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- Course type Distance learning course
- Duration 60 Hours, Part-time
- Qualification Level 3 Award
- Awarded by NCFE
Exam is included.
Tutor is available to students.
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Special Educational Needs (SEN). Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Special Educational Needs is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Special Educational Needs course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This course is divided into four units, each of which deals with one or more learning outcomes related to one or more aspects of working with children who have specific needs and requirements. Once you have completed the entire course you will have achieved all the learning outcomes.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
• Understand child and young person development
• Understand how to support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements
• Understand how to support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
• Understand how to support positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
• Understand the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties
Home Study Tutor Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Special Educational Needs course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
The Special Educational Needs course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
We send the full course out with the units listed above, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the national awarding organisation NCFE, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
We recommend you spend approximately 60 hours of your time studying for the Special Educational Needs course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 1 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 2 hours a week you could complete it in six months. Apart from this you should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 NCFE Award in Special Educational Needs in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
How is this course Structured?
The Level 3 Special Educational Needs course is divided into four comprehensive modules.
Unit 1: Child and young person’s development
This unit will begin to address learning outcome 1 (stated above). This learning outcome will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will explore the expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years and how the different areas of development can affect one another.
Unit 2: The support of disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements
This unit will focus on learning outcome 2 (stated above). This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research how you as a practitioner can support disabled children or young people and those with specific needs in partnership with their parents/carers. You will also research partnership working with other agencies and professionals.
Unit 3: Supporting children and young people to achieve their learning potential
This unit will focus on learning outcome 3 (stated above). This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will learn how to support children and young people to ensure that they take every possible opportunity to make the most of learning and achieve their learning potential.
Unit 4: Working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.
This unit will focus on learning outcomes 4 and 5 (stated above). This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research how practitioners can and should work with children and young people at the centre of their practice, basing their work on the strengths of the children and young people rather than focussing on their difficulties. You will explore the way in which behaviour, social and emotional difficulties are linked with speech, language and communication development and research effective ways to support the speech, language and communication development of children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties.
No prior knowledge or experience is required.