This qualification is aimed at anyone seeking to improve their knowledge of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), either for personal or professional reasons. 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.
âš¡ï¸ Free of charge - this course is fully-funded by the government as long as you've lived in the UK for three years and are aged 19+
ðŸ’» Start this course as soon as you're ready - no need to wait for a new term to begin
ðŸ‘¨ðŸ»ðŸŽ“ Nationally-recognised and accredited qualification
ðŸ‘ðŸ½ Get support from our in-house team at Farnborough College of Technology
ðŸ“† Option to complete the course faster by putting in extra time
ðŸ§¾ Boost your CV and job applications straight away
âï¸ Option to pay for the course if you're not eligible for fully-funded option
You will be provided with the learning materials either online and you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor who will give you guidance and feedback on the course as you complete it. This course takes between 2 to 6 months to complete.
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
This course is split into five manageable units:
Unit 1: Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
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.
Unit 2: Understand equality and diversity in the context of 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.
Unit 3: Principles of promoting person centred approach for individuals with SEND
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.
Unit 4: Understanding SEND and learning
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.
Unit 5: Living 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.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
This is a distance learning course and is free of charge subject to you meeting the eligibility criteria, which is: