The Complete SEND Diploma (Level 2, 3 & 4)


Are you interested in working with people who have special needs, especially when it comes to dealing with their education? Our SEND course consists of 22 individual modules that will take you through the entire process of teaching individuals with special needs.


Are you interested in working with people who have special needs, especially when it comes to dealing with their education? Would you like to experience the amazing feeling of knowing that you have helped an individual with specific needs to overcome adversity and to be able to teach them brand new skills? If so, then our Special Education Needs course will be perfect for any individual seeking a brand new career change allowing you to work within this field to a satisfactory standard.

Introduction to the SEND Course

Our SEND course consists of 22 individual modules that will take you through the entire process of teaching individuals with special needs. The course is designed to provide you with the tools that you will require in order to make a difference to how individuals are taught, and give you a better understanding of their requirements and the challenges they face.

By the end of the course you will be asked to take a test in order to show that you have understood the information provided throughout the various modules. This will then give you the knowledge to be able to work within this field.

What you will learn:

Each module is designed to give you a real insight into the Special Education Needs industry from start to finish.

In addition, the modules will also cover the relevant code of practice that any practitioner within this field needs to be aware of to ensure that potentially vulnerable individuals are being taught in the correct manner.

Please note that as SEN systems vary in each nation of the UK – the code of practice implementation covered in Module 4 refers only to the system in England.

As you move further into the course, you will be taken through various disabilities, both physical and mental, to provide you with a better understanding of how to handle their issues allowing them to make better progress than ever before. There will also be specific details on issues such as autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD, due to the complexities surrounding the handling of these issues.

Furthermore, our Special Education Needs course is designed to help you deal with issues that may arise at various times, including anger from the individuals you are dealing with on a daily basis. This is regarded as being an important skill for any educator to have at their disposal due to the nature of the work that they do, hence it being given its own module to give you the best possible insight into handling that situation. We will also provide you with information on psychological issues and behaviours to give you an all-round understanding of their needs.

Finally, you will be taught the latest and best teaching methods and strategies for this particular field, allowing you to better prepare each and every lesson to make sure that the individuals will be able to get the absolute most out of each session. Once the course is completed, you will be better placed to work within this field and able to handle any situation that may arise throughout your working day.

You will learn:

  • An understanding of what is involved in SEND
  • The code of practice that you must abide by
  • How to understand various disabilities
  • How to cope with anger issues
  • The psychological impact and dealing with problems
  • How to best structure a class for each individual
  • The latest teaching methods and strategies
  • The outcome of education
  • Your responsibility as a teacher

Benefits of the course:

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home
  • Easy to follow modules broken down into easy to follow segments
  • Industry recognised certificate
  • Change your career thanks to our course
  • Work in a rewarding environment
  • Use any device to study the course, anywhere and at any time
  • Get online support when you study via our academy
  • Lifetime access to the modules

By studying our SEND course you will open up the doors to a brand new career and one that will be extremely challenging and yet also extremely rewarding.

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Course Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Special Education Needs

  • To understand Special Educational Needs
  • To understand who may have Special Educational Needs
  • To understand the most common learning disabilities that you may face in the workplace
  • To know and understand the characteristics required to work in this field

Module 2: The History and Evolution of SEN

  • To learn and understand the legal definition of special education needs
  • To learn and understand the legal definition of disability
  • To learn how SEN education has evolved since the 19th century
  • To learn about the importance of the inclusion-exclusion debate

Module 3: Constructivist Theories of Learning

  • To understand the theory of constructivism and how it can be applied in the classroom
  • To know the role of the teacher and the role of the student within a constructivist classroom
  • To understand the theory of social constructivism and know how it can be applied within a classroom
  • To be able to compare and contrast constructivism with social constructivism

Module 4: SEN Code of Practice and Its Implementation in England

  • To learn what the UK SEN Code of Practice is
  • To understand who the SEN Code of Practice applies to
  • To learn about the key points of the SEN Code of Practice
  • To understand ways to implement the SEN Code of Practice

Module 5: SENCO Support for SEN Students

  • To understand who the SENCO is and what their role entails in a school setting
  • To know what SEN Support is
  • To be able to identify the steps required in making a plan to meet the pupil’s educational needs
  • To know the definitions of leadership and inclusion, and be able to apply each of these qualities in a school setting

Module 6: The Different Types of Needs

  • To be able to define autism, and know the ways that you can accommodate its needs
  • To understand what a severe learning difficulty is, and how its needs can be accommodates
  • To know how a specific learning difficulty differs from a severe learning difficulty, and understand how it can be accommodated in the classroom
  • To be able to identify the different types of physical difficulty, and how each can be accommodated in the classroom and school environment

