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Understanding ADHD

There is an increasing need for practitioners who have knowledge and skills in the field of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The purpose of our Understanding ADHD short course is to help you to develop, and demonstrate, a critical awareness of ADHD and to critically appraise the issues children with ADHD face. 

Students of this course will also be able demonstrate the strategies and interventions appropriate for ADHD. 

In addition, you will learn to take responsibility for your own learning and skill development, including effective personal planning, self-reflection and project management. 

The credits from this course can be transferred to the new Master’s degree, MA Children and Young people’s Mental Health.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for pre- and in-service teachers, teaching assistants and those who work with neurodiverse children and young people in social care and health settings. 

Teaching Methods

The teaching, assessment and learner support on this course will encourage creativity in a dynamic environment and collaborative culture.

You will have opportunities to gain experience by interacting with others during lectures, seminars (small group teaching), tutorials, workshops and practice-based sessions. These sessions will provide learning activities to develop you as an inquiring, expert and confident practitioner. 


Assessments will be evidence-informed and will embrace pedagogic research and practice. 

The learning, teaching and assessment strategy for this micro-credential has been devised to ensure that the specialist knowledge and practical skills are developed and clearly assessed in the most appropriate manner and have a clear professional focus. For example, assessment includes an intervention that you can use and transfer to your practice.

Formative tasks and seminar activities will have a professional focus. You will be able to consider case studies and real-life scenarios in order to apply your knowledge and learning to the real world. This method of teaching and assessment also allow for key topics to be explored in greater depth with academic tutors and peers.