York College

Overview

By completing this qualification, you will gain knowledge of several different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. You will develop an understanding of the positive aspects and strengths or individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties in addition to exploring the barriers they may face.

Qualification Level

NCFE Level 2 (online distance learning, no exams involved).

Study Hours

Guided Learning Hours - 100

Study hours Per Week - 10

(*please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals*)

Course Duration

This particular short course is just 10 weeks long

How is this course delivered?

This course is available in both paper and online format, and up to you to choose which option you would like to study with depending on your preferred method of learning; making the course flexible and easy for the learner. Personal tutors are assigned to each learner, to help ensure you have the support you need throughout the duration of the short course.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course simply visit the How to Enrol webpage and select BDU incl. Distance Learning from the first drop down menu and then choose your desired course from the second drop down.

Course Breakdown

Unit 1: Understand Specific Learning Difficulties

In this unit you will gain an understanding of what is meant by the term ‘Specific Learning Difficulty’. You will research the characteristics of different difficulties and co-occurring conditions. You will also gain an understanding of common misconceptions and how the difficulty is a lifelong condition.

Unit 2: Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties

Throughout this unit you will gain an understanding of how Specific Learning Difficulties affect an individual’s life and those of others around them. You will gain an understanding of how the attitudes of others can impact the individuals and on completion of the unit will be able to identify the strengths and barriers an individual may experience.

Unit 3: Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties

In this unit you will gain an understanding of the importance of gaining an early diagnosis and the impact of delayed or non-diagnosis. You will also investigate the diagnosis process and the professionals involved.

Unit 4: Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties

This unit will explain how to support an individual with a Specific Learning Difficulty in a variety of settings. You will gain an understanding of different coping strategies and assistive technology that can be used as support.

Unit 5: Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties

Within this unit you will gain an understanding of how attitudes, legislation and services have evolved over time to support individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties.

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk 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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