Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Education Level 3

Qualification Numbers : 601/5595/2 and 601/5595/4

This course is accredited and regulated through Ofqual and is available via distance learning UK-wide.

Different Minds UK offers the ADHD in Education Level 3 qualification. This is a double qualification, accredited and regulated by Ofqual and combines the Award in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Level 3 qualification with the Award in Supporting Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Level 3 qualification.

You are required to be in a role working with or supporting individuals with ADHD in an educational setting to complete this course.

You will be required to have access to a case study. Please note that you are unable to use your own child as your case study.

Why we offer this qualification

Our aim at Different Minds is to provide those with ADHD every chance to reach their full potential. One way we do this is to provide excellent education for schools, colleges and university staff; this includes teachers, support staff and SENCOs, enabling a joint understanding of how they can support the entire school by first supporting learners with ADHD. We believe that every school should have a team of ‘Specialist Champions’ supporting the SENCO. Our vision is for every school to have a Specialist ADHD Champion within their team, as well as for other neuro-differences such as, autism and dyslexia.

Raising awareness of neurodiversity is crucial throughout the entire school; to inspire more school staff to take action, to take steps to enable neurodiverse students understand their unique skills and master their individual learning styles, allowing them to have an understanding of what they need and how to manage themselves. Students who have diverse ways of thinking and seeing the world must be given the opportunity to learn about themselves, and to achieve this, they require the stakeholders in their lives, e.g. parents, teachers, doctors, social workers to fully understand and respect their unique minds.

ADHD can have a significant impact on young people’s lives; it can affect what they achieve at school, how the behave at home and how they form relationships. It has been shown that children with ADHD are more likely to drop out of school, suffer from depression, have a teenage pregnancy or develop personality disorders. Without effective management, ADHD will often have a substantial impact on academic and work-related outcomes. Several published studies have found significant differences in academic performance, relationships with siblings and behavioural and conduct problems in children with ADHD compared to those without the condition.

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Course Content

ADHD is the most treatable neurodevelopmental difference and is often accompanied by co-morbidities such as autism and dyslexia. This qualification will help staff to: identify the signs of ADHD; gather accurate evidence for referral; be able to work, and communicate effectively, with parents and will promote a clearer pathway to assessment and treatment options. Once the ADHD is successfully managed, other possible co-morbidities will be easier to identify.

ADHD Awareness Element: Aims and Objectives

What is meant by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how it is distinguished from other neurodevelopmental disorders?

What are the characteristic features of ADHD and the common co-morbid difficulties that can be experienced by individuals with ADHD?

The different theories relating to the causes of ADHD, how behavioural therapy and medication can be used to treat ADHD, and the common side effects of medication.

Evaluating the different methods used to assess ADHD; outlining key differences between them.

Analysing the possible physical, social, emotional and behavioural effects of ADHD on an individual.

Evaluating the impact of ADHD on an individual’s ability to participate and function in everyday activities and to engage in learning.

Evaluating different learning support strategies, which can be used to motivate individuals with ADHD, including ways to adapt teaching and education resources and the learning environment.

Explaining different approaches to encourage positive learning behaviour in individuals with ADHD and state why it is important to select and apply different strategies for different individuals.

The different sources for and types of support available to individuals with ADHD, their families and those supporting their learning.

Evaluating the different methods used to assess ADHD, outlining key differences between them. Analysing the possible physical, social, emotional and behavioural effects of ADHD on an individual.

Evaluating the impact of ADHD on an individual’s ability to participate and function in everyday activities and to engage in learning.

Evaluating different learning support strategies, which can be used to motivate individuals with ADHD, including ways to adapt teaching and education resources and the learning environment.

Explaining different approaches to encouraging positive learning behaviour in individuals with ADHD and state why it is important to select and apply different strategies for different individuals.

The different sources and types of support available to individuals with ADHD, their families and those supporting their learning.

ADHD Supporting Element: Aims and Objectives

Being able to adapt teaching so that the learning of individuals with ADHD is better supported and to monitor more closely the progress of individuals with ADHD.

Assessing progress in specific areas of learning against one or more individual learners’ targets and be able to evaluate and adjust learning support strategies.

Using appropriate methods to assess the effectiveness of learning support strategies provided and use the findings to adjust support strategies where necessary.

Being able to take a person-centred approach to support learning for individuals and being able to plan and provide support in a way that meets their individual needs and preferences.

Employing appropriate support strategies to encourage positive behaviour for learning and being able to select and adapt teaching and learning resources, including technology, to meet the needs of learners with ADHD.

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Qualification Information

Credits: 7

Delivery: Distance learning

Course Duration:6 months

Guided Learning Hours: 52

Lesson Options: Various times a day available

Governing Body: Ofqual

Cost: £495.00 per learner

This is a double qualification. The qualifications gained at the end of this course will be:

Award in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness, Level 3

Qualifications Number: 601/5594/2

and

Award in Supporting Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Level 3

Qualification Number: 601/5595/4

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Where do I go for my lessons?

We use a well-known platform called CourseSites by Blackboard. The advantage of using this platform is that it is accessible everywhere!

All your lessons are live with your tutor and there is the option of day or evening classes. You can log in any time and access your course resources, and you can also meet other students in the classroom for extra study time if and when you feel you would like to.

Guess what? We also understand that life sometimes just gets in the way so, if you miss your live lesson… we’ve got it covered. You will have access to the lesson on catch up!

Do not panic! A microphone and/or camera are not required for the course.

If you would like to trial the platform before you sign up for the course, please contact us on hello@differemindsuk.co.uk and we can arrange this for you.

Please note: full guidance will be given on how to use the platform before the course commences so do not worry if you are not computer minded. If you can turn on the computer, check and send an email then you can use the course platform! If you do have any issues these can be resolved in the troubleshooting sessions that happen a week or two before the course even starts.

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Course dates for 2019: 

Live lesson : Tuesday 7–8pm

Lesson 1: 1st October

Lesson 2: 15th October

Lesson 3: 29th October

Lesson 4: 12th November

Lesson 5: 26th November

Lesson 6: 10th December

Lesson 7: 14th January

Lesson 8: 28th January

Lesson 9: 11th February

Lesson 10: 25th February

Portfolio hand in date: 10th March

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Please note: Before you pay for any UK Course that claims it is accredited and regulated check out the Government Qualification Checker website to be sure. The qualification codes for this course is 601/5594/2 and 601/5595/4.