Understanding Autism

understanding specific learning difficulties


Level 2 certificate


Funding: Fully funded for people aged 19+, EU residents for min. three years 

Awarding Organisation: Various

Level: 2

Size: Certificate

Duration: 12 weeks


The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties qualification is designed for people who are looking to enter into or progress within the health and social care sector, or with an interest in mental health.


Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. It is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported.




 Course Content


  • The characteristics of ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and dyscalculia
  • How specific learning difficulties can affect children and adults in different ways
  • The importance of early diagnosis
  • The various assessment methods available to diagnose specific learning difficulties
  • How individuals can be supported to gain, start and continue with study and employment



Mandatory units


  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Supporting Individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Context of Specific Learning Difficulties


CALL US on 0114 281 5761 to apply today or download an application form here.