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Advanced Diploma in SEN - Special Educational Needs

5 Star Rated | Level 7 QLS Endorsed | 2 free courses + 3 Free PDF Certificates | Voiceover & Visual Elements Included

Thames College


£12 inc VAT
Study method
576 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
200 CPD hours / points
  • PDF Certificate - Free
  • CPD Accredited Hardcopy Certificate - £8.99
  • QLS Certificate - £149
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Do you know that there are about 351,000 children in the UK between the ages of 0 and 17 who struggle with schooling, communication, or behaviour due to a learning disability? If you are a family member of a child with special educational needs or a professional who works with children with special educational needs, this course can be very helpful to you.

Studying a SEN course offers three significant benefits:

  1. Enhanced Support Skills: It empowers you with strategies and methods to help children with various learning needs, fostering your ability to build inclusive learning environments.
  2. Career Advancement: It opens doors to various roles within education, such as SEN teaching assistant, teacher, coordinator, or educational psychologist, where demand is significant and salaries are competitive.
  3. Impactful Contribution: By understanding SEN, you contribute to fostering inclusive practices in schools, ensuring every child receives appropriate support to achieve their potential, thus positively impacting their educational and personal development.

You will gain a deep understanding of special educational needs after taking this SEN course. This course covers the teaching strategies applied to the instruction of students with special educational needs. Also, you will gain knowledge of cognition, interaction, communication, and learning, as well as how to identify the physical or sensory demands of children with special educational needs. Additionally, you will learn how to collaborate with others to serve students with special education needs, among other topics.

Additional Courses with This SEN Course:

  1. Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  2. Child Language Disorder

So, don't waste any more time. Enrol in our SEN Course today.

Learning outcomes of SEN Course:

The course will assist you to:

  • Understand the meaning of "special education needs."
  • Develop skills to provide high-quality instruction to SEN children.
  • Discover the teaching approaches that are used in SEN.
  • Know about cognition, interaction, communication, and learning.
  • Learn about issues with social, emotional, and mental health.
  • Determine the physical or sensory needs of SEN children.
  • Work in partnership to support children with special education needs.

Additional perks of selecting SEN - Special Educational Needs course from Thames College:

This SEN - Special Educational Needs course offers you the benefit of —

  • Learn SEN - Special Educational Needs with an engaging voiceover and visual elements.
  • Get 1 year access to the SEN - Special Educational Needs course.
  • Participate in quick assessments and get instant feedback on your SEN - Special Educational Needs course progress.
  • Study SEN - Special Educational Needs on your own schedule.

Please Note: Thames College is a One Education approved resale partner for Quality Licence Scheme Endorsed courses.



PDF Certificate

Digital certificate - Included

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive 3 free PDF certificates, accredited by CPD.

CPD Accredited Hardcopy Certificate

Hard copy certificate - £8.99

You can also get Printed Hardcopy CPD Certificates for only 8.99 GBP each.

QLS Certificate

Hard copy certificate - £149

Quality Licence Scheme Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the course, you can order an original hardcopy certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The certificate will be home-delivered, with a pricing scheme of —

  • 149 GBP within UK
  • 159 GBP for International Delivery (Postal Fees Included)


200 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

Course media


Course Curriculum

  • Module 01: Special Education Needs An Overview
  • Module 02: SEN Support
  • Module 03: High Quality Teaching for Pupils with SEN
  • Module 04: SEN Teaching Methodologies
  • Module 05: Communication and Interaction
  • Module 06: Cognition and Learning
  • Module 07: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
  • Module 08: Sensory or Physical Needs
  • Module 09: Working in Partnership

Who is this course for?

Those who want to strengthen their skills while training for the desired job should take advantage of the SEN - Special Educational Needs training!


This SEN - Special Educational Needs course is accessible to anyone with an eagerness to learn. All you require is —

  • A smart device with a stable internet connection
  • A keen interest in the topic
  • And being over the age of 16.

Career path

  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teacher - (Salary: £30,384 to £48,388)
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant - (Salary: £14,000 to £23,000)
  • Teaching Assistant - (Salary: £14,000 to £21,000)
  • Playworker - (Salary: £15,000 to £25,000)
  • Care Home Manager - (Salary: £25,000 to £55,000)

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Yunas asked:

The course states 576 hours to complete. Is that correct?


Dear Yunas, Thanks for your question. Yes, the estimated duration to complete the course, assignment and the additional reading materials is 576 hours.

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