Level 2 Certificate in

Special Education Needs and Disability

£245  £195
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Guided Learning Hours


Total Qualification Hours

The purpose of this qualification is to develop knowledge of special educational needs and disabilities, how individuals with SEND are impacted on a day-to-day basis, and how to support them to live independent and fulfilling lives. 

This qualification is designed for learners who are currently in a role related to SEND or for those who are considering entering into the sector.

Units Covered

This qualification consists of 5 mandatory units. Learners must achieve all 14 credits from the 5
mandatory units to pass. You will cover the following units:
Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5

Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disability 

In this unit learners will:
  • Understand the different conditions categorised as SEND conditions
  • Understand different models of disabilities
  • Understand how the rights and support available to those with a condition categorised as SEND has changed over time

Understand Equality and Diversity in
Context of SEND

In this unit learners will:
  • Understand the concept of Equality and Diversity
  • Understand legislation and guidance which supports individuals with SEND
  • Understand the importance of safeguarding an individual with SEND.
  • Understand the benefits of a diverse and inclusive society for an individual with SEND.

Principles of Promoting Person Centred Approach for Individuals with SEND 

In this unit learners will:
  • Understand person centered approaches
  • Understand the importance of encouraging active participation
  • Understand the importance of an individual’s well being

Understanding SEND and Learning

In this unit learners will:
  • Understand the importance of inclusive learning
  • Understand the use of support programmes for individuals with SEND
  • Understand the role of reasonable adjustments
  • Understand Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCP)

Living with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 

In this unit learners will:
  • Understand the concept of neurodiversity
  • Understand the concept of the self
  • Understand the impact of societal and cultural individuals with SEND
  • Understand sources of support for individuals with SEND and their families.
  • Understand the impact stigma has on individuals with SEND