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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.00

Start: 14/01/2020

Days / Times: Tuesday 16:00 to 18:00

Tuition (£): 724.00*

Concessions: 362.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Do you work with students with Specific Learning Difficulties?  Do you want to improve your understanding?  Are you fully aware of what is involved in supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties? 

This course will equip you with knowledge and understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties.  You will gain knowledge of their diagnosis and how to provide the most effective support.  The course can serve as an introduction to the subject or support the development of this type of knowledge.

The course is appropriate for a wide range of students who may be required to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subject area including, but not restricted to, those working within healthcare, social care and education contexts.

Similarly, teaching staff or anyone looking to build their knowledge of dyslexia and other learning difficulties will benefit from studying this course.

Entry requirements

All applicants must attend an information session/interview for further details, including how to apply.  The session will include an informal interview to discuss their qualifications, experience, motivation and aspirations.

You will need to:

  • Be committed to developing the highest standards of support for individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Have a progressive attitude and be open to differing perspectives on supporting Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Be willing to share understanding and knowledge with fellow students to enhance corporate learning experiences

All applicants are subject to approval and the course will only run with a minimum of 12 enrolments.

Course Content

Modules are:

  • 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: Understand Supporting Individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Unit 5: Understand the Context of Specific Learning Difficulties

How will I be assessed?

This qualification is assessed via the submission of a portfolio of evidence to support the knowledge gained in the mandatory units of study.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You will be equipped to improve the effectiveness with which you support students with Specific Learning Difficulties in your workplace or in their learning environment.

Further courses available are:

  • Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Assistants
  • Level 3 Diploma for Teaching Assistants

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Elizabeth Spinks

Elizabeth Spinks

Elizabeth takes big steps in small animal teaching

Former animal welfare degree student Elizabeth Spinks says Derby College has given her the opportunity to expand her career into teaching. Elizabeth, 26, used her qualification from the University of the West of England in a number of roles – educating animal lovers about cat care – but she felt she needed a more challenging job.

She answered a Derby College advertisement and landed a part-time teaching position which led to a full time post at Broomfield Hall. Elizabeth, from Mapperley, Nottinghamshire, teaches practical and theory in the care of small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and alpacas. Describing her job as half assessor-trainer/half lecturer, Elizabeth mainly teaches school leavers.

As part of her role she studied part-time after work in Education and Training at Levels 3 and 4 at the Roundhouse in Derby. She praised the motivational and mentoring skills of the lecturers and said the classes were always "relatable" to the workplace. Now Elizabeth is taking her PGCE teaching qualification, while covering for a lecturer on maternity leave. Her aim is to "keep improving" and possibly to progress to become a full-time lecturer.

The lecturers were really good. They kept me really interested, especially after teaching full-time all day, and then going in during the evening: I imagine it’s quite hard work to motivate people.


I found it very good, and really interesting and it definitely increased my confidence a lot for teaching. All the modules were relatable and all the activities were really well planned.

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