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SEND Teaching Course - CPD & CMA Certified - Only £39!

Student Discount Card Eligible | Lifetime Access | Online certified training |Online certificate and exam included


£39 inc VAT
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Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
15 CPD hours / points
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Our in-depth SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Diploma/Course certified by CPD & CMA is the perfect course designed to help learners understand the skills and gain the competence involved in working with Special Educational Needs students. Our course combines level 2, 3 and 4 into one manageable diploma.

Packed in to 22 modules teaching you everything you need to succeed in this profession.

The course can be studied part time and you can become accredited in as little as 15-20 hours and you can study at your own pace.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email.

Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity on our dedicated website.

Key features about our SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Diploma

> Lifetime Access to your course

> The price you pay Reed is for the whole course – no hidden fees

> CPD Certificate upon successful completion

> Tutor Support Monday – Friday

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15 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Module 1

Introduction to Special Education Needs and Disability

Student Objectives

  • To understand what Special Education Needs are and entail
  • To know the demographic and who will have special education needs
  • To understand the brief introduction of the most common learning disabilities that you may face in the workplace
  • To know and understand the most desirable characteristics for a person who works in this field and with these needs
  • Plus much more...

Module 2

The History and Evolution of SEND

Student Objectives:

  • To learn and understand the legal definition of special education needs
  • To learn and understand the legal definition of disability
  • To learn how SEN education has evolved since the 19th century
  • To learn about the importance of the inclusion-exclusion debate
  • Plus much more...

Module 3

Constructivist Theories of Learning

Student Objectives

  • To understand the theory of constructivism and how it can be applied in the classroom
  • To know the role of the teacher and the role of the student within a constructivist classroom
  • To understand the theory of social constructivism and know how it can be applied within a classroom
  • To be able to compare and contrast constructivism with social constructivism
  • Plus much more...

Module 4

SEND Code of Practice

Student Objectives:

  • To learn what the SEN Code of Practice is
  • To understand who the SEN Code of Practice applies to
  • To learn about the key points of the SEN Code of Practice
  • To understand ways to implement the SEN Code of Practice
  • Plus much more...

Module 5

SENCO Support for SEND Students

Student Objectives:

  • To understand who the SENCO is and what their role entails in a school setting
  • To know what SEND Support is
  • To be able to identify the steps required in making a plan to meet the pupil's educational needs
  • To know the definitions of leadership and inclusion, and be able to apply each of these qualities in a school setting
  • Plus much more...

Module 6

The Different Types of Needs

Student Objectives

  • To be able to define autism, and know the ways that you can accommodate its needs
  • To understand what a severe learning difficulty is, and how its needs can be accommodates
  • To know how a specific learning difficulty differs from a severe learning difficulty, and understand how it can be accommodated in the classroom
  • To be able to identify the different types of physical difficulty, and how each can be accommodated in the classroom and school environment
  • Plus much more...

Module 7

Identification, Assessment and Support of SEND Pupils

Student Objectives:

  • To learn how to identify SEND pupils
  • To learn about the support children may require by age
  • To learn how to assess SEND pupils
  • To learn how to create a support plan for SEND pupils
  • Plus much more...

Module 8

Behaviours: Reasons and Restorative Practices

Student Objectives:

  • How to manage your time at work efficiently
  • To have the ability to identify the different factors that can affect a student's emotional behaviours
  • To understand the consequences of bad behaviour and be able to identify their underlying elements
  • To know the recommended methods for teaching social skills, and how they can be applied in the classroom
  • Plus much more...

Module 9

Understanding Sensory Impairments and Physical Disabilities

Student Objectives:

  • To learn about different physical disabilities
  • To learn about different sensory impairments
  • To learn when these impairments and disabilities can be identified
  • To understand how educators can support disabilities and impairments
  • Plus much more...

Module 10

Understanding and Addressing Difficulties in Cognition and Learning

Student Objectives

  • To be able to identify the things that cognition is responsible for in our daily lives
  • To understand the concept of cognitive development and have a basic understanding of the stages introduced in this module
  • To be able to apply your knowledge of cognition to the special education needs environment, and associate the relationship between the two
  • To know the different types of cognitive disabilities, and how you can accommodate them in the classroom
  • Plus much more...

Module 11

Speech, Language, and Common Communication Issues

Student Objectives:

  • To learn what speech, language, and communication are
  • To learn about different needs and difficulties in speech, language and communication
  • To learn how to support the needs of pupils with difficulties in communication
  • To learn how to foster clear communication in the classroom as a whole
  • Plus much more...

