Distance Learning - Specific Learning Difficulties (Level 2 Certificate) 2023-24

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Distance Learning - Specific Learning Difficulties (Level 2 Certificate) 2023-24

*In many cases courses are FREE subject to age, household income and/or prior attainment. Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.
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Course overview

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.

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Topics

• 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

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Job opportunities after this course

This 15 week Level 2 Course aids you in developing an understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties. This course is ideal for someone looking to or is already working in a variety of sectors, like healthcare, social care and education. Some careers may include;

• Learning Mentor (£14,500 to £25,000)
• Learning Disability Nurse (£25,654 to £31,533)
• Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant (£12,577 to £23,000)

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Entry requirements

Please see the distance learning introductory page to check your eligibility: https://edc.ac.uk/study/distance-learning

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How is this course assessed?

you can complete your course online, by paper or online with paper resources
• we'll process your enrolment, and a tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, their contact details are in the joining instruction email
• an email containing your joining instructions will be sent, this email will contain your start and end date, submission dates. If completing online you will be advised of the weblink and your unique username for you to log into the e-assessor portal. If completing by paper you will still receive a joining instruction email and your paper resources will be posted out to you.
• if you need any guidance on your course content please contact your tutor direct.
• you will receive text reminders throughout your course
• your feedback from your tutor will either be online via e-assessor (located in my portfolio) or via email if completing by paper.

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When does the course start?

The course starts when you have received your joining instruction email containing your start, submission target dates and tutor contact details.

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Length of course

You have 15 weeks from enrolling to complete your course, this duration includes tutor feedback, internal verification and processing and your first assessment is due within 6 weeks of your start date.

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How to apply

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply' button at the top/bottom of this page.

Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 743 0149.

If you're not quite ready to apply for this course and would like some more information or to speak to a member of staff then please click on the 'Enquire' button at the top/bottom of this page.

Distance Learning - Specific Learning Difficulties (Level 2 Certificate) 2023-24

*In many cases courses are FREE subject to age, household income and/or prior attainment. Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.