulties and the process of diagnosing specific learning difficulties. Unit 4: Understanding supporting individuals with specific learning difficulties This unit will inform you of how support for individuals with specific learning difficulties can be provided in different settings and how individualised support is provided. Unit 5: Understand the context of specific learning difficulties In this unit, you will learn about how attitudes, legislation and services related to specific learning difficulties have changed over time. They will also learn to understand legislation in relation to specific learning difficulties.

Entry Guidelines
  • Minimum of English Functional Skills level 1 or GCSE Grade D/3 or above
  • Equipment Required
  • As this course is all online you will require a device to access online learning and complete assessments.
  • Assessment Method

    Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. The Skills Network is committed to ensuring that learners receive all of the support they require throughout the course in the form of online learning resources a Trainer assessor and support advisor. All of our award-winning, learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times. Online learning materials with online assessment

    Additional Information
    • You will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
    • Learn from your own home, in your own time
    • Get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
    • Receive subject-specialist online resources and support from a Trainer Assessor and access to a Support Advisor for everyday queries
    • Funding available — speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.
    Where can I progress to?

    Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problem Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

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    Fee : £299.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.

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