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Level 2 Certificate in Special Education Needs and Disabilities (Free* if aged 19 or over)

This course provides a detailed understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), including equality and diversity in the context of SEND and relevant legislation and guidance. Learners explore how a person-centred approach can benefit individuals living with SEND, how SEND conditions affect learning and how to support those living with SEND and their families.

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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: 16
Hours: 4.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £724
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Course Information for Students

This qualification is aimed at anyone who wishes to develop an in-depth knowledge of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), particularly in order to progress into related employment in education or health and social care settings. Anyone who currently works in the education and health and social care sectors would also benefit from the course, as well as anyone with a personal need for – or interest in – developing a more detailed understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). 

You must be aged 19 or over to complete this course. *This course is free to those who are aged 19 and over. 

This course is split into five manageable units:
Unit 1: Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Unit 2: Understanding equality and diversity in the context of SEND
Unit 3: Principles of promoting a person-centred approach for individuals with SEND
Unit 4: Understanding SEND and learning
Unit 5: Living with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

You will learn online through distance learning.

You will need to be able to access a laptop.

You will be assessed through our online platform. 

You are able to complete another distance learning course with us or we have a wide range of other adult learning opportunities. 

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Course Information Last Updated On: January 11, 2024 9:55 am