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 will I study?
- Understand specific learning difficulties
- Understand the effects of specific learning difficulties
- Understand the diagnosis of specific learning difficulties
- Understand supporting individuals with specific learning difficulties
- Understand the context of specific learning difficulties
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for anyone who enjoys studying independently and for those working within healthcare, social care and education contexts. It?s ideal for those who wish to develop their knowledge of dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
How is the course assessed?
The course is online, you will receive a login to our learning platform where you will find the interactive learning materials and the assessments. You will be given deadlines to complete and submit the work. You will receive detailed feedback on your work so that you can improve your skills as you progress through the qualification.
Your Study Programme
This course is ideal for people who like to learn independently and do not wish to come onto campus to study. The online portfolio of resources and assessment questions means that you can organise your study to be at a time/day to suit and from a location which is convenient. You will need to study for a minimum of 2-3 hrs per week and to finish the course within 10 weeks. Should you need help or support, your tutor will be contactable via email/phone.
Once you have started on the course and submitted your first unit, our team will review and mark your work promptly. Your tutor will provide regular feedback that will help you to improve your skills and knowledge. We will also keep in touch with you to make sure that you are continuing to make good progress through the course and to check to see if there are any additional support needs. In the unlikely event that you are unable to complete the course and need to withdraw there is a withdrawal fee of £100.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Learners who complete this course often choose to study another online distance course, mental health first aid and advocacy is a popular choice as it focuses on how organisations can use strategies to maintain and happy workforce.
At the end of your course, your tutor may suggest a suitable progression offer or you can contact the Enrolment Centre who to advise you on the options available.
We also have a careers team called Futures who are available via phone, email or in-person who can help to plan a career pathway for you.
Entry Requirements for new students
You should have been living in the UK for 3 years by the start of the course. You should be over 19+ by 31.08 in the academic year you wish to study.
If you are aged 19-23 you must hold a full Level 2 qualification and not currently be enrolled on an apprenticeship.
If you are Aged 24+ or above (and resident in the UK/EU for 3 years before the start date).
You will also need to have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection so that you can complete and submit your work on time, an email account that you regularly check and/or a phone so that we can keep in contact with you.
You need to pass a short English assessment which will be emailed to you for completion. You will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient time to study the qualification as it is expected that you will achieve within 6-10 weeks.
After you submit your application, you will receive a pre-course assessment form which we will ask you to complete and return to us. Your application will then be reviewed by our team and we will contact you to arrange the next steps.