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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

About the Roundhouse »

Laura Stevens

Laura Stevens

Diploma reminds teaching assistant Laura of her love of learning

Taking a diploma course via Derby College's Academy of Professional Education Training and Development, reminded teaching assistant Laura Stevens just how much she loves learning. Laura, a business studies and marketing graduate, used to work in marketing at a Derby-based medical firm, but decided to change career after having children.
 
She had always been interested in education so she started volunteering at her children's primary school in Quarndon – a role which led to a permanent job as a teaching assistant. On the recommendation of the school, Laura enrolled on the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools course at the Roundhouse and thoroughly enjoyed it.
 
Although fitting in study with raising her two children and working part-time was "a juggling act", Laura finds her new career very rewarding. It is, she says, the perfect choice for herself and her family, and Laura is now looking forward to studying for her Level 4 qualification.

My lecturer, Lynn was amazing – very friendly and supportive. Most of the people on my course were also parents with young families and our tutors understood the pressures we were under.


I loved studying – it was lovely to be back learning again – and I also liked learning with other people, who, like me, had taken a break and were now returning to work.


We set up our own WhatsApp group so we could help each other with our coursework. It’s a great course and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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