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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.

This course is ideal for classroom teachers, teaching assistants and those who are planning a career in any teaching or support role and will need to engage with children who have special educational needs.
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Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X308

NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK.  Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years.

Study Hours

Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Assessment

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by NCFE IIQ and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Difficulty
Level 3
Entry requirements
You must be a qualified teaching assistant to study this course.
Section 1
Working with Children with Special Educational Needs

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

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