Mental Health/ Special Educational Needs Part-time

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Available at the following campuses:

What Our Students Say

“The benefit of the creative stuff is just learning different activities that you could do with the children when you’re in the setting or learning what activities they actually like to do, or they prefer to do, that’ll actually help them with their development. You can even use [the kitchen] as different activities to do with the children, so, like making buns with them.”


“The facilities like the kitchen are so great because you get to learn about what nutrition children need, and you can make at home yourselves to look after the children or even in the nursery making different things for lunch and snack time”


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Course Information


Click Apply Now, and we will call you for an interview. We have courses at:

  • Enfield Centre, LS7
  • Deacon House, Seacroft, LS14
  • Beeston, Joseph Priestley, LS11
  • Eastgate, LS2
  • Online with Google Classroom
We have a number of qualifications available to help learners to understand how to support children and young people with special educational needs, disabilities and mental health needs.


We have a range of levels from Entry to Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Please
Apply and we will talk you through the best Pathway for you, based on your
skills and experience.

We offer many qualifications. On this pathway you might be interested in:

  • Level 2 Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Level 2 Autism
  • Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Level 2 Understanding Learning Disabilities
  • Level 2 Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years
  • Level 2 Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Level 2 Understanding Childhood Illnesses
  • Level 3 Autism
  • Level 3 Understanding Mental Health

Courses are designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of how
to support children and young people’s wellbeing, special educational needs
and/or disabilities. Learners can choose to focus on a specific area e.g. Autism
or Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia/DCD).

Find out more info on Teaching Assistant and Childcare Courses
for  September 2023 below

September 2023 Teaching Assistant Childcare Courses

Who is this course for?

Anyone who is considering a career working in Health, Social Care or Education sector.

We have online and in class courses. You can also choose between Beeston, Deacon, Enfield or Eastgate to attend in class.

Course units/modules

Your course tutor will explain once you agree on your starting point and the right course for you.

Benefits and skills

  • Flexible learning - study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs
  • A foundation for progression onto further vocational study
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities

Entry requirements

Aged 19+

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Qualifications/Jobs in Early Years, School or Health and Social Care.

Assessment types

Learners will complete a portfolio of evidence. There will also be continuous assessment which includes written tasks and activities, case studies and project work.

Course details

Duration: 18 weeks
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 78201-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

Employment Statistics

  • Health care practice managers

    Average Salary
  • Special needs education teaching professionals

    Average Salary
  • Health services and public health managers and directors

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