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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Course Overview

Our level 2 certificate in understanding specific learning difficulties is great for both individuals as well as employers looking for training to upskill their staff.

This certificate in level 2 understanding specific learning difficulties aims to help develop knowledge of several different specific learning difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. It also covers how to understand the positive aspects and strengths of individuals with specific learning difficulties in addition to exploring the barriers they may face.

Key Information

Course Length
8 to 12 weeks on average

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
(E-certificates upon achievement)

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Paper materials
Online assessment
Paper assessment

For Individuals


  • Paper-based with online assessments
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

Course Price

Direct Debit

Funded Course
England Only

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Unit 1: Understand Specific Learning Difficulties

Develop an understanding of what is meant by the term learning difficulty and research the characteristics of different difficulties and co-occurring conditions. Similarly develop an understanding of common misconceptions and how a learning difficulty is a lifelong condition.

Unit 2: Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties

Gain an understanding of how specific learning difficulties affect an individual’s life and those of others around them. Develop an understanding of how the attitudes of others can impact the individuals and develop the tools to identify the strengths and barriers an individual may experience.

Unit 3: Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties

Develop an understanding of the importance of gaining an early diagnosis and the impact of delayed or non-diagnosis. Investigate the diagnosis process and the professionals involved.

Unit 4: Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties

Explore how to support an individual with a Specific Learning Difficulty in a variety of settings and gain an understanding of different coping strategies and assistive technology that can be used as support.

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