Special Education Needs and Disability

This qualification is aimed at anyone seeking to improve their knowledge of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), either for personal or professional reasons.

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  • For Learners Aged 19+

    Learners must be currently living in England, and been in the UK/EU for at least 3 years

  • Course Duration

    8-12 weeks average course length

  • Fully-funded

    Free online course - Start now!

  • 100% Online

    Learn from the security of your own home

  • Expert Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • For Learners Aged 19+

    Learners must be currently living in England, and been in the UK/EU for at least 3 years

  • Course Duration

    8-12 weeks average course length

Accredited by Training Qualifications UK. Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

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Overview of Special Education Needs and Disability

What you will learn

Learners will consider many aspects of SEND, including the symptoms of specific conditions, legislation and guidance applicable to individuals with SEND and how such conditions affect individuals in daily life.

Course units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Special Education Needs and Disability, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units.

Section 1: Understand the different conditions categorised as SEND conditions
Section 2: Understand different models of disabilities
Section 3: Understand how the rights and support available to those with a conditions categorised as SEND have changed over time.

 

Unit 1 summary:

In this unit, learners will explore a range of SEND conditions and the causes of these, as well as the social and medical models of disability. They will also learn about barriers that individuals with SEND might face and positive changes that have occurred over time in relation to SEND.

Section 1: Understand the concept of equality and diversity
Section 2: Understand legislation and guidance which supports individuals with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Section 3: Understand the importance of safeguarding an individual with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Section 4: Understand the benefits of a diverse and inclusive society for an individual with SEND.

 

Unit 2 summary:

Learners will look at equality, diversity and inclusion within the workplace, community and wider society, as well as exploring relevant legislation and guidance in relation to SEND. They will also learn about safeguarding and the legislation surrounding this, and the different types of abuse.

Section 1: Understand person centred approaches
Section 2: Understand the importance of encouraging active participation
Section 3: Understand the importance of an individual’s well-being.

 

Unit 3 summary:

Learners will learn about the person-centred approach in relation to send, and the importance of active participation for individuals. They will also look at well-being and how this can be promoted.

Section 1: Understand the importance of inclusive learning
Section 2: Understand the use of support programmes for individuals with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Section 3: Understand the role of reasonable adjustments
Section 4: Understand Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

 

Unit 4 summary:

Learners will explore different learning styles and support programmes used in educational settings. They will also learn about reasonable adjustments and how Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans work.

Section 1: Understand the concept of neurodiversity
Section 2: Understand the concept of the self
Section 3: Understand the impact of societal and cultural influences on individuals with conditions categorised as SEND
Section 4: Understand sources of support for individuals with SEND and the families
Section 5: Understand the impact stigma has on individuals with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

 

Unit 5 summary:

Learners will learn about neurodiversity and self-identity, as well as how societal and cultural influences can impact on individuals with SEND. They will also look at the support available for individuals with SEND and their families, as well as the effects of stigma.

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Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

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Qualification benefits

88% of our learners say our courses have equipped them with vital skills to help them progress in their working life.

Build up enough knowledge, skills and confidence to transition into a new career.

Level 2 qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited, giving you the foundations to improve your job prospects.

Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

19+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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