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Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Special Educational Needs (RQF)

The term “special educational needs” or SEN is used to describe children with learning difficulties, or disabilities that can turn studying into a challenge. With the help of dedicated staff, with expertise and appropriate training these children can benefit from learning, a social life and occupational training. 

SEN trained teachers are not easy to come by and for those with no training, coping with the challenges of SEN is increasingly difficult. Anyone interacting with SEN children, from foster families to social workers, nursery assistants and teachers can benefit from this distance learning course. 

This is where this Level 3 Principles of Special Educational Needs course comes in. The best part of this course is that it will enable you to support people with a range of disabilities in achieving their full learning potential. For that purpose, modules on the development of children and young people, professional practice of SEN services, language and communication needs will offer you the right expertise to do just that. 

How does the course work? 

This course is offered entirely online. As such it is an excellent option for full-time professionals, or those that need to fit study time around family commitments. Thanks to our online learning platform you can access your course from anywhere giving you flexibility to study whenever you want. On average learners will take between 3 - 5 months to complete this course.

At learndirect we are committed to support you make the most of your course. That is why our tutors are available via phone, email or the online portal to answer any questions and support you through the course.

Modules

Unit 1: Children and Young People's Development through Early and Teenage Years

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know differing areas of growth from birth through to teenage years
  • Know the causes which can impact children and young people's growth
  • Know how main child development theorists influence present day practice
  • Understand significant development patterns and timeframes when identifying growth and behaviour
  • Understand the significance of development patterns and timeframes in recognising growth and behaviour

Unit 2: Specialised Practice Services in Special Educational Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand special educational needs services and their values
  • Know existing legislation and guidelines which informs practice when operating within special educational needs services
  • Know how the opinions of children, young people and carers might be implemented to enhance learning development and support services
  • Know the benefits of reflective practice to update and improve practice and development

Unit 3: Supporting Children and Young People to Fulfil their Learning Potential

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the value of active involvement of children and young people in decision making which might be affecting their lives
  • Know the value of assessment and preparation for children and young people when working towards the accomplishment of positive outcomes
  • Understand how to assist children or young people to identify and address attitudes or actions that might damage their learning opportunities
  • Know the value of the provision of enviornments and services that encourage the growth of children or young people

Unit 4: Supporting Children and Young People with Differing Communication Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how behaviour and social and emotional difficultes are associated with speech, language and communication
  • Know the significance of early intervention to assist the speech, language and communication requirements of children and young people
  • Know how to support positive speech, language and communication grwoth for children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development problems
  • Know how surroundings can assist speech, language and interaction
  • Understand how to engage with others in order to assist the speech, language and communication growth of children and young people with behavioural, emotional and social development needs

Unit 5: Available Support Services for Disabled Children and Young People

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the potential impact of disability, special requirements (additional needs) and attitudes on positive conclusions for children and young people
  • Know the importance and value of diversity, equality and inclusion in advocating positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Know how collaboration between multi-agencies influence positive results for children and young people
  • Know the legal obligations when recording, sharing and storing information

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to have the equivalent of Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills to support children and young people in schools.

Minimum age restriction

Learners must be age 16+ to enrol.

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessment requirements

You will be assessed through written questions that will test the knowledge you have gained throughout the course.

Placement or Practical required

This course consists of online theory only.

Is Membership Required?

No membership required.

Certification Timeframe

Learners typically receive their certification within 12 weeks, though this can be longer if an EQA sample is required.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

SEG Awards

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Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Special Education Needs, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/3383/2)

Skills and Education Group Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. They are driven by delivering a high-quality and trusted service to Centres and learners, so that everyone gets the education they deserve.

With this home study qualification students will have an in depth knowledge of the issues and practises surrounding SEN. If they wish to their knowledge on the topic, they may choose to apply for a degree in a related area.

Alternative you can find employment in any of these areas: 

  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Foster Carer
  • Children and Families Support Worker
  • Learning Mentor
  • With further study, learners could become a fully qualified SEN or mainstream teacher, or you may be interested in related careers that would require further study, including:
  • Communication Support Worker
  • Early Years Tutor
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Portage Home Visitor

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

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Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Special Educational Needs (RQF)

The term “special educational needs” or SEN is used to describe children with learning difficulties, or disabilities that can turn studying into a challenge. With the help of dedicated staff, with expertise and appropriate training these children can benefit from learning, a social life and occupational training. 

