Diploma In Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Online Course

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Diploma In Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Online Course

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Gain Comprehensive Knowledge That Will Enable You To Utilise Teaching Methods

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course is designed to arm its students with a comprehensive knowledge that will enable them to utilises a variety of teaching methods and practices to suit the different preferred learning styles of the children they teach.

Every child is different and has their own unique pattern of how they learn about the world around them. Good classroom teaching should use a variety of teaching methods to reflect the different preferred learning styles of the children in the class, and to enable every child to be able to engage in learning.

When a child has special educational needs or a disability, learning can be much harder and it doesn’t always happen as easily as it does for other children. Different styles of teaching, resources, additional equipment, or adaptations to the classroom may have to be made to enable children with additional needs in order for them to reach their full potential.

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability

Special Educational Needs and Disability is abbreviated to SEND, and this term will be used throughout this and the following modules of this course.

SEND education takes place in the context of current legislation, so the way it is implemented will alter from one country to the next, however, many of the principles are similar and there are commonalities in terms of best practice regardless of location.

What is a Special Educational Need or Disability?

The term “Special Educational Needs” has a legal definition that is covered by both The Education Act of 1996 and the more recent Children and Families Act of 2014. To have a Special Educational Need, a child must have a learning difficulty or learning disability that makes it significantly harder for them to learn or to access education compared to most children of the same age.

The term “Disability” also has a legal definition under the Equality Act 2010. A person has a disability if they have a physical or a mental impairment that has a “substantial” and “long-term” negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

The terms “Substantial” and “Long-Term” are also defined within the same Act as being:

Substantial – more than minor or trivial. For instance, it would take someone significantly longer to complete a normal daily task such as getting dressed.

Long-term – is defined as lasting for more than 12 months.

Altogether, around 16% of all children and young people will be identified as having some form of SEN at some stage during their education, although most of them will have their educational needs successfully met within the mainstream classroom. Just over 1% of children will have a level of SEN that is so significant that they may need a specialist educational provision, such as attending a special school.

The is a lot of cross-over between special educational needs and disability, and many children who have a disability will also have an additional special educational need. However, this isn’t always the case, and every child’s need should be addressed individually.

There are many different types of educational need, and even with children who have broadly similar needs, the approaches each child will benefit from may vary widely. Here are some of the types of need that the term SEN covers:

  • A specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • A learning disability, which can be mild, moderate, severe or profound and multiple
  • A Speech and Language Disorder
  • A Sensory Processing Disorder
  • An Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • A behavioural, emotional or social difficulty

There is sometimes confusion over the terms “Learning Difficulty” and “Learning Disability”. A learning difficulty normally refers to a specific aspect of learning, such as Dyslexia which affects the acquisition of reading skills. A Learning Disability normally refers to an Intellectual Impairment and there are different levels of Learning Disability depending on severity, ranging from Mild to Profound and Multiple.

However, many children have both a Learning Disability and at least one Learning Difficulty, as well as other disabilities or medical conditions.

Who would benefit from the course?

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course is primarily suited to educators, parents, and those who care for children with special needs or disabilities. The course is also excellent for those who wish to begin a career within the education industry or who are interested in teaching theories and practices.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Special Educational Needs and Disability
  2. Comprehensive 6 module Accredited Certificate in Special Educational Needs and Disability SEND Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading SEND experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1 Introduction

  • Part 1: Every Child is a Unique Learner
  • Part 2: Theories of Learning and Development
  • Part 3: Person-Centred Approach
  • Part 4: Working with Parents
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Childhood Learning Disabilities

  • Part 1: What is a Learning Disability?
  • Part 2: Learning Disability and Education – a Historical Perspective
  • Part 3: Four Aspects of Modifying Teaching and Learning for SEND children
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Autism

  • Part 1: Definition of Autism
  • Part 2: Associated Conditions
  • Part 3: Therapeutic Approaches for Managing Autism
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties

  • Part 1: Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties
  • Part 2: The school day
  • Part 3: Working with Parents
  • Part 4: Anxiety, depression and other mental health issues
  • Part 5: Key workers in working with children with SEND and EBSD and their roles
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Specific Learning Difficulties. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and Dyspraxia

  • Part 1: Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Part 2: Dysgraphia 
  • Part 3: Dyscalculia 
  • Part 4: Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder) 
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Speech, Language & Communication Needs

  • Part 1: The Importance of Communication

  • Part 2: Four Main Types of Communication Disorders
  • Part 3: Communication Disorders seen in Children
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader



The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

About this Course

Gain Comprehensive Knowledge That Will Enable You To Utilise Teaching Methods

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course is designed to arm its students with a comprehensive knowledge that will enable them to utilises a variety of teaching methods and practices to suit the different preferred learning styles of the children they teach.

