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NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES

40 (400 hours) Credits at level 4

This qualification is listed on the National Qualification Framework and the Seabrook McKenzie Centre has course approval and is accredited to deliver it by the NZQA.

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/details.do?providerId=988292001


The aim is to provide a framework to understand and identify indicators of SLD, understand challenges encountered by individuals with SLD and help them engage in lifelong learning and achieve their potential. Basic intervention techniques will be provided with emphasis on intervening and supporting individuals in their particular context, including regular classrooms. The course includes 335 hours of lecture and guided activities and 65 hours of practical application and reflective practice, spread over 4 terms.

This course is intended for teachers, teacher aides, parents, educators, and professionals coming into contact with people with SLD. It aims to provide them with a framework to understand and identify indicators of SLD, understand challenges encountered by individuals with SLD and help them engage in lifelong learning and achieve their potential. Basic intervention techniques will be provided with emphasis on intervening and supporting individuals in their particular context, including regular classrooms. The course includes 90 hours of lecture and guided activities and 65 hours of practical application and reflective practice, spread over 3-4 terms.

Please note that this course may be more appropriate for classroom teachers who do not have time or opportunity for one to one (or small group) work with a learner. The first 3 units are identical, and will run concurrently, allowing for ease of transfer from one course to another if desired.

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES

60 credits (600 hours) at level 5

This qualification is listed on the National Qualification Framework and the Seabrook McKenzie Centre has course approval and is accredited to deliver it by the NZQA.

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/details.do?providerId=988292001

 

Module 1: INTRODUCTION TO SLD (30 credits at level 5)

This course is open to teachers and professionals working in related fields of health and education and aims to provide them with a framework to identify SLD, recognise their effects on the behaviour and learning of learners, and understand assessment and intervention principles. Remediation techniques will be provided and emphasis will be on the development of individual intervention plans for one to one or small group delivery. The course includes 300 hours of lectures, reading, guided activities including 7 assignments over three terms.

The first 3 units are identical with the first 3 units of the New Zealand Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities, and will run concurrently, allowing for ease of transfer from one course to another if desired.

Module 2: TEACHING learners with SLD (30 credits at level 5)

This course follows on from the Introduction to SLD course. It concentrates on the practical application of the skills learned during the first course, as well as analysis and critical review. The course is intended primarily for certificated teachers who have completed the Introduction to SLD Certificate and are considered to have all the required attributes to be a successful SLD teacher, and are eligible for provisional registration with the Seabrook McKenzie Centre. This will require a police vetting and adherence to the code of ethics and all quality assurance measures implemented by the Centre.

It includes 45 hours of lectures and presentations, 25 hours of tutorials, 10 hours mentoring and lesson observations, 4 assignments including research application and critical evaluation components (70 hours) and a practical teaching component (150 hours) spread over three terms.

 

 

We are pleased to announce that, due to considerable late interest, the course will again be offered in 2020. Here are the new dates:

 

Revised Dates of the Teacher Training Course for 2020.

Level 4 and 5: ( 9 AM – 4 PM)

 20-23 April

 9 and 23 May

                       6 and 20 June

                       6-8 July

                       2, 15, 29 August

                       5-7 October

                       7 November

 

 Fees:

Cost for Level 4 in 2020:  is $1,000.

Cost for Level 5 in 2020:  Module 1 is $1000. Module 2 is $600.

The fees are paid in installments when invoiced over the year:
2 x $300 and 1 x $400 for the Level 4 course and
2 x $300 and 1 x $400 (as for Level 4) and 1 x $600 for the Level 5 course.

The fee is GST inclusive, and covers lectures and course materials, excluding stationery.

A third of the course fees go towards covering NZQA annual fees and compliance fees.

Selected resources and teaching materials will be available for purchase by the trainees but are not necessary to complete the course.

Withdrawal policy
As there is no deposit, and fees are invoiced during the course, refunds for withdrawals will not apply.

Please email info@seabrookmckenzie.net to request an enrollment form, express interest or ask questions. This year, for the first time, there is a subsidy available for out- of-town applicants. The amount of the subsidy will depend on numbers eligible. 

 

Benefits of studying with us:

Our courses are delivered at our Centre. You will be face to face with a qualified lecturer who is experienced in the teaching and tutoring of students with a specific learning disability. The small group means you have a chance to learn from each other and have your individual situation addressed by the lecturer. The dates are all weekend or school holiday dates and will allow you to do the course without needing time off from your teaching or teacher aide job. You can also do the course if you are not presently working in a school. The Level 5 course qualifies you, if you wish, to be part of our bank of qualified, registered, self-employed tutors and receive referrals from us for prospective students.