Special Education Needs and Disability Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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If you are wanting to improve your knowledge and skills of Special Educational Needs and Disability, either for personal or professional development, this course is for you. It will consider many aspects of SEND, looking at the symptoms of specific conditions and how they may affect individuals in their daily life. It will also examine relevant legislation and guidance applicable to individuals with SEND.

Throughout the course you will study the following:

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to the Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Unit 2 - Understand equality and diversity in the context of SEND,
  • Unit 3 - Principles of promoting person centred approach of individuals with SEND
  • unit 4 - Understanding SEND and learning
  • Unit 5 - Living with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

It has the added benefit of being a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification and demonstrates your competency to employers and can be used to update and continue your professional development, (CPD).

What will I do?

You will study:

Unit 1
Three sections which explore a range of SEND conditions and their causes. Investigate the social and medical models of disability. Learn about the barriers individuals with SEND may face and positive changes which have occurred over time in relation to SEND.

Unit 2
Four sections covering equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, community, and wider society. Explore relevant legislation and guidance. Learn about safeguarding and the different types of abuse.

Unit 3
Three sections which highlight the person-centred approach and the importance of active participation and well-being.

Unit 4
Four sections exploring different learning styles and programmes used within educational settings. Look at reasonable adjustments and consider Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

Unit 5
Five sections which investigate neurodiversity and self-identity, as well looking at the support available for individuals with SEND and their families.

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning courses can be studied from home, work, or any location you wish.

They are designed for independent study, and you do not have to attend any sessions, however your assigned tutor will provide you with support and guidance throughout your course. To ensure that you keep on track and meet the deadlines it is suggested that you undertake 5-10 hours study per week.

This course can only be studied via any of the below methods:

  • Fully online learning and assessment

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will access all the learning materials and, complete and submit your assessments online.

You will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be written assessments related to the content.

It is important that you demonstrate to your Tutor that you have fully understood the question and applied your knowledge to each answer in a logical way. If your Tutor feels that an answer needs a little more detail, they will point this out in your feedback, and you will be able to go back to the answer and rework it until you pass.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Other options for further study are:

  • Higher Education Qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

You can download our course guide