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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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Kerry Armstrong

Kerry Armstrong

PGCE is springboard into full-time teaching job for PE teacher Kerry

Studying for her PGCE at Derby College has been the springboard PE teacher Kerry Armstrong needed to get her first job in teaching.   Named an "Outstanding" student by her College lecturers, she is taking up her new full-time role at City of Derby Academy in Sinfin this September.  
 
Kerry, who has a degree in Sports Development and Coaching from Sheffield Hallam University, has been working as a curriculum support assistant at Springwell Community College in Chesterfield.  
 
This part-time role served as the starting point she required to access the two-year part-time PGCE course at the Roundhouse. Kerry, who is 25, could have taken a full-time PGCE course neared to her home in Sheffield, but she's pleased she chose Derby College.  
 
She was assessed as outstanding for her teaching across the professional standards, based on observations by her mentor and tutor on her ability to teach. Kerry, who plays at centre-half for a local football team in her spare time, is looking forward to starting her new teaching job. She said: "I'm a bit nervous about it but excited at the same time."

The facilities at the Roundhouse are really good and so was the standard of teaching. As I'd expected, the PGCE was quite difficult as it is a bit like doing a Masters. Everything was well explained by our lecturers, though, and you knew where to go for help if there was anything that you weren't sure about.

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