Introduction – Level 3 Special Needs, Inclusion and Accessibility; Tools for Schools

Welcome to the accredited CACHE Level 3 course on , “Educators – Special Needs, Inclusion, and Accessibility: Tools for Schools.” This journey will equip you with essential knowledge and skills to create an inclusive, accessible, and supportive educational environment. At the end you will take a multiple choice test to gain your internationally recognised CACHE level 3 accreditation!

When students are not engaged in a lesson, they will not learn well and behaviour can be poor. It makes a teacher’s job a lot harder. You can make a big difference to how your students behave and learn in the classroom by making sure they can fully join in the lesson. By the end of this course you will have the tools you need to make that difference for all pupils but particularly those with specific needs and even those pupils who do not have a formal diagnosis!

We show you step by step how to:

  • Identify pupil needs – even when they do not have a diagnosis
  • Identify actions that will help pupils learn better
  • Actions that benefit individual pupils
  • Actions that benefit the whole class

What you will learn:

  • Module 1: Special Needs and Disability
  • Understand medical and social models.
  • Explore global perspectives on describing special needs.
  • Recognize cultural variations.
  • Identify hidden and visible disabilities.
  • Learn about barriers to diagnosis.
  • Module 2: Identifying Hidden Disabilities – SCOO Analysis
  • What is a SCOO analysis
  • How to carry out a SCOO analysis with a class or individual.
  • What are the benefits of carrying out a SCOO.
  • Module 3: Developing Accessibility Profiles
  • Develop profiles for individuals and classes.
  • Explore approaches to working with disabilities.
  • Understand accessibility interpretations.
  • Define physical, social, and sensory accessibility.
  • Explore impacts of accessibility.
  • Module 4: Creating an Accessible Learning Environment
  • Understand elements of an environment.
  • Recognize object influences.
  • Explore space and people’s impact.
  • Use the WCA Framework for assessment and improvement.
  • Module 5: Inclusion – What Does It Mean
  • Understand diverse interpretations of “inclusion.”
  • Define social, educational, sensory, and physical inclusion.
  • Identify barriers to inclusion.
  • Explore the impacts of inclusion.
  • Prepare to support special needs, foster inclusion, and improve accessibility in education.

By the end of this course, you will be well-equipped to create an educational environment that fosters inclusion, supports special needs, and enhances accessibility. Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, or anyone involved in the education sector, this course will empower you to make a significant difference in the lives of your students. Get ready to embark on this transformative educational journey!

Completing this course will also give you an internationally recognised CACHE level 3 qualification. At the end of this course, you will need to answer a set of questions, which we will mark. You must achieve a final score of over 80% to be awarded your certificate, which will be sent out to you within 48 days of completing a pass.

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