An Introduction to Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) Beginners’ Course

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If you would like to learn how to support children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) such as dyslexia and autism, this course is for you. It will provide you with a basic understanding of SEN and will teach you how to provide effective support. It is ideal for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and skills, particularly those keen to start an SEN-related career.

Course Information

This course is fully online with tutor support and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who has access to the internet and a smart device. You will be assessed via written tasks and projects and do not need any formal qualifications to be able to study this programme.

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.


Benefits / Skills

Benefits of this programme include:

  • Introduces different types of special educational needs (SEN).
  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Includes progression support to pursue further study.
  • Covers basic SEN knowledge and support strategies.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic digital skills.

Career Progression

Progression may include accredited childcare, teaching assistant or special educational needs (SEN) courses.

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Course Details


4 sessions (10-20 total hours)

Study Type

Part time

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Course Fee (Adult)

£362 plus exam fee of £53   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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