Every child is different and has their own unique pattern of how they learn about the world around them. Good classroom teaching should use a variety of teaching methods to reflect the different preferred learning styles of the children in the class, and to enable every child to be able to engage in learning.

When a child has special educational needs or a disability, learning can be much harder and it doesn’t always happen as easily as it does for other children. Different styles of teaching, resources, additional equipment, or adaptations to the classroom may have to be made to enable children with additional needs in order for them to reach their full potential.

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability

Special Educational Needs and Disability is abbreviated to SEND, and this term will be used throughout this and the following modules of this course.

SEND education takes place in the context of current legislation, so the way it is implemented will alter from one country to the next, however, many of the principles are similar and there are commonalities in terms of best practice regardless of location.

What is a Special Educational Need or Disability?

The term “Special Educational Needs” has a legal definition that is covered by both The Education Act of 1996 and the more recent Children and Families Act of 2014. To have a Special Educational Need, a child must have a learning difficulty or learning disability that makes it significantly harder for them to learn or to access education compared to most children of the same age.

The term “Disability” also has a legal definition under the Equality Act 2010. A person has a disability if they have a physical or a mental impairment that has a “substantial” and “long-term” negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

The terms “Substantial” and “Long-Term” are also defined within the same Act as being:

Substantial – more than minor or trivial. For instance, it would take someone significantly longer to complete a normal daily task such as getting dressed.

Long-term – is defined as lasting for more than 12 months.

Altogether, around 16% of all children and young people will be identified as having some form of SEN at some stage during their education, although most of them will have their educational needs successfully met within the mainstream classroom. Just over 1% of children will have a level of SEN that is so significant that they may need a specialist educational provision, such as attending a special school.

The is a lot of cross-over between special educational needs and disability, and many children who have a disability will also have an additional special educational need. However, this isn’t always the case, and every child’s need should be addressed individually.

There are many different types of educational need, and even with children who have broadly similar needs, the approaches each child will benefit from may vary widely. Here are some of the types of need that the term SEN covers:

  • A specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • A learning disability, which can be mild, moderate, severe or profound and multiple
  • A Speech and Language Disorder
  • A Sensory Processing Disorder
  • An Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • A behavioural, emotional or social difficulty

There is sometimes confusion over the terms “Learning Difficulty” and “Learning Disability”. A learning difficulty normally refers to a specific aspect of learning, such as Dyslexia which affects the acquisition of reading skills. A Learning Disability normally refers to an Intellectual Impairment and there are different levels of Learning Disability depending on severity, ranging from Mild to Profound and Multiple.

However, many children have both a Learning Disability and at least one Learning Difficulty, as well as other disabilities or medical conditions.

Who would benefit from the course?

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course is primarily suited to educators, parents, and those who care for children with special needs or disabilities. The course is also excellent for those who wish to begin a career within the education industry or who are interested in teaching theories and practices.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Special Educational Needs and Disability
  2. Comprehensive 6 module Accredited Certificate in Special Educational Needs and Disability SEND Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading SEND experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1 Introduction

  • Part 1: Every Child is a Unique Learner
  • Part 2: Theories of Learning and Development
  • Part 3: Person-Centred Approach
  • Part 4: Working with Parents
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Childhood Learning Disabilities

  • Part 1: What is a Learning Disability?
  • Part 2: Learning Disability and Education – a Historical Perspective
  • Part 3: Four Aspects of Modifying Teaching and Learning for SEND children
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Autism

  • Part 1: Definition of Autism
  • Part 2: Associated Conditions
  • Part 3: Therapeutic Approaches for Managing Autism
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties

  • Part 1: Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties
  • Part 2: The school day
  • Part 3: Working with Parents
  • Part 4: Anxiety, depression and other mental health issues
  • Part 5: Key workers in working with children with SEND and EBSD and their roles
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Specific Learning Difficulties. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and Dyspraxia

  • Part 1: Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Part 2: Dysgraphia 
  • Part 3: Dyscalculia 
  • Part 4: Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder) 
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Speech, Language & Communication Needs

  • Part 1: The Importance of Communication

  • Part 2: Four Main Types of Communication Disorders
  • Part 3: Communication Disorders seen in Children
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader



The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

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Course ID No.: 012CE213
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access-Study at your own pace
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 150 hours of study
Assessments: Yes
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