Additional Support for Children with Special Education Needs (SEN)

A SEN Course, such as Additional Support for Children with Special Education Needs have been designed for those aiming to work in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) support role with children.

An ideal course for qualified classroom teachers and teaching assistants who engage with children with special educational needs. If you’re planning a career in any teaching or support role, our SEN course will be ideal if your aim is to support children with special education needs.

You must be a qualified teaching assistant to study this course. Get qualified today with our Supporting Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 3 Certificate.

Online SEN Courses are a field that is growing in demand meaning that there are more opportunities for you. If you want to help children and you are looking for a role in education, this job could be perfect for you.  To become a special educational needs teacher, you will need to be able to deal with challenging behaviour. You’ll also need good organisational skills.

A distance learning course is an ideal way to gain a certificate in Special Educational Needs (SEN). This online SEN course is flexible and convenient. There is no job more rewarding than seeing a child with special needs blossom with your support.

As a SEN teacher, your work could involve:

  • Teaching National Curriculum subjects, which may have been adapted to pupils’ needs
  • Helping pupils to develop their self-confidence, independence, abilities and attitudes
  • Preparing lessons and teaching materials
  • Marking and assessing work
  • Putting up displays in the classroom
  • Working with other professionals, such as medical professionals, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists
  • Speaking to parents and carers about their children’s progress
  • Going to meetings and training
  • Organising outings, social activities and sporting events.

You could work with children with wide-ranging and complex learning disabilities, including:

  • Autism
  • Asperger’s
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Hearing difficulties and visual impairment

The field of child development seeks to account for the evolution of children’s abilities and behaviours by uncovering the processes that underlie these changes and the strategies that children use. This course will pay particular attention to the knowledge required in order to provide the correct path to understanding and demonstrating this continually evolving field.

On this course you will:

  • Learn how special educational needs impact upon the learning and development of children
  • Discover how you can adapt learning for children with speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Learn the different methods of adapting learning for children with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties
  • Discover you can make a difference to children’s learning through identifying and planning for the special educational needs (SENs) of each individual
  • Understand the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties
  • Give your career a boost with this expert knowledge.

“Detailed and informative, very pleased with my tutor. Hope this will help with my chosen career!”


“I wanted to do this course as a parent of a child with SEN, very informative and pleased i did it.”


“Just started my second course, thanks to Oxbridge Home Learning I am well on the way to achieving my dream career!”


“Fully recommend taking this course from Oxbridge Home Learning, everything was very simple no problem and a delight to work with, I thoroughly enjoyed my course”

C Flaherty

“So i am now on my way to my dream job, helping and being a support teacher to children with learning difficulties, absolutely loved my course great help support and prompt replies if i needed them . Great!”


“Has enabled my quest to make a difference to be so much easier.”

Jasmine Newland

“I am pleased to say i have just finished the SEN course for my CPD, I was very impressed with the amount of details and information included, the tutor support and the cost of the course. Your customer service is excellent and your staff are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do and that comes through from the very first phone call. I would certainly study with you again. ”

A. Nasri

“speedy replies and results, very positive and encouraging”

S. Cochran

“Exciting and challenging course.”

Lydia Pearce

“ I'm looking forward to getting started on my second course (HLT) loved this course and feel as though i have learnt so much. ”

Louise Turrell

“I would recommend learning a course via distance learning to anyone wanting to discover a new skill or add to existing skills as they work and juggle a home life. Its not always easy as it it difficult to set aside time but its well worth the benefits and when you receive your certificate you are very chuffed with yourself. ”

Angela Deakin

“Engaging, rewarding, motivational, challenging and worthwhile. ”

Brianna T.

“I have a child with special needs and this course has really helped my get to grips with a better way of handling some things and im now able to help others understand his needs too. I haven't used this course to help me get work or to enhance my CV- just to enhance my own understanding and the life of my son. ”

Freya Baker

“I enrolled on this course to expand my knowledge as a TA and for my own interest also. The website is clear and easy to use and i really liked the feel of this college compared to some others. The advisor was so helpful and knowledgeable, and the course has been really interesting and engaging. I am really looking forward to getting back to school to implement some of the additional things i have so far learnt. ”

Claire Wilkes

“This SEN course is the 2nd course I have studied with you, on both occasions i have had great customer service, excellent materials and support, can't wait to choose another course with you to add to my expanding CV.”

Julie Lauren

“My tutor was fantastic and I've gained a real understanding to help me to deal with what were considered problem individuals in my classes. I'm so glad I did this course and feel it's really helped me understand the children I teach better.”

Mario C

“my course is easy to follow and although i've only done one tma so far i feel motivated and up for getting the rest done as soon as i can”


“I have a child with special needs and wanted to do this course so i could work with special needs children in the future. I have been a teaching assistant for a few years and i want my career to head more towards this direction. I have learnt so much so far, thank you for this learning experience and the opportunity to potentially go on and help others. I have learnt lots of new skills and re-visited some forgotten or rusty ones also. My tutor has been great; supportive and ive really felt myself opening up to her about my concerns. ”

Shona Barker

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