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Additional Support for Special Educational Needs certificate level 3

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£275 inc VAT
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Study method
Distance learning
120 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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The aims of this course are to allow students to develop:

  • A knowledge of the nature and range of special needs, and requirement for additional support
  • Familiarity with the legal and regulatory framework, and codes of good practice which cover special needs provision
  • An understanding of provision of additional support for children and young people
  • Methods of working with children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs
  • Methods of working with children and young people who experience social, emotional and behavioural difficulties


Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included


The course is designed for home study or distance learning and is comprised of comprehensive printed course notes presented in an A4 ring binder, together with course assignments and study guide. Tutor support and a student helpline facility are integral to the course, and students have a full 12 months in which to complete their studies. Actual study time will be of the order of 120 hours.

The course is divided up into six study units, each with one tutor marked assignment to be completed. Each assignment contains approx 8-10 written tasks to be completed which are then submitted to a subject tutor for marking. Where required assignments can be re-submitted after amendment in the event that the assessment standards are not full met on first submission.

The course units are as follows:

Unit 1.Child and Young Person’s development

  • The expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years
  • How the different areas of development can affect one another

Unit 2. Working with children and young people with special educational needs

  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • Types of discrimination
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Working in Partnership

Unit 3. Supporting children and young people to achieve their learning potential

  • To support children and young people to make the most of learning and achieve their learning potential
  • Barriers to learning

Unit 4. Working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs

  • Defining speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Effects and impact of SLC difficulties
  • Adapting our communication methods
  • Supporting SLC difficulties

Unit 5. Working with children and young people with Social, emotional and behavioural (SEB) difficulties

  • Psychological needs
  • External triggers
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Transitions

Unit 6. Assessment and planning to meet individual needs

  • Identifying individual needs
  • A person – centred approach
  • Assessment frameworks

The course units and topics are as follows:

Who is this course for?

This programme is designed for people who work with children and young people in teaching, learning support or child care and who wish to understand the provision of additional support for young people with special needs.


There are no study pre-requirements as the course is intended for learners who have not studied this topic beforehand.

Career path

The course is deigned for anyone working in or planning to work in learning support, or classroom or teaching assistant roles, and who wishes to gain a better understanding of the provision of additiuonal support for pupils whho have special needs.

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Nisha asked:

What qualification would I receive?


On successful completion you will receice a level 3 certificate in Additional Support for Special Educational Needs, from ABC Awards - a leading UK awarding organisation.

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is this course recognised overseas for me to be able to further develop my career?


The course is certificated by a recognised UK awarding organisation, and hence any employer which recognoses UK awards, whether in the UK or overseas will recognise this course/certification.

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