Is this the course for you?
With approximately 15% of people being affected by Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs), it is important to develop our 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 nationally-recognised qualification will help you to identify ways of supporting individuals with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties in any environment, be it at home, in the workplace, or in an educational setting.
Whether you are looking to take your first steps towards a rewarding career in a teaching or support-based role, would like to develop specialist skills for your current educational position, or would simply like to better understand SpLDs for personal reasons, this course can give you the knowledge and confidence to achieve your goals.
This is an online course taught over 5-10 weeks, meaning you can choose when and where you study. It offers you the flexibility to fit your studies around your existing work, training, or home-life commitments, whilst achieving agreed deadlines set by you and your tutor.
What experience and skills will you gain?
You will study the following units:
- Unit 1: Understand Specific Learning Difficulties
- Unit 2: Understand the Effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
- Unit 3: Understand the Diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
- Unit 4: Understanding Supporting Individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
- Unit 5: Understand the Context of Specific Learning Difficulties
What do you need to apply?
4 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade D or 3 or above, or Level 1 vocational qualification, or Level 1 qualification in English.
Additional Information: If you do not hold a suitable Level 1 qualification, or cannot provide evidence of one, you may still be able to enrol on this course following an initial assessment to test your level of literacy in English.
How will you be assessed?
This course can be completed fully online, or via paper-based learning. Both options are assessed via online tests and assessments.
Where can this course take you?
This course is suitable if you are already working in a teaching, assistant, or supervisory capacity in an educational setting; are looking to find employment in a number of teaching-based roles; are an employer looking for ways to support your workforce; or would like to further your understanding of dyslexia, ADHD, and other Specific Learning Difficulties for personal reasons. It can also give you the opportunity to increase your career options through further study.
After successfully passing the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties, you may wish to consider progressing on to one of the following Level 3 courses to expand your knowledge and skills:
- Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (NCFE CACHE)
- Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (NCFE CACHE)
- Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care (BTEC)
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (BTEC)