Certificate in SEN (Special Education Needs)

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Certificate in SEN (Special Education Needs)

Special Education Teacher Course

Enrol online with eLearning College, for the chance to boost your CV and your career prospects with an endorsed SEN Certificate.  This exclusive SEN TA course is open to anyone looking to dedicate their career to helping children with additional needs reach their full potential in an educational setting.  Working in SEN can be a fulfilling career, allowing you to work in a supportive and inclusive environment. It can be a great opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others and feel a sense of personal satisfaction from your work. Our endorsed special educational needs courses are offered 100% free of charge, and can be taken from any location worldwide – no prior knowledge or experience necessary.  This intermediate special needs assistant course comes highly recommended to anyone looking to work in an educational environment that supports the needs of children with SEN.

Comprising six online modules, this self-paced course is suitable for even the busiest learners.  Topics and knowledge areas covered include common types of special educational needs, how to support children with additional learning needs, a look at the roles and responsibilities of SEN teaching assistants, and more. As more schools and educational institutions recognise the importance of providing appropriate support to children with additional needs, there has never been a better time to consider a career as a qualified SEN practitioner.  Enrol online and start your special education teacher course today, or reach out to 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


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 3
Study Method Online
Course Duration 6 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Start Date Ongoing
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Sinenhlanhla Noxolo Nkosi

4 months ago

It was a good course and benefits me alot I'm just grateful for it



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