Course Description: “Educators – Special Needs, Inclusion, and Accessibility: Tools for Schools”
This CACHE Level 3 course is designed to equip educators with comprehensive knowledge and practical tools to support students with special needs. The course comprises six modules, each focusing on distinct learning objectives. At the end, you will take a test that will give you an internationally recognised CACHE Level 3 qualification in Special Needs, Inclusion and Accessibility.
The first module delves into the understanding of “Special Needs and Disability,” covering topics such as the medical and social models of disability, global variations in describing special needs, and the concepts of hidden and visible disabilities. The second module, “Accessibility – What Does it Mean,” explores different interpretations of accessibility, delving into physical, social, and sensory aspects, and examining the impacts of accessibility on individuals and their surroundings.
The third module, “Creating an Accessible Learning Environment,” guides learners through identifying the components of an individual’s environment, understanding how objects and spaces influence behaviour, and utilise the WCA Framework to assess and enhance accessibility. The fourth module, “Inclusion – What Does it Mean,” investigates diverse perspectives on inclusion, including social, educational, sensory, and physical aspects, while emphasizing the impact of inclusion on individuals and their communities.
Module five, “Explaining People with Hidden Disabilities – Using the SWOT Method,” introduces the SWOT assessment technique to understand and map strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for individuals with different needs. Finally, the sixth module, “Developing an Accessibility Profile,” empowers learners to create accessibility profiles for individuals and entire classes.
You will not only gain theoretical insights but also develop practical skills to create inclusive and accessible learning environments for diverse student populations.