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Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Course - Level 3 CPD Accredited

Oplex Careers


£19 inc VAT
Study method
12 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
12 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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The online PMLD Teacher Training Course from Oplex Careers aims to provide great insight into the skills and knowledge related to supporting children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties in the learning environment.


12 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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The online PMLD Teacher Training Course will provide learners with a strong insight and understanding into advanced skills related to supporting the learning of children and young people with SEN. This course will discuss the key skills and knowledge related to physical and health related support, educational support and more.

This course will provide a great insight into this field of study with the use of practical examples throughout the course. Whether working in this field already, you want to get started working in within the field of teaching and supporting children and young people with PMLD, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The PMLD Teacher Training Course is split into the following modules:

    • Defining PMLD

• Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
• Identifying PMLD
• Common Co-Occurring Conditions

    • Effects of PMLD

• Effects of PMLD on Education and Learning
• Physical and Health-Related Impacts
• General Impacts of PMLD

    • Educational Support

• SEND Support
• Methods of Supporting Education and Learning

    • Physical and Health-Related Support

• Providing Physical and Health-Related Support
• The Use of Therapies
o Physiotherapy
o Occupational Therapy
o Speech and Language Therapy
o Art and Music Therapy

    • EHC Plans

• What is an EHC Plan?
• EHC Needs Assessment
• Content of an EHC Plan

    • Collaborative Support

• Working with Parents and Carers
• External Services Involved in Support
• Role of the Local Authority

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the PMLD Teacher Training Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this course learners will be awarded with:

Level 3 CPD Award in Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Training

Upon completion of the course learners will be awarded with the Oplex Careers CPD certificate. The Certificate of Achievement will provide proof that you have studied the course and will contain your grade and classification level.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the PMLD Teacher Training Course.

Course Duration

The online PMLD Teacher Training Course requires 12 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the PMLD Teacher Training Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our PMLD Teacher Training Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this PMLD Teacher Training Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.


There are no entry requirements necessary to join this course from Oplex Careers. Everyone is welcome to enrol on this online course and we wish you success in your studies.

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Elaine Pilbeam asked:

I already work with a child with Down Syndrome would this course be helpful in furthering my career with other children with language difficulties.


This course is aimed at those with little experience, as well as those with experience wanting to update their skills and knowledge in this field. As you are already working with children with Special Educational Needs, this course will be beneficial to your own skills and confidence to continue doing a great job!

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Jean asked:

Good morning I am interested in offering this course to a number of our support staff. Can someone contact me directly to discuss on my email.


Our team are available via Telephone , email and LiveChat with any registration questions. Feel free to get back to us.

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David Glaves asked:

Hello, Can I book 10 places on this course?


Hi David, Sure. Simply add 10 to your basket and our team will create all the accounts and get the details right over to you and your learners! Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks!

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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