Recognising & Supporting Special Needs (SEN) Award – Short CPD Course
Recognising & Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs CPD course. Explore the topics of working and understanding special educational needs in a childcare setting. This course provides qualified practitioners with additional learning to further enhance their CV and career development. Children with special educational needs (SEN) have the right to be educated alongside others and the right not to be at a disadvantage because of their needs when accessing services. With the right support and well-planned provision, children with SEN can thrive and achieve their full potential. In this short course you will explore the topic of special educational needs within a childcare setting. Learn more about Down’s syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy and Asperger’s Syndrome as examples of common learning disabilities creating special educational needs, as well as the key legislation governing practice in this area. Discuss the role of the setting SENCO and how you too can understand, support and provide for individual children with SEN in your care.
This course is intended for practitioners working in a range of childcare settings.
Short courses are:
- Ideal for developing skills to enter the workplace
- Adding to any recognised qualification you may already hold
- Linked to many subjects covered by courses currently listed on the RQF
- You will learn that various pieces of legislation provide legal rights for disabled children and give responsibilities to providers of services for children and young people
- You will learn about ‘child- and young person-led’ models of delivery where the service is influenced by the people using it
- You will learn that, as with all children, observation is a key starting point in making an assessment of children’s needs, learning, and development
Advantages of this course
- It is only relatively recently that special needs and disability has been seen as an equal opportunities and inclusion issue. Practitioners need to be aware of and implement the requirements of the many pieces of legislation which have been enacted within the last 30 years.
- This course offers information and links to the various pieces of legislation which provide legal rights for disabled people, and to the current SEND Code of Practice
- You will also have access to invaluable information for those dealing with some of the most frequently encountered special educational needs
- Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning?
- There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
On successful completion of this course, you will have the option of purchasing a CACHE certificate. This certificate must not be confused with nationally regulated qualification achievement.
Looking for more of a challenge. Why not try our fully recognised LV2 SEND certificate course instead?
Children with special educational needs (SEN) have the right to be educated alongside others and the right not to be at a disadvantage because of their needs when accessing services. With the right support and well-planned provision, children with SEN can thrive and achieve their full potential.
In this short course you will explore the topic of special educational needs within a childcare setting. You will learn about Down’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy and Asperger’s Syndrome as examples of common learning disabilities creating special educational needs, as well as the key legislation governing practice in this area.
We will look at the role of the setting SENCO and how you too can understand, support and provide for individual children with SEN in your care. This course is intended for practitioners working in a range of childcare settings.
Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:
Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills
Have a genuine desire to succeed
CACHE ELP – Recognising & Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) (£18 certificate fee payable)
This course provides successful students with a completion certificate from CACHE and their enhanced learning program. Awarding body CACHE is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.
CACHE is the UK’s only specialist awarding organisation for the children, adult and health care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with them from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.
Please note: Short courses provide students with CPD completion certification. To complete a fully recognised qualification students are required to complete a RQF listed course in addition.
Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by CACHE and can take up to 12 weeks to be received after completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued
These short courses can be completed in approx 10 hours of study. This will depend on student commitment and ability. Ideal for those who are considering a career in the childcare sector or indeed qualified practitioners looking to enhance their skills in a particular topic.
Students are able to complete their course purely online though our student portal. Students can expect to receive access to the student portal via email within 3 working days of enrolment being received.
Once enrolment is received we will email you access and log in information to make a start on our chosen course.
Students will progress through a series of topics online through our student portal. At the end of the course students will complete a multiple choice quiz type assessment. If you dont complete first time you can try the assessment again at no extra charge. Upon completion students can download and print a college certificate whilst awaiting their CACHE endorsed certification.