AIM Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Special Educational Needs

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Special Educational Needs (SEN) can affect children and young people in different ways; it can affect their reading and writing, their behaviour and concentration, their ability to understand things, or even their physical ability. Only 10% of children with SEN attend special schools, most attend mainstream schools in the UK. The Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Special Educational Needs is aimed at professionals working in education or carrying out a caring role in a nursery setting, as a teaching assistant, within childcare or play work, and are looking to develop knowledge and understanding of Special Educational Needs.


  • Development of children and young people
  • Professional practice in special educational needs service
  • How to support children and young people to achieve learning potential
  • How to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
  • How to support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements



If you choose to complete this Level 3 course in Principles of Special Educational Needs, you may choose to seek employment in one of many varied occupational areas for example:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant (up to £23,000)
  • Children and Families Support Worker (£18,000 to £35,000)
  • Learning Mentor (£14,500 to £25,000)


With further study, you may be interested in careers such as:

  • SEN or mainstream teacher (£27,984 to £46,083)
  • Early Years Tutor (£25,714 to £36,961)

*(Salary information taken from the National Careers Service)