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Understanding Specific Learning Disabilities - Level 2 ONLINE

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CYO4904Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2 ONLINE01/09/202131/07/2022  ONLINEAvailable for enrolments
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If you are studying on a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you are entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • We need to check what course you are enrolling on and what your age and income status is first.
  • You may be entitled to a free or reduced cost place if you are working but on a low wage – as set out in the GLA or ESFA funding rules or are in receipt of:
  • Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit with income of less than £18,000 per year
  • Income support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Carers Allowance
  • Council Tax ReductionFor qualification based courses, the course will be free if you are working and earn less than £20962.00 annual gross salary inside Greater London Authority (GLA) or £16009.50 (outside GLA)

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit and you wish to claim concessionary rates please contact Customer Services who will be pleased to advise you on your entitlement. In addition, if you receive other allowances you may also be eligible to enrol at concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

More information about this Course


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This is an online course, you can enrol and start at any time between the advertised start date and the end date. Flexible Learning - An interview is essential for this course

How will the course benefit me
Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. As this affects around 15% of people, it is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different learning difficulties. The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with knowledge of a range of specific 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.

Entry Requirements
Spoken and written English at Level 2 and be a confident IT user - experience in using web-based portfolios would be beneficial. You will also need to be be motivated to undertake personal study and homework of at least 3 - 5 hours each week and be willing to participate in occasional online tutorials if required. You will need an email address to use the EQUAL online learning platform.

What will I learn
How to use Google Education suite (email, online video conferencing, uploading coursework). 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 (And bring over the list of outcomes from the existing CFS/or sheet I already sent)

Course Delivery
You must have access to the internet and a suitable device, preferably a PC or laptop to enable you to access the EQUAL online learning platform. You will be given access to online workbooks and materials which will take you step by step through the course and help you to develop independent learning skills. You will be supported by an experienced assessor who will contact you at the beginning of the course and provide feedback on the assessments you complete via the EQUAL online learning platform, at various intervals throughout the course. You will receive email reminders from the EQUAL platform when assessments are due. All evidence is submitted through a web-based portfolio.

Learning Assessment
You will complete an online portfolio of evidence demonstrating how you meet the qualification criteria. The average time to complete this online course is 12 weeks you may however complete in fewer weeks or it may take you longer. It will depend on your commitment to the course. You will however be expected to complete all assessments within the academic year you commence the course in.

Extra Costs
To fully participate in this FULLY ONLINE course you will need: - a PC/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome) - your device will need a microphone and preferably a camera - you will need access to a reliable internet connection.

Progression Routes
This course supports progression onto a range of other online vocational courses. You may also be interested in our online auto assessed CPD Certified courses that are also on the EQUAL online learning platform.

Health & Safety
You will be need to be familiar with staying safe while learning online. If you have not completed any online- safety training it would be beneficial to complete an online safety module. You can find modules here https://www.learnmyway.com/subjects/online-safety/ . You can register for free using our log in 3453711. You will need to use your personal email to account to to access the EQUAL secure online learning platform. Depending on the course you are enrolled for you may need a private space while participating in the online part of the course.

Covid H&S
You will be expected to follow the social distancing arrangements in place for the safety of staff and learners.

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