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TQUK Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Disability Level 2 Certificate (RQF)

Special Needs Level 2 Course Online. This fully accredited and fully recognised level 2 course in Special Needs and Disability will help develop the learner's knowledge in special needs and disabilities. Learners will gain an understanding of how individuals with SEN are impacted on a day-to-day basis, and how to support them to live independent and fulfilling lives. 

This SEN course is aimed at those already working in a role related to SEN or those considering entering the sector. 

Learners are able to access their course and support for a 6 month period via our online learning platform Equal. During this time you can log in and out to suit your personal circumstances. So, if you are looking to complete the course in a shorter time, then with the right attitude and commitment, this is more than possible. We enrol 365 days a year too, so you also have the option to enrol and register online at anytime. No set term times, no lectures to attend, no exams to take! Be qualified in a matter of weeks! 

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Qualification: Special Educational Needs & Disability Level 2 Cert RQF
Support: 6 months course access & support included 
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
RQF listed: Yes
Accredited: Fully by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)

We also offer a Level 3 Course in Special Needs that may be of interest. 

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 5 units of study as listed below.

5 tutor-marked assignments to complete.

Introduction to special educatonal needs and disability

Understand the different conditions categorised as SEND conditions
Understand different models of disabilities
Understand how the rights and support available to those with a condition categorised as SEND has changed over time

Understand equality and diversity in context of SEN

Understand the concept of equality and diversity
Understand legislation and guidance which supports individuals with special educational needs and disabilities
Understand the importance of safeguarding an individual with special educational needs and disabilities
Understand the benefits of a diverse and inclusive society for an individual with SEND

Principles of promoting person centred approach for individuals with SEND

Understand person centred approaches
Understand the importance of encouraging active participation
Understand the importance of an individual’s well being

Understanding SEND and learning

Understand the importance of inclusive learning
Understand the use of support programmes for individuals with special educational needs and disabilities
Understand the role of reasonable adjustments
Understand Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

Living with special educational needs and disabilities

Understand the concept of neurodiversity
Understand the concept of the self
Understand the impact of cultural influeences on individuals with conditions categoriseed as SEND
Understand sources of support for individuals with SEND and the families
Understand the impact stigma has on individuals with special educational needs and disabilities

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications are required

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: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Course Duration

Online course access and tutor support are provided for 6 months,  all included in the fee. Complete to suit within this time frame.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 110 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 140 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 4 months. Feel free to complete as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 6 month period.

Qualification Awarded

Level 2 Certificate – Special Educational Needs & Disability (RQF)

Qualification ref:  603/5910/9

Credit value: 14

Training Qualifications UK

This course provides successful students with a fully recognised qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (OFQUAL) in England and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

Please note: This qualification is not recognised in Scotland or Wales. 

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating to your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away. 

Study Method

Learners are able to access their course lessons via our EQUAL online learning platform.  Complete your assignments and access all correspondence in one convenient place. 

As long as you have an internet connection you can access your course 24/7.


Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

Why UK Open College?

✅ Enrol online today – No set term times
✅ Accredited College – We are fully approved
✅ Spread the cost – interest free finance (Guaranteed acceptance*)
✅ NUS/Totum Student Card Approved*
✅ Trading since 2006 – We will not let you down
✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

*NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £14.99 fee per year applies.

Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance for UK students only!

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions: 

Example: Based on a Max finance agreement of £600

Aged 21 and above (Maximum age 75)
Employed or self employed with a minimum income of £7,200 PA (£600.00 PCM take home pay) 
Permanent resident in the UK for a min of 3 years
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card
You are not bankrupt or in an IVA. 

Under 21 – We will require a willing parent, guardian or family member to take out the finance for your studies on your behalf. 

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks if you meet the above criteria. You may be asked for evidence of income. 

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872. 

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered. 

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