Special Education Courses in UK

Special Education Courses in UK – Asian College of Teachers (ACT)

If you are willing to develop a career in special education, then you can undoubtedly opt for Asian College of Teachers’ SEN online courses. Special education is meant for all those children with mental, physical, social and/or emotional disabilities. SEN courses in UK is an intensive program focussing on Learning Disabilities, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and Autism and acquaints you with all the techniques you need to excel as a special education teacher.

  • The courses are available in 3 different levels – Certificate, Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma.
  • The courses are available online and can be completed at your own pace.
  • SEN courses are approved by CPD (UK) NCC (UK) and part of the program by CACHE (UK).

Course Details

The Special Education courses developed for teachers in UK are aiming to train teachers who want to get associated and support children with special needs in a classroom. If you want to gain knowledge about disabilities like Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Autism, this course is ideal for you.

Learning Disabilities (LD) - If you are looking to work with children with learning disabilities, you can select any of these courses on learning disabilities to get a complete understanding of the various principles and methods to deal children with learning disabilities. The course will provide you an opportunity to develop a rewarding career and offer you the chance to guide children within a school setting.

ADHD - ADHD courses offered by Asian College of Teachers are designed for both aspiring and working teachers to acquaint them with various strategies for helping students with ADHD in their classroom environment. You will get to know the facts about ADHD and it will assist you to manage the unique challenges faced by ADHD students.

Autism - The autism courses for teachers in UK provided by ACT in 3 different levels emphasizes on the various aspects of Autism. The course acquaints the aspirants with an overall idea on Autism and teaches them the various methods in dealing autistic kids in the classroom. It also gives you a broader aspect of autism and its allied disabilities and provides effective learning to children.

The SEN online courses by ACT are available in 3 different levels i.e. Certificate level, Diploma level and the P G Diploma level. The duration, eligibility and fees for all the three level are mentioned below.

Course Duration Eligibility
Certificate 4 months 10+2
Diploma 8 months 10+2
PG Diploma 12 months Bachelor’s degree

Job Prospects

Rising numbers of autism, ADHD other diagnoses are helping drive the demand for special education services throughout the nation, putting an unprecedented pressure on schools to retain special education teachers.

Special education teachers are bound to the same salary schedules as their colleagues in other subjects and specialty areas, largely due to guidelines set forth by state teacher unions.

You could become a special needs co-ordinator, head of department, deputy head or head teacher in your school, through training and promotion.

Eligibility for a Special Education Teacher

Special education teachers in public schools are required to have at least a bachelor's degree and a state-issued certification or license. Private schools typically require teachers to have a bachelor's degree, but the teachers are not required to be licensed or certified.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary Schools?

  • An entry-level Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £24,566 based on the average of 6 salaries).
  • A mid-career Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,490 based on 30 salaries.
  • An experienced Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,878. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £34,604.


  • All ACT courses are accredited by International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE)
  • ACT SEN courses are certified by CPD Certification Service UK
  • Most of our Special Education courses are endorsed and accredited by CACHE which is a part of the famous UK based NCFE.
  • Asian College of Teachers is a member of The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)
  • ACT courses are endorsed by NCC, an awarding organisation and a global provider of British Education.






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SEN Classroom Courses
ACT SEN courses

SEN Courses by ACT provides an insight into the techniques to be employed in an inclusive classroom and while handling varied learners. Get familiar with the principles and methodologies of to teach children with learning difficulties and develop special skills to handle your learners deftly.

This is a very helpful course. It gives me more information and understanding in coping with children with special needs.

Philippines, Dasmarinas City

Experience was good . . . Looking forward to have a great future in this field with the knowledge gained from the course.

Online SEN Courses
Online courses

Asian College of Teachers offers a selected range of unique courses in Special Education, Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities for both aspiring and working teaching professionals interested in the field of SEN. Courses are offered in online mode and can be pursued from anywhere.

Blended SEN Courses
Blended courses

Blended Courses in Special Education are designed for those willing to step into the world of SEN and study in both a traditional setting and online mode. The blended course emphasizes ADHD, Autism, other learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s Syndrome.

ACT gave me the opportunity to truly understand the children with special needs. The lessons given in every module was truly helpful and useful for a teacher like me.

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