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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties including Autism

Concessionary Fee: £20.00
Course Level

Level 2

Start Date

Tue 29 Sep 2020


10 weeks

Concessionary Fee: £20.00


Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. As this affects around 15% of people, it is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different learning difficulties. The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with knowledge of a range of specific learning difficulties, such as Autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. The course is aimed at learners looking to improve their understanding and awareness of the below key topics, especially those working in healthcare, social care and education.

Course content:

The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with the knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. 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 qualification is also suitable for school staff, care staff or anyone looking to build their knowledge of dyslexia, Autism and other learning difficulties.


  • None but a basic level of English is necessary.

What do I need to do this course?

Pen and paper.

Teaching Methods

  • 10 half day sessions to complete workbooks.

  • How is your progress checked?

    By completion of a portfolio of work to show that you are competent to the standards (DFES). There is a process of quality checking, which is designed to make sure that the qualification is quality driven. The final portfolio is checked by the awarding body to check that standards are maintained in line with other providers country wide.

  • Extra study or practice required at home.

    You will need to complete homework ready for the next session, which will typically take no more than 2 hours a week.

  • What can I do after this course?

    Other PACA Adult Learning courses - Understanding Challenging Behaviour, Support Work in Schools L2, Understandanding Children's and Young People's Mental Health.

  • Contact the office - 01273 422632 for further information.

Concessionary Fee: £20.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Gill Cox
  • Time: 0900 - 1300
  • Provision: FE
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: PACA
  • Full fee: £400
  • Concessionary fee: £20