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York College

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at people who have some experience of working with children but want to have a better understanding of specific learning difficulties children may have.


You will study 5 units:

  • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD)
  • Understand the effects of SLD
  • Understand the diagnosis of SLD
  • Understand supporting individuals with SLD
  • Understand the context of SLD

Entry Requirements

Some experience of working with children.

A clear DBS certificate.

Dates and Times

2019 dates TBC, for more info please contact the InfoZone on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling them on 01904 770770.


Up to £811 depending on personal circumstances, please contact the InfoZone for more information.

Course Content

Learners will have a greater understanding of what Specific Learning Difficulties are and how to use this understanding to help children in the workplace.

Teaching Method(s)

All classes are taught in college.

Exams and Assessments

Learners must pass all 5 units. Units are graded Pass or Refer. There are no exams.

All Qualification(s)

Learners will gain the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there anything else I need?

Learners will need their own stationery. Access to a computer or laptop would also be useful.

It is also best to have some Work Experience or be employed with children to understand the context of the course.


Learners can progress to thefollowing courses:

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Specialist Support in Teaching and Learning in Schools.

L2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

L2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

L2 Diploma in Health and Social Care ( Adults ) for England

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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