Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) describes a group of conditions, the most common of these are; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, Developmental Co-ordination and Dyscalculia. This course will develop an understanding of SLD, how they affect individuals and those around them, together with the social context of SLD.

The course comprises of 5 units:

  • Unit 1 – Understand Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Unit 2 – Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Unit 3 – Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Unit 4 – Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Unit 5 – Understand the Context of Specific Learning Difficulties.

What's next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.


Is it for me?

This qualification is suitable for teaching staff, care staff, and anyone looking to build their knowledge of learning difficulties.



  • Levels available 2
  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref A516-1/2
  • Location Off Site Activity (Distance Learning)
  • Fees
  • 19 - 23 £ 0.00
  • 24+ £ 0.00
  • Overseas £ 800.00

The course duration is 6 weeks and requires three to four hours of study per week. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme of study within the allocated timescale.

Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties is awarded by CACHE.

The course requires two assessments to be completed and passed to achieve the qualification. Students are allocated a tutor who will mark their assessments and can be contacted by telephone or email if required.

Students must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course.

Applicants aged 19-23 are eligible if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.

Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.


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