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This course explores a range of SpLDs and their characteristics to help people identify the differences. Throughout the course, students develop their understanding of the positive aspects and strengths of individuals with SpLDs and explore the effects of SpLDs and barriers individuals may face.

Students discover how to provide support for individuals with SpLDs with a focus on the individual themselves and their own unique needs, alongside gaining an understanding of the process of formal diagnosis of SpLDs.

This course is split into five manageable units. These are

  • 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

Entry Requirements

You will be issued with an Induction Workbook during your first discussion with your tutor; this workbook will determine whether you are suitable for the course. No specific prior learning requirements, although beneficial to have already achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health or health and social care related area. Anyone interested in working or already working in care would benefit from this course.

Ages 24+: Our L2 Distance Learning qualifications are free to EU/UK Nationals regardless of previous qualifications.

Ages 19 to 23 are eligible for free courses if they have already achieved a full L2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification.

Ages 19 to 23 who have not already achieved a full L2 qualification may be subject to costs. Please contact us for clarification.


Basic computer skills to operate the Online Learning Platform are advisable.


CACHE L2 in Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties


This course is distance learning. Assessment is by successful completion of all units in the workbook supplied which is then internally and externally moderated before certification.

Home Study

Approximately 140 hours study. No lessons but there is support from the specialist tutor available if required. Study will be home-based and at the student's discretion within the timeframe stipulated by tutor.

Work Placement

Student does not have to work in this sector to complete the course.


Please contact the Distance Learning team for available courses.

Fees and Additional Costs

Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are available for FREE to UK/EU nationals aged 19 and over.

Additional Information

CL2USLD 192001 Flexible start - £.00
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*Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email info@newbury-college.co.uk.

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