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Middlesex University Course

Siarad Da, in partnership with the Middlesex University is delivering a new CPD Distance Learning Course focusing on vulnerable offenders, and those at risk of offending, with Communication and Learning Disabilities.

There are 3 full day tutor led training days, as well as: course materials and regular academic support. To achieve the accreditation there are three work-based assignments, Students are provided with academic support and guidance throughout the duration of the course.

Siarad Da, a non-profit organisation, works directly with professionals and families, to Look Behind the Behaviour of challenging behaviour, which often results in offending behaviour.  Siarad Da also supports individuals struggling to appropriately express their needs and to better understand consequences and expectations.

This is a CPD focussed course designed with a multi-discipline approach. 


  • Increase your knowledge of Communication and Learning Disabilities and the links with Challenging Behaviour


 Topics covered include:

  • Receptive and expressive communication
  • Pragmatics
  • Cognitive neuro science
  • Brain trauma
  • Theories about Language Levels and Vocabulary Tiers

On completion of the course you will have achieved a Siarad Da Certificate worth 40 credits at Level 6, which can be used toward a number Professional Practice awards with Middlesex University. The pathway is flexible, leading to undergraduate and post graduate Middlesex University Awards.


Who can benefit from this course?

Practitioners working with vulnerable victims and offenders, or those at risk of offending, with learning and/or communication disabilities, in the fields of:

Health and Social Care        Criminal Justice        Police        Social Services        Education Youth Service        NHS Professionals        Prison / Custody Officers        Independent Sector


Entry Requirements

Minimum Level 5 for Level 6 study. Eligibility is also  for those without a level 5 formal qualification but working at that level in their work place.


Course Fees

£975 (there are some part-funded places available)


How to Apply

For more information please contact Dr April May Kitchener, 07814524553 or aprilmay@siaradda.org.uk



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