What’s it all about?

Recent findings have demonstrated that 3.3% of all pupils in schools in England have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, in comparison to only 3.1% in 2019

A further 12.1% of all pupils who do not have an EHC plan have Special Education Needs (SEN) support within the school environment – this is an increase on 11.9% in 2019.

This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), including equality and diversity in the context of SEND, and legislation and guidance that helps promote this.

Learners will also look at how a person-centred approach can benefit individuals living with SEND, how SEND conditions can affect learning and how to support those living with SEND and their families

Students wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ FREE *subject to eligibility checks There are no additional costs if you meet the eligibility criteria, which will be explained during enrolment.

You will be added to our Equal platform, where you will be able to access all the learning resources and assessments to complete.

You will be allocated your own personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies.

You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge.

Your personal tutor will then assess your work and provide you with constructive feedback for each unit.

All of our award-winning learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

You should be able to work at a Level 1 in functional skills.

This is a 16-week course that requires your own time management for study. You will be given submission dates to keep you focused on the 16-week timeframe.

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.

This course is split into five manageable units:

- Unit 1 - Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disability (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)

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The benefits for completing this course are:

- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Improve your adult social care skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
- Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study
- Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed

Your Curriculum Team

Wendy Ward

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