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Special Educational Needs Level 3

Special Educational Needs Level 3 Course

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This course will take roughly 120 hours to complete.

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain the confidence required within a certain subject without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to develop your knowledge of Special Educational Needs (SEN) so that you can embark on a rewarding career or maybe you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you. Some children have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. For example:

  • behavioural/social (eg difficulty making friends)
  • reading and writing (eg dyslexia)
  • understanding things
  • concentrating (eg Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • physical needs or impairments

The Distance Learning Special Educational Needs course has been designed specifically for those aspiring to work in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) support role and is particularly suited to classroom teachers, teaching assistants and those planning a career in teaching or a role that involves support.

This course will enable students to learn how special educational needs impacts upon the learning and development of children and you will discover how you can adapt learning for children who may have language, speech or communication issues.

You will learn how to make a difference to children's learning through identifying and planning any particular special needs they may have.

What can you do with Special Educational Needs Level 3

You could work in a mixed class, a special class in a mainstream school, a special needs school, a pupil referral unit or a further education college. You may assist with whole classes, individual pupils or small groups.

With experience, you could become a special eductional needs teacher, SEN co-ordinator or head of department. At a special needs school, you could become deputy head or headteacher.

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For the Special Educational Needs Level 3 course you will cover the following content:-

Legal and regulatory requirements
Types of discrimination
The Equality Act 2010
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The United Nations Convention on Persons with Disabilities
Inclusive practice
Working in partnership
Adapting practice
Pattern and sequence of child development
Influences on development
Why development may not follow the expected pattern
Defining speech, language and communication difficulties
Effects and impact of SLC difficulties
Adapting communication methods
Supporting English as an additional language
Supporting speech and language difficulties
Psychological needs
External triggers
Autism spectrum disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
The link between SEB and language difficulties
Physical disabilities
Cystic fibrosis
Spina bifida
Visual impairments
Hearing impairments
Identifying individual needs
A child-centred approach
Assessment frameworks
The common assessment framework

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this home study course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam. The course will be delivered and assessed by the OSC.

Awarding Organisation

TQUK - Training Qualifications UK is an award winning and the fastest growing, Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation across the UK.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

The course itself has been designed by OSC Ltd to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements and Learn Now Distance Learning College are working as a reseller for OSC Ltd. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means OSC Ltd have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of their courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

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