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Course Overview

With only 10% of children with special educational needs (SEN) attending mainstream schools, it is vital that they are given as much support as possible. This level 3 course gives an insight into the various factors that impact the development of children and young people from birth.

You will learn about current legislation that informs working practices, and examine how to incorporate the perspectives of children, young people, and caregivers into learning development services through reflective practice. Understand strategies on how to guide children and young people towards positive outcomes while addressing any attitudes or behaviours that may hinder their learning opportunities.

What will I learn?

This course is made up of five units:

  • Development of children and young people
  • Professional practice in special educational needs service
  • How to support children and young people to achieve learning potential
  • How to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
  • How to support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements

This course is ideally suited for learning mentorship and family support work. It can also assist with further study towards a career in teaching or early years tutorship.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is funded via the National Skills Fund. You will be eligible for funding if:

Your income is below the income threshold applicable to your region. We can provide guidance on this when you inquire.

You do not hold a Level 3 qualification in any subject (equivalent to 2 full A levels, an advanced technical certificate or diploma)
You must also:
Currently live in England
Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study.
If you are not eligible for funding, you can fund your qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan with nothing to pay until you earn over £27k a year.
1.5m children in the UK have special educational needs
4% of pupils with SEN have an education, health and care (EHC) plan
29% of children with SEN have a learning disability
22% felt they could meet the needs of SEN pupils

Studying made simple!

We don't like to make things more complicated than they need to be... Our courses are designed to be flexible around your work and family life. 

Step 1

Submit your enrolment form

You'll get instant access to begin your course

Step 2

We'll start processing your funding application

A tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, they can be contacted via phone, text or email

Step 3

You'll receive text reminders when your work is due

Your work will be marked by your Tutor and returned to you within 7 days.

Step 4

Submit your work

Once you've finished your course, we'll apply for your certificate. This will be posted to your home address within 6 months of completing your course.

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If you'd like support with your enrolment, or want to make sure this is the right course for you, fill out your details below and a member of the team will be in touch.

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