Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties qualification is to equip learners with the knowledge of Specific Learning Difficulties, including how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported.

Course Duration Course Duration: 8 weeks
Course Level Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees Course Fees: Free
Important Information

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials and administration plus any registration costs that may have been incurred.

Courses are fully funded for people who have lived in England for the past three years and are classed as “home fee paying students”, are aged 19 yrs or over and are not currently accessing any other government funding.

What You Will Learn

Learners will gain an understanding of what is meant by Specific Learning Difficulties. They will research the characteristics of different difficulties and gain an understanding of common misconceptions and how the difficulty is a lifelong condition.

They will learn how the attitudes of others can impact on the individual.  Learners will develop an understanding of  the importance of gaining an early diagnosis and the impact of delayed or non-diagnosis. They will also investigate the diagnosis process and the professionals involved.

The course will also cover how attitudes, legislation and services have evolved over time to support individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties

Module A

  • Unit 01+03 Signs, symptoms and diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Unit 02 Living with a Specific Learning Difficulty

Module B

  • Unit 04 Best practice relating to Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Unit 05 Sources of information, support, legislation and guidance relevant to Specific Learning Difficulties
Entry Requirements

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent. 

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the attached instructions to undertake a literacy assessment on line.

This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

Instructions are available here, and more information can be found at www.learnmyway.com.

How is it Assessed

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions in a work booklet, either handwritten answers or completion of the assessment booklet using an electronic template which can be provided.

The course requires you to submit 2 written assessments and you have 4 weeks to submit each one.

Course Documents

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.TQUK.org or click here. 

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Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are now completely free of charge.

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