SEN trained teachers are not easy to come by and for those with no training, coping with the challenges of SEN is increasingly difficult. Anyone interacting with SEN children, from foster families to social workers, nursery assistants and teachers can benefit from this distance learning course. 

This is where this Level 3 Principles of Special Educational Needs course comes in. The best part of this course is that it will enable you to support people with a range of disabilities in achieving their full learning potential. For that purpose, modules on the development of children and young people, professional practice of SEN services, language and communication needs will offer you the right expertise to do just that. 

How does the course work? 

This course is offered entirely online. As such it is an excellent option for full-time professionals, or those that need to fit study time around family commitments. Thanks to our online learning platform you can access your course from anywhere giving you flexibility to study whenever you want. On average learners will take between 3 - 5 months to complete this course.

At learndirect we are committed to support you make the most of your course. That is why our tutors are available via phone, email or the online portal to answer any questions and support you through the course.

Modules

Unit 1: Children and Young People's Development through Early and Teenage Years

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know differing areas of growth from birth through to teenage years
  • Know the causes which can impact children and young people's growth
  • Know how main child development theorists influence present day practice
  • Understand significant development patterns and timeframes when identifying growth and behaviour
  • Understand the significance of development patterns and timeframes in recognising growth and behaviour

Unit 2: Specialised Practice Services in Special Educational Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand special educational needs services and their values
  • Know existing legislation and guidelines which informs practice when operating within special educational needs services
  • Know how the opinions of children, young people and carers might be implemented to enhance learning development and support services
  • Know the benefits of reflective practice to update and improve practice and development

Unit 3: Supporting Children and Young People to Fulfil their Learning Potential

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the value of active involvement of children and young people in decision making which might be affecting their lives
  • Know the value of assessment and preparation for children and young people when working towards the accomplishment of positive outcomes
  • Understand how to assist children or young people to identify and address attitudes or actions that might damage their learning opportunities
  • Know the value of the provision of enviornments and services that encourage the growth of children or young people

Unit 4: Supporting Children and Young People with Differing Communication Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how behaviour and social and emotional difficultes are associated with speech, language and communication
  • Know the significance of early intervention to assist the speech, language and communication requirements of children and young people
  • Know how to support positive speech, language and communication grwoth for children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development problems
  • Know how surroundings can assist speech, language and interaction
  • Understand how to engage with others in order to assist the speech, language and communication growth of children and young people with behavioural, emotional and social development needs

Unit 5: Available Support Services for Disabled Children and Young People

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the potential impact of disability, special requirements (additional needs) and attitudes on positive conclusions for children and young people
  • Know the importance and value of diversity, equality and inclusion in advocating positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Know how collaboration between multi-agencies influence positive results for children and young people
  • Know the legal obligations when recording, sharing and storing information

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to have the equivalent of Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills to support children and young people in schools.

Minimum age restriction

Learners must be age 16+ to enrol.

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessment requirements

You will be assessed through written questions that will test the knowledge you have gained throughout the course.

Placement or Practical required

This course consists of online theory only.

Is Membership Required?

No membership required.

Certification Timeframe

Learners typically receive their certification within 12 weeks, though this can be longer if an EQA sample is required.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Qualifications

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Special Education Needs, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/3383/2)

Skills and Education Group Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. They are driven by delivering a high-quality and trusted service to Centres and learners, so that everyone gets the education they deserve.

With this home study qualification students will have an in depth knowledge of the issues and practises surrounding SEN. If they wish to their knowledge on the topic, they may choose to apply for a degree in a related area.

Alternative you can find employment in any of these areas: 

  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Foster Carer
  • Children and Families Support Worker
  • Learning Mentor
  • With further study, learners could become a fully qualified SEN or mainstream teacher, or you may be interested in related careers that would require further study, including:
  • Communication Support Worker
  • Early Years Tutor
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Portage Home Visitor

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

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