Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) - Level 3 Certification

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Overview Diploma in Special Education Needs, also shortened as SEN, refers to the learning problems or disabilities in children that …


Diploma in Special Education Needs, also shortened as SEN, refers to the learning problems or disabilities in children that hinder them from learning as normal kids their age. These kids might have issues with simple communication or even homework and might require special education that allows them to learn at their own pace and way. Awareness of special education needs has seen an increase in the past decade and the demand for professionals good at helping these kids have also increased dramatically.

A career in special education is fulfilling and might be the one for you if you love working with kids and would like a decent pay and plenty of progression opportunities. However, no amount of passion will prepare you enough to work with these kids, which is why this Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) – Level 3 has been introduced by Study365 to help you either get in or progress within this field.

Everything deemed crucial to get you up and about SEN is covered through this course starting from the definitions and meanings of SEN to the importance of inclusive educational in schools. You will also come across modules that will educate you about the role of SEN Co and other related agencies, the common SEN conditions found in mainstream schools and behavioural issues in children with special educational needs.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current qualifications. Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

*Study365 is an approved reselling partner for Quality Licence Scheme courses under Global Edulink

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  • Learning outcomes
  • Access duration
  • Who is this course aimed at?
  • Entry requirements
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
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  • Progression and career path
  • Other benefits

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers, we offer the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes, and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support, and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

  • Explore the definitions and the meanings of special education needs (SEN)
  • Discover the provisions available in schools for children with special education needs
  • Get an insight into the role of SEN Co and other related agencies
  • Identify the common SEN conditions that are found within mainstream schools
  • Examine the behavioural issues in children that might hinder their normal educational activities
  • Understand the importance of inclusive education and how to promote them

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

  • Individuals aspiring to teach children with special education needs
  • Teachers and other related professionals looking to take their career to the next level
  • Parents with special needs children
  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain a professional qualification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.

Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) at QLS Level 3 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

With this certificate in your resume, you are sure to stand apart from the other job candidates in the market. You can also take this certificate as a good opportunity to gain the job promotion or salary increment that you have been dreaming about or to expand your educational activities in the area. Below listed are few of the jobs this certificate will qualify you for, along with the average UK salary per annum according to,

  • Special Education Paraprofessional – £26,500 per annum
  • Educational Specialist – £26,500 per annum
  • Special Education Teacher (preschool) – £25,127 per annum
  • Special Education Teacher (Middle School)- £36,000 per annum
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Curriculum

1. In And Out About SEN
In And Out About SEN
2. Provision Of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Within Schools
Provision Of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Within Schools
3. Role Of SEN Co And Dealing With Other Agencies
Role Of SEN Co And Dealing With Other Agencies
4. Common SEN Conditions Found Within Mainstream Schools Part I
Common SEN Conditions Found Within Mainstream Schools Part I
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief I – Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) at QLS Level 3
☑ Submit Your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission – Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) Level 3
5. Common SEN Conditions Found Within Mainstream Schools Part II
Common SEN Conditions Found Within Mainstream Schools Part II
6. Behavioral Issues Part I
Behavioral Issues Part I
7. Behavioral Issues Part II
Behavioral Issues Part II
8. Insights Into Inclusive Education
Insights Into Inclusive Education
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief II – Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) at QLS Level 3
☑ Submit Your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission – Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) Level 3

Students feedback


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    Finn Reynolds

    August 15, 2019
    Excellent guidance

    A lovely effort taken by the whole team. Thank you

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    Faye Owen

    July 28, 2019
    Very valuable content

    I was amazed at the volume of content this course holds and was able to learn a lot on special education needs.

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    Emmanuel King

    July 03, 2019
    A truly wonderful learning experience

    Love the exceptional level of education that I received. I was able to learn heaps of new things on how to be a special needs educator successfully. Thank you for an excellent learning opportunity

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    Ellie Perry

    June 20, 2019
    Very Beneficial Course

    With a passion for starting my own career in special education, I completed this course with the intention of gaining the required knowledge for doing it on my own. I really value this course for teaching me all I know now.

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