SEN Teaching Diploma Level 5

Professional SEN Teaching Diploma Endorsed by ABC Awards I Exam Included I MCQ based assessment I Tutor Support

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Offer ends 11 April 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
320 Hours
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Endorsed by ABC Awards
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Do you want to make a real difference to young people’s lives? SEN teaching assistants provide educational support to children with learning difficulties such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia. It is a hugely rewarding career that requires a specific skill set. In the SEN Teaching Diploma Level 5 course, you will learn all about SEN teaching practices, the UK curriculum, skills required, and career opportunities. This course is endorsed by ABC Awards – a regulated organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

This teaching assistant training course explores the role and responsibilities of a teaching assistant in detail, familiarising you with teaching methodologies, classroom management strategies and much more. You will learn how to build positive working relationships with pupils and family, and engage students with interactive group and individual learning support activities. On successful completion, you will be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to kickstart your career.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fast track your career with a recognised qualification in SEN teaching
  • Explore the role and responsibilities of an SEN teaching assistant in detail
  • Develop a solid knowledge of the SEN teaching curriculum in the UK
  • Broaden your understanding of the different types of special educational needs
  • Gain a solid understanding of the development of children and young people
  • Familiarise with the SEN code of practice and child safeguarding practices
  • Get introduced to a variety of SEN classroom planning and management strategies
  • Learn how to build solid working relationships with pupils and family


Endorsed by ABC Awards

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Course Outline

Module 1: Special Needs Education Teacher

  • How to become a special educational needs (SEN) teacher
  • What it takes to be SEN teacher
  • Definition of Special Educational Needs

Module 2: Statutory and Regulatory Context for SEN

  • Get an Understanding of the SEN Code of Practice
  • Learn How the SEND Tribunal, Disagreement Resolution and Mediation Work
  • SEND Tribunal: If you're asked to be a witness
  • Disagreement Resolution
  • Learn about the Local Offer
  • Get an Idea about the OfSTED Frameworks relevant to your school or work setting
  • Learn about the new funding models for SEN
  • Get an understanding of the policy and legislative context for health and social care, including safeguarding and the health and well-being agenda

Module 3: Principles and Practice of Leadership in Different Contexts

  • Characteristics of Highly Effective Leaders
  • What is Leadership?
  • Models of leadership that promote successful school
  • Pedagogical/instructional leadership
  • Styles of Leadership
  • Become a Good Leader

Module 4: How SEN and Disabilities Affect Pupils’ Participation and Learning

  • Signs of Underachievement
  • Categories of SEN
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Signs of Learning Difficulties
  • What Is Physical Disability?
  • Health supports for SEN students

Module 5: Strategies for Improving the Performance of the Pupils with SEN

  • Teaching Strategies
  • Learning strategies
  • Strategies to Support a Student with a Cognitive Impairment
  • Classroom management strategies
  • Strategies for transfer of learning

Module 6: Whole-School Planning and Organisation

  • Promoting the inclusive school
  • The benefits of inclusion
  • Planning for inclusion at the whole-school level
  • Drawing up inclusive whole-school policies and procedures for SEN
  • Whole-school policies and procedures for SEN in the school plan
  • School enrolment policy
  • Attendance and participation
  • Code of behaviour and discipline, and measures to prevent bullying or harassment of students with SEN
  • Transfer of students to post-primary schools from primary schools
  • The transition from post-primary education to a post-school setting
  • Resource-teaching support for students with SEN
  • Accommodations in the physical environment
  • Arrangements for the provision of additional teaching support to students with special educational needs
  • Establishing an appropriate model of organisation

Module 7: Assessment

  • The purposes of assessment
  • Methods of assessment
  • Developing a whole-school policy on assessment
  • Selection and use of appropriate test instruments

Module 8: Teamwork for SEN: Roles and Functions

  • Role and functions of the board of management
  • Boards of management and parents
  • The SEN Support Team
  • Duties of the Principal
  • Duties of the Mainstream Teachers
  • The Resource Teacher
  • Duties of the Parents

Module 9: Planning for Individual Students with SEN

  • Individual planning
  • The benefits of individual planning
  • Steps to individual planning
  • Record-keeping
  • Implementing the individual education plan

Module 10: Teaching and Learning in the Inclusive School

  • Classroom climate
  • Support for learning
  • Teaching for inclusion
  • Cooperative teaching
  • Cooperative learning
  • Students’ involvement in identifying learning targets and in self-assessment
  • Learning styles
  • Information and communications technology (ICT)


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate by paying the accreditation fee of £108. There is an additional £10 postal charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Who is this course for?

The SEN Teaching Diploma Level 5 course is suitable for aspiring SEN teaching assistants and those who are new to the field who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and certification to accelerate their career. It is ideal for those who want to familiarise with SEN teaching practices and principles. This course has no entry requirements and can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.


  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Career path

On successful completion, learners will have the relevant skills and accreditation to kickstart a rewarding career in SEN teaching, working with children and young people. Related professions in this field include:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Teacher (SEND)
  • SEN Learning Support Assistant
  • SEN Behaviour TA
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

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Verushca asked:

Good day, I am interested in doing the SEN Diploma. Does it say Diploma Level 5 on the certificate or only certificate of achievement?


Dear Verushca, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, "Level 5" will be mentioned on the certificate. Thank you

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Lucia asked:

I will came in UK in July where I would like to start a teaching career. Actually I work for in the high school in Italy. Can I do this course? Thans


Dear Lucia, Thank you for contacting us. All of our courses are online courses. This course does not require any experience or qualification to get enrolled. This is a great opportunity for all student from any academic backgrounds to learn more on this subject. Thanks

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