Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Certificate Level 2

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This qualification is studied online and aims to develop learners’ understanding of different specific learning difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported.

Course Information

The qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subject area, including those working within healthcare, social care and education contexts.

The course is studied online, enabling you to benefit from flexible study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs. You will gain a valuable qualification which will enhance your CV and future career opportunities. You will be supported online by experienced tutors who will help to guide you through your learning programme. Full training will be given to enable you to access the learning experiences provided online.


Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for learners who provide direct support (including parents and carers) and those working in sectors such as education, social care, healthcare, leisure and entertainment.

Units / Modules

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • Understanding specific learning difficulties
  • Understanding the effects of specific learning difficulties
  • Understanding the diagnosis of specific learning difficulties
  • How to support individuals with specific learning difficulties
  • The context of specific learning difficulties

Benefits / Skills

  • Flexible learning - study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs
  • Accredited qualification to enhance your CV
  • Greater awareness of how to support individuals with specific learning difficulties
  • A foundation for progression onto further study in special educational needs
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry or experience requirements, however you will need to be at Level 1 for literacy.

Career Progression

Progression may include:

  • Understanding Autism Level 2
  • Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificates Level 2 and 3
  • Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma Level 2 and 3

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Course Details


6-8 weeks

Study Type

Part time

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Trips and Opportunities

Flexible online learning


Understanding the principles of supporting individuals with autism

Extra Curriculum

No experience required

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