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 Educational Needs course will be perfect for any individual wishing to learn more about working within this field.
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 in 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.What you will learn
Each module is designed to give you a real insight into the Special Educational 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.Please note that as SEN systems vary in each nation of the UK - the code of practice implementation covered in Module 4 refers only to the system in England.
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 Educational 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 has 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. (Please note, each school/organisation sets its own entry requirements, so you will need to check the job description to find out what skills/qualifications are required when applying for jobs in this field - this certificate does not guarantee a job).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 Learning247.
- 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.
Module 1: Introduction to Special Education Needs
To understand Special Educational Needs
To understand who may have Special Educational Needs
To understand the most common learning disabilities that you may face in the workplace
To know and understand the characteristics required to work in this fieldModule 2 : The History and Evolution of SEN
To learn and understand the legal definition of special education needs
To learn and understand the legal definition of disability
To learn how SEN education has evolved since the 19th century
To learn about the importance of the inclusion-exclusion debateModule 3 : Constructivist Theories of Learning
To understand the theory of constructivism and how it can be applied in the classroom
To know the role of the teacher and the role of the student within a constructivist classroom
To understand the theory of social constructivism and know how it can be applied within a classroom
To be able to compare and contrast constructivism with social constructivismModule 4 : SEN Code of Practice and Its Implementation in England
To learn what the UK SEN Code of Practice is
To understand who the SEN Code of Practice applies to
To learn about the key points of the SEN Code of Practice
To understand ways to implement the SEN Code of Practice Module 5 : SENCO Support for SEN Students
To understand who the SENCO is and what their role entails in a school setting
To know what SEN Support is
To be able to identify the steps required in making a plan to meet the pupil's educational needs
To know the definitions of leadership and inclusion, and be able to apply each of these qualities in a school settingModule 6 : The Different Types of Needs
To be able to define autism, and know the ways that you can accommodate its needs
To understand what a severe learning difficulty is, and how its needs can be accommodates
To know how a specific learning difficulty differs from a severe learning difficulty, and understand how it can be accommodated in the classroom
To be able to identify the different types of physical difficulty, and how each can be accommodated in the classroom and school environmentModule 7 : Identification, Assessment and Support of SEN Pupils
To learn how to identify SEN pupils
To learn about the support children may require by age
To learn how to assess SEN pupils
To learn how to create a support plan for SEN pupilsModule 8 : Behaviours: Reasons and Restorative Practices
How to manage your time at work efficiently
To have the ability to identify the different factors that can affect a student's emotional behaviours
To understand the consequences of bad behaviour and be able to identify their underlying elements
To know the recommended methods for teaching social skills, and how they can be applied in the classroomModule 9 : Understanding Sensory Impairments and Physical Disabilities
To learn about different physical disabilities
To learn about different sensory impairments
To learn when these impairments and disabilities can be identified
To understand how educators can support disabilities and impairmentsModule 10 : Understanding and Addressing Difficulties in Cognition and Learning
To be able to identify the things that cognition is responsible for in our daily lives
To understand the concept of cognitive development and have a basic understanding of the stages introduced in this module
To be able to apply your knowledge of cognition to the special education needs environment, and associate the relationship between the two
To know the different types of cognitive disabilities, and how you can accommodate them in the classroomModule 11 : Speech, Language, and Common Communication Issues
To learn what speech, language, and communication are
To learn about different needs and difficulties in speech, language and communication
To learn how to support the needs of pupils with difficulties in communication
To learn how to foster clear communication in the classroom as a wholeModule 12 : Learning Difficulties: Autism
To be able to define autism for what it is and how it is experienced by individuals who have it
To know the difficulties that can be experienced by autistic people, as well as the common characteristics that are exhibited
To understand the diagnosis process for autism
To understand what the main causes for behaviours in autistic individuals are, as well as the best ways to deal with difficult behaviourModule 13 : Learning Difficulties : Dyslexia
To learn what dyslexia is
To understand some of the primary difficulties dyslexic learners face
To learn different methods for supporting learners in literacy
To learn different methods for support learners in numeracyModule 14 : Learning Difficulties: Dyspraxia
To understand what dyspraxia is and know the areas of life that it can affect for an individual
To know how dyspraxia is diagnosed
To be able to identify the signs and symptoms of the condition
To understand how the condition affects an individual's brainModule 15: Learning Difficulties: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
To learn what ADHD is
To learn the causes and treatments for ADHD
To learn about the identification of pupils with ADHD
To learn about ways to support pupils with ADHD in the classroomModule 16: The Importance of SEN Knowledge
To understand what SEN knowledge is
To understand how SEN knowledge is disseminated to educators
To understand the three levels of recommended SEN knowledge
To understand why SEN knowledge is importantModule 17: Specific Learning Difficulties
To be able to define what a specific learning difficulty is
To compare and contrast dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, and be able to understand what each of the disorders implies
To understand the limitations of dyspraxia and the different diagnoses
To know the characteristics of Asperger's syndrome, how it differentiates from autism, and the difficulties experienced from this disorderModule 18: Psychological Perspectives on Behaviour
To learn what the psychological perspectives on behaviour are
To learn the differences and similarities between the perspectives
To understand how to apply the perspectives in the classroom
To understand how different intervention methods apply to specific perspectivesModule 19 : Understanding and Managing Anger
To be able to define anger, and understand its causes and ways of expression
To know how anger can be a prominent characteristic in special education needs settings, and the approach you should have towards it
To understand the different methods of anger management, and know the appropriate situations to use each given methodModule 20 : Teaching Approaches and Strategies
To learn approaches and strategies for communication and interaction
To learn approaches and strategies for cognition and learning
To learn approaches and strategies for behaviour, emotional and social difficulties
To learn approaches and strategies for physical and sensory disabilitiesModule 21 : Educational Outcomes
To understand the definition of an educational outcome and what it means in terms of a student's learning capacity
To know how to assess a limitation and evaluate an educational environment in order to predict the educational outcome of a student
To be able to relate the dimensions of wellbeing to educational outcomes, and understand how these dimensions can affect such outcomes both positively and negatively
To know the different ways to target these dimensions in order to facilitate an improvement upon themModule 22 : Every Teacher's Responsibility
To learn about the different responsibilities a teacher has at school
To understand what role teachers play in different areas of the school
To understand the importance of the SENCO role
To learn about the management of resources and finances