Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

This is a Distance Learning course, so there is no need to attend College.

This course will be delivered online or paperbased over 16-20 weeks.  Guided learning hours: 129.

Who is the course for?

This qualification aims to give learners knowledge of different specific learning difficulties , how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported.  The qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subject area.

What does the course involve?

Unit 1

Understand Specific Learning Difficulties 

Section 1:  Understand the range and characteristics of Specific Learning Difficulties 

Section 2: Understand the nature of Specific Learning Difficulties 

Unit 2

Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties 

Section 1: Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties 

Section 2: Understand the strengths and barriers faced by individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties 

Unit 3

Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties 

Section 1: Understand the importance of seeking a formal diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties 

Section 2: Understand the process of diagnosing Specific Learning Difficulties 

Unit 4

Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties 

Section 1: Understand how support for individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties  can be provided in different settings

Section 2: Understand how individualised support is provided

Unit 5

Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties 

 Section 1: Understand how attitudes, legislation and services related to Specific Learning Difficulties  have changed over time

Section 2: Understand legislation in relation to Specific Learning Difficulties 

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/16
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • Must currently reside in England
  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above (i.e. QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2) 

Or

  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain work. 

*An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the course.

What are the assessment methods?

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence learning.  A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

What are the College attendance requirements?

As this is a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend college.

Awarding Body

NCFE CACHE

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