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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Key course information

Health and Social Care


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

Do you work in a special needs environment or are you looking to start a career helping individuals who require specific care? This qualification aims to give you the knowledge of different specific learning difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. The qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subject area.

What will I learn?

This course consists of 5 mandatory units which highlight different areas regarding learning specific individuals' difficulties:

- Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
- Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
- Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
- Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
- Understanding the context of Specific Learning Difficulties

To achieve the certificate for this course, you must successfully demonstrate you’ve understood each unit. But do not fear, if you are unsuccessful you will get the chance to resubmit your work within the registration period of 4 months.

You will need to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement within each unit. On completion of each unit, you will be asked to declare that the work produced is your own.

Entry Requirements

• Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).
• Must have lived in the UK or EU for the last three years.
• Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of the Mayor of London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands and the North of Tyne Combined Authority NTCA.
• If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
• If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

- This is a distance learning course. This means you do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a lecturer.
- You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.
- The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 4 months.

Additional Costs and Information

• This course is free however, we do have a £130 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
• Learners can only complete one NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Once you achieve this qualification you could progress to:- Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 2 and 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

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