Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Course information:

The understanding Specific Learning Difficulties programme covers a range of areas, including, how to support individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties and the context and diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties.

This programme will help you to further your understanding of Dyslexia, ADHD and other Specific Learning Difficulties.

The Certificate consists of two assessments normally taking up to four weeks per assessment so there is no need to attend a college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities allow you to practice your skills and test your learning. Assessment is based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme. You must complete all assessments, within the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. Your tutor will provide feedback, advice and guidance to ensure you can complete the course. Upon successful completion of both assessments you will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties.

 

There are no fees for this course as the Fire Brigades Union Learning Centre has secured funding with our Learning Partners. Please ensure that when you enrol on this course you are committed to completing the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should you not complete the course in full, you may be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. Funded places are subject to availability and are subject to the terms and conditions of our Further Education Partners.

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Please see a breakdown below of the units and sections within this course.


Unit 1: Understand Specific Learning Difficulties
In this unit, you will gain an understanding of the meaning of the term ‘Specific Learning Difficulty’, as well as the range and characteristics of SpLDs. You will also explore the nature of SpLDs by looking at examples of them, the importance of recognising SpLDs are lifelong conditions and the common misconceptions surrounding them.
This unit contains two sections, including:
• Section 1: The range and characteristics of Specific Learning Difficulties
• Section 2: The nature of Specific Learning Difficulties.


Unit 2: Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
This unit will explore the effects of SpLDs, including the difficulties experienced by those with an SpLD and the effect an individual’s SpLD can have on others. You will also build your understanding of the strengths and barriers that an individual with an SpLD may experience in different contexts.
This unit contains two sections, including:
• Section 1: The effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
• Section 2: The strengths and barriers faced by individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties.


Unit 3: Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
You will learn about why it is important to gain a formal diagnosis of SpLDs at an early stage, as well as why some individuals may be reluctant to seek a diagnosis. This unit also covers the process of diagnosis of SpLDs for different age ranges.
This unit contains two sections, including:
• Section 1: The importance of seeking a formal diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
• Section 2: The process of diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties.


Unit 4: Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
This unit covers how discrimination against individuals with SpLDs can take place in various settings. You will learn how individualised support is provided, such as the coping strategies that individuals might use to manage the effects of SpLDs and how individuals can be supported in study and employment.
This unit contains two sections, including:
• Section 1: Understand how support for individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties can be provided in different settings
• Section 2: Understand how individualised support is provided.


Unit 5: Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties
In this unit, you will develop your understanding of how services for SpLDs and social attitudes towards these conditions have changed over time. In doing so, you will explore changes in legislation over time, along with the main points of current legislation relating to SpLDs.
This unit contains two sections, including:
• Section 1: Understand how Specific Learning Difficulties services and attitudes have changed over time
• Section 2: Understand legislation in relation to Specific Learning Difficulties.

Course Units:

  1. Understand Specific Learning Difficulties
  2. Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
  3. Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
  4. Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
  5. Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties

Study mode:

WORKBOOK

Start date:

Flexible start dates after 27th August 2019

End date:

Last enrolment date 30 Apr 2020

Duration:

8 weeks

Regional availability:

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Added on Tue 13th Feb 2018.
Last updated on Fri 13th Sep 2019.

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