Introduction to SEND

Ref: C2422986

Neurological disorders prevent the development of areas of the brain which controls movement as well as sensory perceptions and psychological disorders effects thoughts, behaviours and emotions. This course will increase learner’s knowledge of the differences between the disorders, with aims of identifying the impact of these disorders, complications with introduction into the importance of diagnosis.

Additional information about this course

This short online course is free for adults that receive certain benefits, or live on a household income of less than £21, 000 per year.

Course aim

This course is for learners whom have a general interest in special needs and disabilities and would like to further their knowledge of intellectual disorders, covering both neurological and psychological conditions.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand the term special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Awareness of the primary concept of neurodevelopment disorders and neurocognitive processes.
  • The impact of various forms of psychological learning disorders.
  • Identify various support strategies specific to to some disorders.
  • Confidence in own understanding of neurocognitive disabilities and the importance of diagnosis.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas and you will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Introduction to SEND


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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