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Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN)

A career in the SEN field may be ideal for people who appreciate working with and assisting children with learning disabilities. It is crucial to identify children with learning problems as soon as possible to meet their special education needs. Teaching strategies and tactics for SEN students will differ from those used with other students. As a result, learning the required knowledge and skills before beginning a career in SEN is important. Our Course Cave diploma in Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in SEN.

This Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) course is highly recommended for special education professionals who desire to develop their professions. If you finish this course, your chances of finding a relevant job will improve. Experts have designed this course to help you learn fast and efficiently, at your own speed and convenience. Enrol in our diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) course to start a great career in the field of SEN.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) course successfully, you will be able to:

  • Describe everything about Special Education Needs.
  • Examine the latest SEND code of practice's various provisions.
  • Describe the various SEN-related laws.
  • Recognize the most common SEN conditions in schools.
  • Describe the SENCO's position, value, and how to work with other agencies.
  • Create an effective plan to address the special educational needs and disabilities of your students.
  • Dealing successfully with other organizations that offer assistance to children with disabilities.

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Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN)

Course Curriculum of Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN)

Module 01: Introduction

  • What is Special Education Needs (SEN)
  • Some Essential Terminology Related to SEN
  • What Can You Do if You are Worried that Your Child May Have Difficulties?
  • What is the Graduated Approach?
  • What is a Statutory Assessment?

Module 02: A Quick Overview of the New SEND Code of Practice

  • What is the SEND Code of Practice?
  • Different Sections of This Code of Practice
  • Changes from the SEN Code of Practice (2001)

Module 03: Legislation Related to SEN

  • The Children and Families Act and associated Code of Practice 2014

Module 04: SEN Assessments and Descriptors

  • SEN Information Form to Inform Assessment
  • Initial Screening Test
  • SEN Descriptors

Module 05: Education for Children with Disabilities

  • Why is Disability Such an Essential Issue for Education?
  • What are the Barriers to Educating Children with Disabilities?
  • Segregation, Integration or Inclusion?
  • Action Required
  • Making Interventions Effective for Children with Disabilities
  • How to Improve the Quality of Education for Children with Disabilities?
  • How to Get Children with Disabilities in Schools?

Module 06: Common SEN Conditions Found Within Mainstream Schools

  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Learning about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Module 07: Assessment and Planning for Children with Special Educational Needs

  • The Place of Assessment in Supporting Learning and Behaviour Needs
  • Formal, Norm-referenced (standardised) Tests
  • Criterion-referencing
  • Assessment of Behaviour
  • Assessment of Visual Impairment
  • Auditory Impairment
  • Taking Students’ Views into Account
  • Engaging with Parents’ or Carers’ Perspectives
  • Planning to Meet Pupils’ Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Planning for Differentiation

Module0 8: The Broader Children’s Workforce Associated with Special Education Needs Provisions

  • In-class Support Arrangements
  • Effective Use of Support Staffs in Classroom
  • Issues Inter-agency Collaboration

Module 9: Working with Other Professionals and Other Sources of Support and Information

  • Involving Specialists
  • The Local Offer
  • Professionals Who Maybe in Your Support and Advice Network
  • Other Professionals

Certificate of Completion

You will receive a course completion certificate for free as soon as you complete the course.

Who is this course for?

Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN)

This course is applicable for:

  • SEN counsellors
  • Teachers
  • Parents with special needs children
  • Behavioural Analysts


Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN)

There are no specific requirements for this Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) course because it does not require any advanced knowledge or skills.

Students who intend to enrol in this Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) course must meet the following requirements:

  • Good command of the English language
  • Must be vivacious and self-driven
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • A minimum of 16 years of age is required

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