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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

  • Course Type: Distance Learning

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Who is it for?

This qualification aims to give learners knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties including how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills.

As this affects around 15% of people, it is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia.

What is covered?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties, learners are required to successfully complete 5 units:  

  • Unit 01 Understand specific learning difficulties              
  • Unit 02 Understand the effects of specific  learning difficulties
  • Unit 03 Understand the diagnosis of specific learning difficulties
  • Unit 04 Understanding supporting individuals with specific learning difficulties
  • Unit 05 Understand the context of specific learning difficulties


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You need to be aged 19 or over at the start of the current academic year to be able to enrol on one of our Distance Learning courses. 

You will also need to be working at or above Level 1 in English.

We will assess your level of English before we enrol you onto the course and can signpost you to our Functional Skills English courses to upskill if necessary.

Start date: Rolling

Course Code





12 weeks


Fully funded

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The support I received from my support worker and my teachers has helped me gain new skills and develop my knowledge and confidence.

Brandon Harris
Health and Social Care 1, 2 and 3

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