Module 7: Identification, Assessment and Support of SEN Pupils

  • To learn how to identify SEN pupils
  • To learn about the support children may require by age
  • To learn how to assess SEN pupils
  • To learn how to create a support plan for SEN pupils

Module 8: Behaviours: Reasons and Restorative Practices

  • How to manage your time at work efficiently
  • To have the ability to identify the different factors that can affect a student’s emotional behaviours
  • To understand the consequences of bad behaviour and be able to identify their underlying elements
  • To know the recommended methods for teaching social skills, and how they can be applied in the classroom

Module 9: Understanding Sensory Impairments and Physical Disabilities

  • To learn about different physical disabilities
  • To learn about different sensory impairments
  • To learn when these impairments and disabilities can be identified
  • To understand how educators can support disabilities and impairments

Module 10: Understanding and Addressing Difficulties in Cognition and Learning

  • To be able to identify the things that cognition is responsible for in our daily lives
  • To understand the concept of cognitive development and have a basic understanding of the stages introduced in this module
  • To be able to apply your knowledge of cognition to the special education needs environment, and associate the relationship between the two
  • To know the different types of cognitive disabilities, and how you can accommodate them in the classroom

Module 11: Speech, Language, and Common Communication Issues

  • To learn what speech, language, and communication are
  • To learn about different needs and difficulties in speech, language and communication
  • To learn how to support the needs of pupils with difficulties in communication
  • To learn how to foster clear communication in the classroom as a whole

Module 12: Learning Difficulties: Autism

  • To be able to define autism for what it is and how it is experienced by individuals who have it
  • To know the difficulties that can be experienced by autistic people, as well as the common characteristics that are exhibited
  • To understand the diagnosis process for autism
  • To understand what the main causes for behaviours in autistic individuals are, as well as the best ways to deal with difficult behaviour

Module 13: Learning Difficulties : Dyslexia

  • To learn what dyslexia is
  • To understand some of the primary difficulties dyslexic learners face
  • To learn different methods for supporting learners in literacy
  • To learn different methods for support learners in numeracy

Module 14: Learning Difficulties: Dyspraxia

  • To understand what dyspraxia is and know the areas of life that it can affect for an individual
  • To know how dyspraxia is diagnosed
  • To be able to identify the signs and symptoms of the condition
  • To understand how the condition affects an individual’s brain

Module 15: Learning Difficulties: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • To learn what ADHD is
  • To learn the causes and treatments for ADHD
  • To learn about the identification of pupils with ADHD
  • To learn about ways to support pupils with ADHD in the classroom

Module 16: The Importance of SEN Knowledge

  • To understand what SEN knowledge is
  • To understand how SEN knowledge is disseminated to educators
  • To understand the three levels of recommended SEN knowledge
  • To understand why SEN knowledge is important

Module 17: Specific Learning Difficulties

  • To be able to define what a specific learning difficulty is
  • To compare and contrast dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, and be able to understand what each of the disorders implies
  • To understand the limitations of dyspraxia and the different diagnoses
  • To know the characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome, how it differentiates from autism, and the difficulties experienced from this disorder

Module 18: Psychological Perspectives on Behaviour

  • To learn what the psychological perspectives on behaviour are
  • To learn the differences and similarities between the perspectives
  • To understand how to apply the perspectives in the classroom
  • To understand how different intervention methods apply to specific perspectives

Module 19: Understanding and Managing Anger

  • To be able to define anger, and understand its causes and ways of expression
  • To know how anger can be a prominent characteristic in special education needs settings, and the approach you should have towards it
  • To understand the different methods of anger management, and know the appropriate situations to use each given method

Module 20: Teaching Approaches and Strategies

  • To learn approaches and strategies for communication and interaction
  • To learn approaches and strategies for cognition and learning
  • To learn approaches and strategies for behaviour, emotional and social difficulties
  • To learn approaches and strategies for physical and sensory disabilities

Module 21: Educational Outcomes

  • To understand the definition of an educational outcome and what it means in terms of a student’s learning capacity
  • To know how to assess a limitation and evaluate an educational environment in order to predict the educational outcome of a student
  • To be able to relate the dimensions of wellbeing to educational outcomes, and understand how these dimensions can affect such outcomes both positively and negatively
  • To know the different ways to target these dimensions in order to facilitate an improvement upon them

Module 22: Every Teacher’s Responsibility

  • To learn about the different responsibilities a teacher has at school
  • To understand what role teachers play in different areas of the school
  • To understand the importance of the SENCO role
  • To learn about the management of resources and finances