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What to expect from Supporting the Learning of Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability Level 4 qualification

 

To achieve the Level 4 Certificate In Supporting the Learning of Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) (QCF), the learner must complete the 7 mandatory units totalling 30 credits.

 

1. Understanding the Four Broad Areas of Special Educational Needs

 

Learning outcomes

Understand the four broad areas of special educational needs (SEN).
Understand how SEN is identified.
Be able to use understanding of SEN to identify appropriate support strategies for Learners.

 

2. Using Evidence Based Practise with Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability 

 

Learning outcomes

Understand the use of evidence-based interventions with learners with special educational needs and disability (SEND)
Be able to evaluate how well a learning provider applies evidence-based practice
Be able to support learners to transfer knowledge and skills gained in an evidence-based intervention to other contexts

 

3. Communication Skills for Professionals Supporting the Learning of those with Special Educational Needs and Disability

 

Learning outcomes

Understand effective communication when working with learners with special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Be able to communicate with learners with SEND.
Be able to communicate effectively with parents and carers of learners with SEND.
Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of a learning provider’s communication practices in relation to learners with SEND.

 

4. Person Centred Approaches with Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability

 

Learning outcomes

Understand person-centred approaches to working with learners with special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Be able to provide person-centred support to learners with SEND.
Be able to evaluate person-centred provision for learners with SEND.

 

5. Coaching Skills

 

Learning outcomes

Understand the role and responsibility of a coach.
Be able to establish a coaching relationship.
Be able to provide coaching.
Be able to maintain and conclude coaching relationships.
Be able to review own performance as a coach.

 

6. Developing the Metacognitive Skills of Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability

 

Learning outcomes

Understand metacognitive skills in relation to learners with special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Understand strategies that develop metacognitive skills in learners with SEND.
Be able to select and apply strategies that help develop the metacognitive skills of learners with SEND.

 

7. Action Research

 

Learning outcomes

Understand action research.
Be able to select an area or focus for an action research project.
Be able to plan action research.
Be able to carry out action research activities.
Be able to collect data for an action research project.
Be able to organise and analyse data from an action research project.
Be able to draw conclusions from action research findings.
Understand how to use findings to improve performance and outcomes.
Be able to evaluate own performance as a researcher.

 

Credits

 

30

 

 Learner entry requirements

 

Age
The approved age range for this qualifications is 18 +

Prior Qualifications
There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications.

Prior knowledge of understanding
In order to enter for this qualification, learners must have considerable experience of supporting the learning of learners with SEND and be working in a role where they will be able to put into practice the skills that they are required to evidence for the qualification.

Progression Opportunities
Successful learners may choose to progress to Level 4 education and training qualifications or to higher education. They may also progress to management roles within learning support.

Relationship with other frameworks
This qualification has been approved by Ofqual to be offered in England. This qualification has no direct relationship to other frameworks.

 

Other related courses

 

 



Level 3 Award in Supporting Learners with Dyslexia (QCF)

Level 3 Award in Supporting Learners with ADHD (QCF)

Level 3 Award in ADHD Awareness

 

 

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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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