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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties


Health and Social Care

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



16 weeks


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Course Overview

This qualification aims to give learners 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 is made up of five mandatory units as follows:
• Understand Specific Learning Difficulties
• Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
• Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
• Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
• Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This course is delivered purely online with digital content. Upon enrolment Learners are sent login details for our e-assessor system where they will access all course materials including workbooks and questions. Learners will also submit all work via this system which will then be marked by an Assessor and feedback provided.

Due to the nature of these Distance Learning courses, the emphasis is very much on self-directed study.

Learners should be able to take all the information needed to complete the course from the Workbooks but will also receive high level support from their Assessor and the Distance Learning Team.

Each unit will have a set deadline so Learners can plan their study time to fit in with these dates.

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 EAA for the last three years.

Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of London, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority, the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Additional Costs and Information

The allotted time for completion of this course is four months.

What Could I Do Next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism • Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities • 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 • Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication.

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