Module 12

Learning Difficulties: Autism

Student Objectives

  • To be able to define autism for what it is and how it is experienced by individuals who have it
  • To know the difficulties that can be experienced by autistic people, as well as the common characteristics that are exhibited
  • To understand the diagnosis process for autism
  • To understand what the main causes for behaviours in autistic individuals are, as well as the best ways to deal with difficult behaviour
  • Plus much more...

Module 13

Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia

Student Objectives:

  • To learn what dyslexia is
  • To understand some of the primary difficulties dyslexic learners face
  • To learn different methods for supporting learners in literacy
  • To learn different methods for support learners in numeracy
  • Plus much more...

Module 14

Learning Difficulties: Dyspraxia

Student Objectives

  • To understand what dyspraxia is and know the areas of life that it can affect for an individual
  • To know how dyspraxia is diagnosed
  • To be able to identify the signs and symptoms of the condition
  • To understand how the condition affects an individual's brain
  • Plus much more...

Module 15

Learning Difficulties: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Student Objectives:

  • To learn what ADHD is
  • To learn causes and treatments for ADHD
  • To learn about the identification of pupils with ADHD
  • To learn about ways to support pupils with ADHD in the classroom
  • Plus much more...

Module 16

The Importance of SEND Knowledge

Student Objectives:

  • To learn what ADHD is
  • To learn causes and treatments for ADHD
  • To learn about the identification of pupils with ADHD
  • To learn about ways to support pupils with ADHD in the classroom
  • Plus much more...

Module 17

Specific Learning Difficulties

Student Objectives

  • To be able to define what a specific learning difficulty is
  • To compare and contrast dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, and be able to understand what each of the disorders implies
  • To understand the limitations of dyspraxia and the different diagnoses
  • To know the characteristics of Asperger's syndrome, how it differentiates from autism, and the difficulties experienced from this disorder

Module 18

Psychological Perspectives on Behaviour

Student Objectives:

  • To learn what the psychological perspectives on behaviour are
  • To learn the differences and similarities between the perspectives
  • To understand how to apply the perspectives in the classroom
  • To understand how different intervention methods apply to specific perspectives

Module 19

Understanding and Managing Anger

Student Objectives

  • To be able to define anger, and understand its causes and ways of expression
  • To know how anger can be a prominent characteristic in special education needs settings, and the approach you should have towards it
  • To understand the different methods of anger management, and know the appropriate situations to use each given method

Module 20

Teaching Approaches and Strategies

Module 21

Educational Outcomes

Module 22

Every Teacher’s Responsibility

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Our Our in-depth SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) best selling Diploma/Course certified by CPD is for anyone wanting to learn about this sector.

Testimonials from Reed Courses Customers

Tracy B - UK

Just writing to congratulate your team for putting this course together. I have been Training with SEN for a year as a trainee and fallen in love with this profession and the development of children in early years. I have had some professional in house training but i really enjoyed this course thank so much i needed a way to prove the some of my gained knowledge for my self as a single mum working so hard i am in tears this morning with joy thank so much i have lot of work to with our children with revisited knowledge and insight knowledge what bank of information to come back to when i need refreshing

Thank you This course was amazing I couldn't stop reading Like a hungry child

John G - Byfleet

To be honest I was skeptical at first. There are many online courses to choose from but what intrigued me the most about this course is the number of modules (22 of them). This appeared to be more detailed than others. The reason I took this course is because I started a new role as a support tutor for a large training company.

I already had some experience in working with learners who had special needs and learning difficulties but wanted more in-depth knowledge and tips to support my delivery. I also wanted to know more on the legal of side of SEN too. The course was offered at a large discount that did give me concerns! But I took the plunge and have been pleasantly surprised on how well it's been written and presented in manageable bite-size chunks.

I was planning to study about a couple of hours a night but once I started I found it difficult to stop. It took me about 3 days to complete. The information is comprehensive but manageable. You can tell the person/persons who wrote this have a passion for supported learning and give practical strategies to support SEN and care about their sector and want to share their passion. Highly recommended study material. :-)

Ainsley Nugent - London

Manageable modules for learning

The course covers all the necessary aspects of SEN education, and is produced in manageable modules for learning.

In terms of value and content, I would rate this as one of the best online diploma courses.

Marie Whitfield - Birmingham

It's brilliant !!!!

I was worried that I wouldn't be able to manage this my course and work. But to my surprise and comfort this course is set out so well I find I'm enjoying learning again and look forward to putting my studying into practice in my future job's brilliant !!!!

Christine Kim Grace De Guzman - London

Very user friendly!

This online course really helps me in pursuing my career and gain knowledge about special education. It's very easy to use and very user friendly! Two thumbs up!


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

Career path

Working with children with special educational needs and disabilities

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What does study method mean?

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.

What are CPD hours/points?

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.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.