Diploma in SEN (Special Education Needs)

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Diploma in SEN (Special Education Needs)

Special Education Needs Course

Studying SEN will empower you with the skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with disabilities or additional learning needs.  Now open for enrolment, this advanced online SEN course is suitable for newcomers and experienced learners from all backgrounds. Every SEN course at eLearning College is offered 100% free of charge, and can be taken from any location worldwide.  This endorsed SEN teaching assistant course is ideal for anyone looking to work in an educational environment, providing the support and guidance children with SEN need to reach their full potential and overcome barriers to learning.

Our most advanced SEN teacher training course provides an in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of those who work with children with additional learning needs.  Over the course of nine self-paced modules, this endorsed SEN diploma examines common types of special educational needs, statutory assessments for SEN, the importance of creating a safe learning environment, supporting pupils with a broad range of special educational needs (autism, dyslexia, ADHD), and more. Our SEN courses for teachers and newcomers are free of charge and can be taken from any location, with no fixed study schedules or time restrictions imposed.  Sign up online and start your special education needs course today, or contact a member of the team at eLearning College anytime for more information.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Course the learner will be able to:

  • By the end of this unit, the learning will be able to:
  • Define special educational needs and discuss the potential consequences of SEN for school-age children.
  • Discuss the basics of identifying special educational needs in children.
  • Understand the various parties involved in supporting children with special educational needs.
  • Discuss the primary characteristics of several common learning disabilities.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of a variety of special educational needs.
  • Use a variety of techniques and strategies to support pupils with SEN.
  • By the end of this unit, the learning will be able to:
  • Understand the purpose of conducting a statutory assessment and the various stages of the process.
  • Discuss the potential outcomes of a statutory assessment and who is involved in conducting it.
  • Understand the importance of pupil involvement when supporting children with special educational needs.
  • Discuss how teachers and parents alike should actively seek the input and opinions of SEN pupils.
  • Understand the challenges faced by school-age children with autism
  • Discuss the various steps that can be taken to support the education of pupils with autism
  • Help children with autism develop essential social skills in the classroom
  • Understand the difficulties encountered by children with dyslexia
  • Discuss the various signs and symptoms of dyslexia in children
  • Support and assist children with dyslexia in the classroom
  • Understand the challenges faced by school-age children with ADHD
  • Discuss the various steps that can be taken to support the education of ADHD pupils
  • Outline the importance of personalised support for each pupil affected by ADHD
  • Discuss the importance of building safe learning environments
  • Understand the characteristics of a safe learning environment
  • Explain the value of leading by example
  • Recognize how your own attitudes and actions affect others.
  • Find new and effective techniques for dealing with difficult people.
  • Learn some techniques for managing and dealing with anger.
  • Develop coping strategies for dealing with difficult people and difficult situations.


At eLearning College, our exclusive elearning programs can be taken from any location, and are offered 100% free of charge.  It costs nothing to enrol, and we include all essential learning resources and study aids as standard.

Our self-paced courses are ideal for anyone looking to build the knowledge and skills needed to improve their career prospects.  Upon completion of your free online course, you will have the opportunity to request one of the following certificates as proof of your new skills:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from eLearning College
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

A certificate confirming the successful completion of your course could be just the thing to boost your CV, giving you an edge over rival candidates.  A small fee is payable for each of these certificates, for which more information can be found on our pricing page

However, there is no obligation to claim any of these certificates, and there is nothing to pay to take part in any of our online programs.

For more information on our free online courses or to learn more about the three certificate options above, contact a member of the team at eLearning College today.

Course Info
Course Level Level 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 12 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

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