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Supporting Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Level 3 (QCF)                        

 

What to expect from Supporting Learners with ADHD Level 3 qualification

 

The qualifications have been developed to enable learners to improve their knowledge and understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Delegates will be able to explain what is meant by ‘attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)’ and how it is distinguished from other behavioural disorders including the characteristic features of ADHD and the common co-occurring difficulties that can be experienced by individuals with ADHD.
Delegates will also be able to understand the causes of and treatments for ADHD, explaining the different theories relating to the causes of ADHD and how behavioural therapy and medication can be used to treat ADHD.
They will learn to describe the common side effects of medication used to treat ADHD, evaluating the different methods used to assess ADHD, outlining key differences between them. Learning to analyse the possible physical, social, emotional and behavioural effects of ADHD on an individual and the impact of ADHD on an individual’s ability to participate and function in everyday activities and to engage in learning.
They will be able to evaluate different learning support strategies which can be used to motivate individuals with ADHD, including ways to adapt teaching and learning resources and the learning environment. Explain different approaches to encouraging positive learning behaviour in individuals with ADHD. Lastly, state why it is important to select and apply different strategies for different individuals.

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Learning Outcomes

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Be able to take a person-centred approach to supporting learning for individuals with ‘attention deficit hyperactivity disorder’ (ADHD).
Be able to select and adapt teaching and learning resources to meet the needs of individuals with ADHD.
Be able to adapt the learning environment to meet the needs of individuals with ADHD.
Be able to monitor the progress of individuals with ADHD.
Be able to evaluate and adjust learning support strategies to meet the needs of individuals with ADHD.

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Credits

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4

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Learner Entry Requirements

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Age
The approved age range for this qualification is 18+

Prior Qualifications
Individuals will need to be in a role where they are offering learning support in order to meet the assessment requirements for the qualification.

Progression opportunities
The ADHD Awareness qualifications provide progression through the suite from Level 2 to Level 3. The Level 3 qualifications may also prepare learners to move on to broader learning support qualifications such as a Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, or to Level 4 qualifications such as the Gateway Qualifications Level 4 Certificate in Supporting the Learning of Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Relationships to other frameworks
This qualification has no direct relationship to other frameworks.

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•••••The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is the national credit transfer system for education qualification in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The QCF replaces the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) which closed for accreditations at the end of 2010.

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