Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2


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There’s a misconception that specific learning difficulties are the same as learning disabilities. This is incorrect. They really refer to a group of conditions that affect how we process, learn or retain information. You may have heard about conditions like dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD), and dyscalculia. But are you aware of their diagnosis or how to support individuals? Whether you’re a teaching or healthcare professional, our level 2 qualification develops your knowledge of learning difficulties and barriers individuals may face.

Specific learning difficulties are prevalent throughout society. According to British Dyslexia Association, ten percent (10%) of UK population are dyslexic. Furthermore, Demos, Britain’s leading think-tank, revealed that 5% of children and 2.5% of adults are affected by ADD. (And that’s just the people diagnosed). Thing is, these specific learning difficulties affect our coping mechanisms, how we manage our surroundings, but also our relationships with others. Of course, if we can help you to prevent this, we’re ready to support you!

Perhaps you know someone with specific learning difficulties? Maybe you want to better identify and support those living these difficulties? If so, then look no further. Our level 2 is a vital addition to any teaching, social or healthcare resume. Above all, this RQF qualification quickly develops your insight into specific learning difficulties. As a result, you can better support people and advance your chosen career.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

Our RQF Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties teaches you: The characteristics of specific learning difficulties How various difficulties overlap or occur together Hyposensitivity and hypersensitivity in individuals Case studies with examples of people with difficulties Signs of learning difficulties in life, work and education Common misconceptions around learning difficulties How an individual’s learning difficulties may affect others Effects on the individual of internal and external factors The importance of formal diagnosis and barriers to diagnosis Discrimination in the workplace, education and social settings

· Who is it intended for?

This course is ideal for teaching, social or healthcare professionals looking for insight into specific learning difficulties to better support people with learning difficulties and advance their chosen career.

· Requirements

You don't need any prior skills in the subject area to start this course.

· Qualification

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

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5.0 20/09/2017
What I would highlight: Tutor was knowledgeable and always ready to help me with any questions I had. I would totally recommend them. Thank you.
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3.5 31/03/2016
What I would highlight: The facility i got from Oxbridge has been splendid, every individual i addressed was supportive and learned, in short they knew where i was, the place i needed to get to and the best course to take.
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What you'll learn on the course

Specific Learning Difficulty
Learning Difficulty
Learning assessment
Learning Processes
Learning Teaching
Learning and Development
Dyslexic Teaching
Teaching Methods
Teaching Skills
Education & Training
Autism Teaching
Autistic Children

Course programme


What is Specific Learning Difficulty?

In this unit, you’ll gain an understanding of what is meant by Specific Learning Difficulties. You will research the characteristics of different difficulties and co-occurring conditions. You’ll also consider the effects and difference between hyposensitivity and hypersensitivity.


Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Specific Learning Difficulties

In this unit, you’ll develop knowledge of of how Specific Learning Difficulties affect an individual’s life and those of others. You’ll consider the main characteristics of autistic spectrum conditions and signs of difficulties in a variety of settings. You’ll gain insight into common misconceptions and how the difficulty is a lifelong condition. You’ll understand how the attitudes of others can impact the individual. Finally, you’ll identify the strengths and barriers an individual may experience and how this can impact them.


Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties

In this unit, you’ll learn the importance of gaining an early diagnosis, the barriers of diagnosis, and the impact of delayed or non-diagnosis. You’ll also investigate the diagnosis process, the professionals involved, and assessments for difficulties.


Specific Learning Difficulties and Discrimination

In this unit, you’ll learn about the discrimination that individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties may face and about how to support individuals in work, educational and social settings. You’ll learn about the coping strategies and assistive technology that individuals may use to overcome difficulties and about the roles of professionals in supporting individuals.


The History of Learning Difficulties

In this unit, you’ll discover how attitudes, legislation and services have evolved over time to support individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties. You’ll also outline relevant legislation, polices and guidance and understand how these are implemented to better support


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