Distance Learning

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Certificate

Course Overview

  • Campuses

  • Qualification

    Distance Learning
  • Subject

    Health, Childcare and Education
  • Duration

    10-12 weeks
  • Course Target


Course Fees

*This course is free for all applicants

Entry requirements

Eligibility criteria:

- Age 19+
- Lived in the EU for 3 years.


This is a 12 week course for adults with continuous start dates throughout the year. With guidance and support you'll work online towards achieving a recognised Level 2 qualification, and receive your certificate on completion. Please apply or contact us for further information.

The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with the knowledge of different learning difficulties, such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. The course is aimed at learners looking to improve their understanding and awareness of the below key topics, especially those working in healthcare, social care and education.

What you will learn:

- 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.

  • Assessment Criteria

    You will learn:

    - The characteristics of ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and dyscalculia;
    - How specific learning difficulties can affect children and adults in different ways;
    - The importance of early diagnosis;
    - The various assessment methods available to diagnose specific learning difficulties;
    - How individuals can be supported to gain, start and continue with study and employment.

    As part of your registration process for online learning you will have to attend a short induction to provide evidence of your eligibility. You will not have to attend an interview.

Further Information

Learner Benefits:

- Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification;
- Evidence your competency to employers;
- Further your personal and professional development;
- Gain an understanding of how Specific Learning Difficulties affect an individual’s life and those of others;
- Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.

Business Benefits:

- Evidence of competency for external stakeholders;
- Allows employees to gain relevant skills, knowledge and understanding;
- Reduces risk of malpractice by understanding Specific Learning Difficulties.

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