Level 2

NCFE/CACHE Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties


6 weeks


Rush Green Campus




Adult 19+

Around 15% of people have a learning difficulty, which means they can find it harder to learn certain skills.

By studying this online course you'll improve your understanding and awareness of learning difficulties, including ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. It's a great choice if you have caring responsibilities or are working in healthcare, social care or education.

This course is delivered entirely online and can be studied at a pace that suits you. You could complete in as little as 6 weeks dependent on the time you can commit.

You'll learn:

  • the characteristics of ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and dyscalculia
  • how specific learning difficulties can affect children and adults in different ways
  • the importance of early diagnosis
  • the various assessment methods available to diagnose specific learning difficulties
  • how individuals can be supported to gain, start and continue with study and employment

This Level 2 course is free if you:

  • currently live in England
  • are aged 19+
  • have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years
  • are not be on an apprenticeship

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have earned a NCFE CACHE Level 2 certificate which could also help you progress your career, or enter a new sector – whilst giving you the tools you need to support those with specific learning difficulties.

We offer a range of online courses for adult learners. See the full range of courses here.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.