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Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

By completing this course, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties. The units and topics included are ideal for learners who are looking to support individuals with SpLDs in any environment, be it at home, in the workplace or in schools.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 12
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Distance Learning

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Course Information for Students

This course is ideal for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties. This could include teaching staff who wish to further their understanding of dyslexia, ADHD and other Specific Learning Difficulties, as well as employers who are looking for ways to support their workforce.

You need a good level of English – both reading and written 

This course is split into five manageable units:
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

Studying via distance learning means learners can choose when and where they study, ensuring that they receive all of the support they require throughout the course in the form of a personal tutor.

You need access to a laptop and the Internet. 

Our elearning platform is engaging and interactive, keeping you focused on your learning at all times.

You could progress to other courses such as the:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Retail Operations
  • Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism 


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Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 10, 2022 4:45 pm