Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties including Autism

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.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 14th January 2020
0900 - 1300
DURATION:
10 weeks
Code:
FE053
Full fee:
£400
Concessionary fee:*
£20

TUTOR:

Gill Cox

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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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 AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Understand specific learning difficulties
  • Understand the effects of specific learning difficulties
  • Understand the diagnosis of specific learning difficulties
  • Understand the context of specific learning difficulties.
  • 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.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    10 half day sessions to complete workbooks.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    None but a basic level of English is necessary.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    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.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Pen and paper.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    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.

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    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.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Tue, 1st October 2019
    0900 - 1300
    DURATION:
    10 weeks
    Code:
    FE023
    Full fee:
    £400
    Concessionary fee:*
    £20

    TUTOR:

    Gill Cox

    Address

    PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
    View map

    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 AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Understand specific learning difficulties
  • Understand the effects of specific learning difficulties
  • Understand the diagnosis of specific learning difficulties
  • Understand the context of specific learning difficulties.
  • 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.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    10 half day sessions to complete workbooks.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    None but a basic level of English is necessary.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    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.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Pen and paper.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    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.

    Share this page!

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    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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