Helping with SEND in Schools

Ref: C3740839

This is a very interesting and unique course in special educational needs and disabilities. It is ideal for students who would like to volunteer or work with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. As part of the course requirements students have to complete a school placement of between 15 -20 hours. The placement can be in a mainstream or a special needs school. The course covers areas such as laws, regulations and policies on SEND. It also looks in depth at different kinds of SEND such as autism or visual impairment and ways in which children and young people can be supported in their learning.

Course aim

This is a an accredited level 2 course for those who want to extend their knowledge and experience of volunteering or working with children and young people with SEND. Students have to complete placement in a school.

Who is the course for?

Students need to have L2 literacy. An assessment will take place beforehand. Students progressing from The Level 2 Volunteering in Schools do not need to do the assessment.

What topics will this course cover

The students will cover the following areas. Develop an understanding of the current regulatory framework in relation to primary age children with SEND. How mainstream and special schools meet the range and needs of children and young people with SEND. Explore the concept of inclusion and the importance of an inclusive setting while working with children and young people. Explore current approaches to behavioural issues when working or volunteering with children with SEND. Develop an understanding of how to offer support to children with SEND.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

1 Understand an SEN policy 2 Explain the current regulatory framework that is in place for children and young people with SEND. 3 Describe a Special Educational Need such as Dyslexia. 4. Explain what inclusion is and the importance of an inclusive setting. 5 To support children and young people with SEND. This includes the wellbeing of the child.

How will I know I'm making progress?

This is done through written and oral feedback. Explanations on what the students can do further to extend their knowledge and experiences. Two individual tuition times take place during the course. ILPs are filled in at the beginning ,middle and end of course.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

It would be good to research or read up about SEND before the course.

Reading and information sources

Yes. Study the local government websites. How do they support children with SEND? Look at local schools' policies on SEND. Research on the internet about SEND such as dyslexia, hearing impairment or autism.

What could the course lead to?

This leads to a CERTA Level 2 Support Worker (SEND) in Schools. Students could move on to Level 3 Support Work in Schools. Students could go in to work with young people with SEND.

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Helping with SEND in Schools Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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