Try understanding neurodiversity - virtual (01RW53CL/20)

Online Course

Course details

Neurodiversity is a term we are starting to hear more and more often, but what does it mean? The term comes from ‘neuro,’ meaning the brain, and ‘diversity,’ meaning different, so the term simply means that our brains all behave differently and that these differences should be recognised, embraced and respected.

When we talk about neurodiversity this can cover a wide range of differences, such as dyslexia, ADHD, mental health and autism. The concept of neurodiversity recognises that, for those with difficulties, things like retaining information, learning new things or maintaining focus can be more difficult. By embracing neurodiversity, we can reduce the stigma and make it easier for people to access support and get help to build their confidence, self-esteem, motivation and resilience and ultimately to help people to achieve their personal goals.

On this virtual course you will find out more about the whole range of courses that we have on offer to raise awareness on a range of neurodiversity topics.

What do I need to join the course?

You do not need any prior knowledge of neurodiversity to join this course, , just an interest in learning about this subject area. As the course is being delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams you will need to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet, have a web browser (e.g. Google chrome, Microsoft Edge) and are able to follow the links to take part in the virtual activities. This will include having some basic computer skills, including being able to use a keyboard and mouse.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

This course is delivered via virtual learning on Microsoft Teams. You will not need to attend any classroom delivery but you will need to commit to attending the virtual sessions at the specified dates and times. In order to participate in the virtual sessions you will need access to the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Headset/earphones if required, including a microphone (unless you are able to work in an area where you will not be disturbed/disturb others
  • A reliable internet connection
  • An email address to access the virtual classroom
  • A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, smart phone/tablet with camera
  • Teams app downloaded (free download is available)
  • You may find it useful to have a notebook and pen to make notes and you may be asked to submit work back to your tutor, therefore the ability to produce a text or word document that you can upload or email to your tutor will be beneficial.

If you are unsure about how to join a virtual learning session please contact us as soon as possible, but at the latest 2 working days prior to your course starting.  We will then arrange for one of our Personal Advisors to contact you and talk you through how to access the sessions.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught and supported online by our friendly and experienced tutor and take part in discussions and group and individual work.

What will I learn?

On this course you will learn:

  • What neurodiversity is
  • How this may impact on individuals in their daily lives
  • You will gain an overview of the related courses on offer with EES:
  • Dyslexia awareness
  • Dyspraxia awareness
  • ADHD awareness
  • Asperger’s Syndrome awareness
  • Mental Health awareness.

What could I do next?

You could progress to a short course in Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD or Asperger’s or you could take an accredited course to get a qualification in Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or Mental Health Awareness. You may also be interested in maths, English, ICT, Self-esteem and Confidence Building, Mental Toughness or Self Compassion with Mindfulness.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.