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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 (£): 0.00*

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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Catherine Connolly

Catherine Connolly

PGCE was “best thing” for Derby College English teacher Catherine

Former teaching assistant Catherine Connolly says qualifying as a teacher with Derby College has allowed her to work smarter, with more flexibility and on better pay.  
 
A puppeteer and performer, Catherine, 52, said signing up for DCG’s part-time Post 14/19 Level 7 PGCE was the “best thing I have ever done.”  
 
She now works three days a week for DCG, teaching English Functional Skills to adults. Catherine has upskilled from a specialist teaching assistant role at an independent school for alternative provision. She hopes to have a better work life balance, with more time for her puppetry.  
 
After school Catherine took a BA Hons Degree in English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia. She also discovered the world of puppetry and performance, enjoying it so much that she followed it as a career. For many years Catherine went into schools and other venues as a creative practitioner.  
 
Catherine liked working in schools and with the arrival of austerity impacting on her puppetry work, she became a teaching assistant, initially on supply. She realised she needed to upskill as a mature student to progress and after much consideration bit the bullet and signed up for her PGCE. Catherine landed her job having just finished her course.  
 
She said: “It’s a massive change to work with adults, but I’m enjoying it. I’m telling everyone, get your PGCE!  I’ve upskilled myself and I’ve got more time now to get involved in puppetry, fingers crossed. It’s an increase in salary, which is important. It’s given me the opportunity to work less and work smarter. I don’t want to be a principal or anything, but I do want to have that flexibility.”

Without the college, I wouldn’t have got where I am.

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