Special Educational Needs and Disability Practitioner - Level 2

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Practitioner - Level 2 course is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) sector.

The course is for those who are wishing to undertake a career in the health, care and/or education of young people and vulnerable adults with additional needs.

The course will enable you to develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to working within the sector, in accordance with the Children and Families Act and the SEND Code of Practice.

You will study a range of modules, including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Approaches to Mental Health
  • ADHD
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Communication and Social Interaction with People with Autism
  • Developing Communication Skills within a Learning Disability Setting
  • Disability, Society and the Law
  • Travel Training

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade G (new grading system: 1) or above


  • A relevant Level 1 qualification


  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

Please note: To gain access to this course you will need to go through a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance on to the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of the College and your placement provider.

Career Path

  • Classroom Assistant (SEND Learners)
  • Travel Trainer
  • Work with People within the ASD Spectrum
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Personal Assistant


1 year.

Where will I be based?

Balliol building.


Aged 19-23 and 1st full level 2     Aged 19+, not 1st full level 2 and not unemployed
Free     £1,020

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:08