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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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Caroline Keeton

Caroline Keeton

Foundation degree is perfect stepping stone

Going to university simply wasn't an option when teaching assistant Caroline Keeton left school in the 1980s. But, more than 30 years on, the 51-year-old mum of two is about to start a top up degree course after completing a foundation degree in Children's and Young People's Services with Derby College. Caroline, who left school at 16 with just a handful of CSEs, discovered her interest in learning when she began work as a TA and took a course in childcare. Encouraged by how well she took to studying, she enrolled on a level 4 diploma at Derby College and a PTLS Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) course. Caroline – whose two adult daughters both studied for their A levels at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre – now plans to use her degree to enhance her current role at a Long Eaton primary School. Rather than train to be a teacher after graduation she wants to become more involved in educational research projects within the existing TA job she loves. Going to Derby College has given Caroline the self-belief she needed to go on to higher education.

She added: "Caroline Friel, our lecturer, played a major part in my decision, and that of other students on my course, to go on and get a degree.

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