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

Overview

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.

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: Development of Children and Young People

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the different areas of development from birth to 19 years.
  2. Understand the factors that can influence children and young people’s development.
  3. Understand how the main child development theorists influence current practice.
  4. Understand the importance of development norms and timeframes in recognising development and behaviour.
  5. Know how to monitor children and young people’s development to determine whether the child is developing according to expected norms.

 

Unit 2: Professional Practice in Special Educational Needs Services

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the principles of special educational needs services.
  2. Understand current legislation and guidelines that informs the practice of working within special educational needs services.
  3. Understand how the views of children, young people and carers can be used to improve learning development and support services.
  4. Understand the importance of reflective practice to inform and improve practice and development.

 

Unit 3: Understand How to Support Children and Young People to Achieve Learning Potential

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the importance of active participation of children and young people in decisions affecting their lives.
  2. Understand the importance of assessment and planning for children and young people towards the achievement of positive outcomes.
  3. Know how to support children or young people to recognise and deal with attitudes or behaviour that may undermine their learning opportunities.
  4. Understand the importance of the provision of environments and services that promote the development of children or young people.

 

Unit 4: Understand How to Support Children and Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the way in which behaviour, social and emotional difficulties are linked with speech, language and communication.
  2. Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people.
  3. Understand how to support positive speech, language and communication development for children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development difficulties.
  4. Understand how environments support speech, language and communication.
  5. Know how to work with others in order to support the speech, language and communication development of children and young people with behavioural, emotional and social development needs.

 

Unit 5: Understand How to Support Disabled Children and Young People and those with Specific Requirements

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the possible impact of disability, special requirements (additional needs) and attitudes on positive outcomes for children and young people.
  2. Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion in promoting positive outcomes for children and young people.
  3. Understand how integrated and multi-agency working impacts on positive outcomes for children and young people.
  4. Understand the legal requirements for recording, sharing and storing of information.

Requirements

This certification does not require a placement.  Assessment will be conducted through a portfolio of evidence and it is designed to be accessible and inclusive.

Access to this course is opened to students of all academic backgrounds and experience.

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

This Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Special Needs (RQF) awarded by Open College Network West Midlands will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to analyse and address the different challenges that SEN teachers and social workers are likely to encounter. Learners will also understand working with individuals and with small groups as well as gaining essential insight into supporting pupils with special educational needs (SEN) to achieve their very best learning potential.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Developing your career

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

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.

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: Development of Children and Young People

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the different areas of development from birth to 19 years.
  2. Understand the factors that can influence children and young people’s development.
  3. Understand how the main child development theorists influence current practice.
  4. Understand the importance of development norms and timeframes in recognising development and behaviour.
  5. Know how to monitor children and young people’s development to determine whether the child is developing according to expected norms.

 

Unit 2: Professional Practice in Special Educational Needs Services

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the principles of special educational needs services.
  2. Understand current legislation and guidelines that informs the practice of working within special educational needs services.
  3. Understand how the views of children, young people and carers can be used to improve learning development and support services.
  4. Understand the importance of reflective practice to inform and improve practice and development.

 

Unit 3: Understand How to Support Children and Young People to Achieve Learning Potential

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the importance of active participation of children and young people in decisions affecting their lives.
  2. Understand the importance of assessment and planning for children and young people towards the achievement of positive outcomes.
  3. Know how to support children or young people to recognise and deal with attitudes or behaviour that may undermine their learning opportunities.
  4. Understand the importance of the provision of environments and services that promote the development of children or young people.

 

Unit 4: Understand How to Support Children and Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the way in which behaviour, social and emotional difficulties are linked with speech, language and communication.
  2. Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people.
  3. Understand how to support positive speech, language and communication development for children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social development difficulties.
  4. Understand how environments support speech, language and communication.
  5. Know how to work with others in order to support the speech, language and communication development of children and young people with behavioural, emotional and social development needs.

 

Unit 5: Understand How to Support Disabled Children and Young People and those with Specific Requirements

On completion of this unit you will:

  1. Understand the possible impact of disability, special requirements (additional needs) and attitudes on positive outcomes for children and young people.
  2. Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion in promoting positive outcomes for children and young people.
  3. Understand how integrated and multi-agency working impacts on positive outcomes for children and young people.
  4. Understand the legal requirements for recording, sharing and storing of information.

Requirements

This certification does not require a placement.  Assessment will be conducted through a portfolio of evidence and it is designed to be accessible and inclusive.

Access to this course is opened to students of all academic backgrounds and experience.

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

This Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Special Needs (RQF) awarded by Open College Network West Midlands will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to analyse and address the different challenges that SEN teachers and social workers are likely to encounter. Learners will also understand working with individuals and with small groups as well as gaining essential insight into supporting pupils with special educational needs (SEN) to achieve their very best learning potential.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

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

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