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Where will this course lead?

Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. As this affects around 15% of people, it is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education, to have knowledge of different learning difficulties. The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with knowledge of a range of specific learning difficulties, such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. The course is aimed at learners looking to improve their understanding and awareness of the below key topics, especially those working in healthcare, social care and education.

What will I study?

· The characteristics of ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and dyscalculia

· How specific learning difficulties can affect children and adults in different ways

· The importance of early diagnosis

· The various assessment methods available to diagnose specific learning difficulties

· How individuals can be supported to gain, start and continue with study and employment

How will this course be delivered?

8 weeks distance learning (2 assessments)

What qualifications will I get?

Level 2 Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be marked by an allocated tutor who will provide you with detailed feedback. You will be assessed against criteria where all learning outcomes of the course have to be covered; your tutor will give you guidance for this.

How do I get a place on the course?

Register your interest and we will contact you with a date for enrolment, or contact 01789 266245 / professionals@stratford.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

No specific entry requirements, but an initial assessment will be completed at enrolment.

What else do I need to know?

You must be aged 19+ and have lived within the European Economic Area (EEA) for at least 3 years. You must be based in England; however, some post code exclusions apply - Please enquire for confirmation of eligibility. In addition to this, please note that participants cannot be currently enrolled on an apprenticeship or higher education training programme.

These courses are fully funded at zero cost unless they are not completed and learning materials are retained by the learner; please note that in these circumstances, there is a £125 fee.

What can I do after this course?

Could progress to:
• Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
• Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
• Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Level 2 and 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce

Relevant employment:
- Healthcare
- Education
- Social Care
 

Location

Stratford-upon-Avon College

Start Date

Various

Day

Various

Time

TBC

Course Fee

Free

Course Code

DLAUA132OCP0

Study Mode

Distance Learning