Special Education Needs Diploma (Level 2,3&4) Online Training Course

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Course Description

** Updated February 2018 **

Are you interested in working with people who have special needs, especially when it comes to dealing with their education? Would you like to experience the amazing feeling of knowing that you have helped an individual with specific needs to overcome adversity and to be able to teach them brand new skills? If so, then our Special Education Needs course will be perfect for any individual seeking a brand new career change allowing you to work within this field to a satisfactory standard.

Introduction to the SEND Course

Our SEND course consists of 22 individual modules that will take you through the entire process of teaching individuals with special needs. The course is designed to provide you with the tools that you will require in order to make a difference to how individuals are taught, and give you a better understanding of their requirements and the challenges they face.

By the end of the course you will be asked to take a test in order to show that you have understood the information provided throughout the various modules. This will then give you the knowledge to be able to work within this field.

What you will learn

Each module is designed to give you a real insight into the Special Education Needs industry from start to finish.

In addition, the modules will also cover the relevant code of practice that any practitioner within this field needs to be aware of to ensure that potentially vulnerable individuals are being taught in the correct manner.

As you move further into the course, you will be taken through various disabilities, both physical and mental, to provide you with a better understanding of how to handle their issues allowing them to make better progress than ever before. There will also be specific details on issues such as autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD, due to the complexities surrounding the handling of these issues.

Furthermore, our Special Education Needs course is designed to help you deal with issues that may arise at various times, including anger from the individuals you are dealing with on a daily basis. This is regarded as being an important skill for any educator to have at their disposal due to the nature of the work that they do, hence it being given its own module to give you the best possible insight into handling that situation. We will also provide you with information on psychological issues and behaviours to give you an all-round understanding of their needs.

Finally, you will be taught the latest and best teaching methods and strategies for this particular field, allowing you to better prepare each and every lesson to make sure that the individuals will be able to get the absolute most out of each session. Once the course is completed, you will be better placed to work within this field and able to handle any situation that may arise throughout your working day.

You will learn:
  • An understanding of what is involved in SEND
  • The code of practice that you must abide by
  • How to understand various disabilities
  • How to cope with anger issues
  • The psychological impact and dealing with problems
  • How to best structure a class for each individual
  • The latest teaching methods and strategies
  • The outcome of education
  • Your responsibility as a teacher


With our SEND Course there are a number of benefits of using New Skills Academy.

    • Learn at your own pace
    • Learn from the comfort of your own home
    • Easy to follow modules broken down into easy to follow segments
    • Industry recognised certificate
    • Change your career thanks to our course
    • Work in a rewarding environment
    • Use any device to study the course, anywhere and at any time
    • Get online support when you study via our academy
    • Lifetime access to the modules

    By studying our SEND course you will open up the doors to a brand new career and one that will be extremely challenging and yet also extremely rewarding.

    Who can take the course?
    Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.

    What is the structure of the course?
    The course is broken down into 22 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

    Where / when can I study the course?
    You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!

    Is there a test at the end of the course?
    Once you have completed all modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.

    What is the pass mark for the final test?
    The pass mark for the test is 70%. If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

    When will I receive my certificate?
    Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.

    How long does it take to complete the course?
    We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.

    Course Content

                                                • Module 1: Introduction to Special Education Needs
                                                • Module 2 : The History and Evolution of SEN
                                                • Module 3 : Constructivist Theories of Learning
                                                • Module 4 : SEN Code of Practice
                                                • Module 5 : SENCO Support for SEN Students
                                                • Module 6 : The Different Types of Needs
                                                • Module 7 : Identification, Assessment and Support of SEN Pupils
                                                • Module 8 : Behaviours: Reasons and Restorative Practices
                                                • Module 9 : Understanding Sensory Impairments and Physical Disabilities
                                                • Module 10 : Understanding and Addressing Difficulties in Cognition and Learning
                                                • Module 11 : Speech, Language, and Common Communication Issues
                                                • Module 12 : Learning Difficulties: Autism
                                                • Module 13 : Learning Difficulties – Dyslexia
                                                • Module 14 : Learning Difficulties: Dyspraxia
                                                • Module 15: Learning Difficulties: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
                                                • Module 16: The Importance of SEN Knowledge
                                                • Module 17: Specific Learning Difficulties
                                                • Module 18: Psychological Perspectives on Behaviour
                                                • Module 19 : Understanding and Managing Anger
                                                • Module 20 : Teaching Approaches and Strategies
                                                • Module 21 : Educational Outcomes
                                                • Module 22 : Every Teacher’s Responsibility

                                                                                            Course Detail

                                                                                            • Course Access: Lifetime
                                                                                            • Exams Included: Yes
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