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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Course Code: CUSLD
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE), Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies)
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: The course is delivered online so you can study at a time that suits you.

What's it all about?

Around 15% of people have a learning difficulty, which means they can find it harder to learn certain skills. If you’re looking to improve your understanding and awareness of learning difficulties, this is the course for you. You will learn about a range of specific learning difficulties, including ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. It’s great for people working in a variety of sectors, such as healthcare, social care and education.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Please note that the start dates shown for this course are for guidance only. You will start your course as soon as you have enrolled. 
  • This course is free, however if you do not complete it within an agreed timeline you will be required to pay a fee of £99.

Course information

The course covers the following areas:

  • the characteristics of ADHD, add, dyslexia and dyscalculia
  • how specific learning difficulties can affect children and adults in different ways
  • the importance of early diagnosis
  • the various assessment methods available to diagnose specific learning difficulties
  • how individuals can be supported to gain, start and continue with study and employment.

Please note that this course is only available to those 19 years old or over.

You will be required to have successfully achieved a level one qualification, or above, in English.

You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

Successful completion of this course will provide a gateway into the industry. It is also aimed at existing care sector employees who wish to upskill.

The College offers a range of short care courses delivered via distance learning, some of which you may be interesting in progressing to.

Future careers

What you could earn:

Child and Early Years Officers

£31,693.18

Potential salary

£10,310.80

Entry level salary

£22,272.12

Average salary

11

Annual openings in Plymouth

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