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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) affect how someone learns. Those with SpLDs may struggle with things such as reading, writing and speaking. Understanding these issues helps to create a fairer learning environment.

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 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.

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Course Contents

Modules Covered

1 – The characteristics of ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and dyscalculia
2 – How specific learning difficulties can affect children and adults in different ways
3 – The importance of early diagnosis
4 – The various assessment methods available to diagnose specific learning difficulties
5 – How individuals can be supported to gain, start and continue with study and employment

This course is nationally accredited.


• 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

Location of Next Course

The next course is going to be Virtual, please check the resources.


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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

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