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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

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  • Type: e-Learning
  • Level: 2
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Study Mode: Online Learning

About the course

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 specific learning difficulties such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Why study?

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Gain an understanding of how specific learning difficulties affect an individual's life and those of others
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend College

What you will learn

  • Understand Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understand the Effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understand the Diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understand Supporting Individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understand the Context of Specific Learning Difficulties

How much does it cost?

This course is free* to study if you are:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Living in UK and an EU resident for the last 3 years
  • Have settled status in the UK if you are not a UK or EU national

*Funding for adult programmes has changed. If you live in a devolved area you may have to pay for your programme(s).

If you currently reside in any of the devolved authorities listed below (based on you home postcode) your study with Harlow College is not eligible for AEB funding and you may be required to pay tuition fees:

  • The Greater London Authority
  • The Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
  • The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority 
  • The West of England Combined Authority 
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority 
  • The Tees Valley Combined Authority 
  • The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

You may be eligible for funding from other providers.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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