Teaching Remedial Learning Support

Education and Teaching


9 Weeks


Support learners with this course aimed to assist and guide you in understanding of children and how their individual development can be influenced.


As remedial learning support is such an underdeveloped field in South Africa still, there is a need for exploration and understanding of some of the basic concepts of remedial learning support required for students with learning barriers, to achieve the national measurements and standards of South African regulation.

The purpose of this course is to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding amongst educators, parents and caregivers, concerning the different developmental, behavioural and environmental learning barriers in early childhood, and in the foundation phase. Furthermore, the purpose of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the nature of remedial learning support and its practical application to the learning situation and classroom setting.

Subject Matter Expert

Nikki Swart started off her academic journey at the University of Johannesburg, completing a BA degree in Psychology. Thereafter, she enrolled for the PGCE course, specialising in early childhood and the foundation phase while working at a school for children with autism and other learning disabilities, and specifically working with the ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) approach.

As the school grew and the need for extended approaches arose, she worked together with other professionals in establishing remedial programmes for the children, eventually taking on the position of the lead therapist for the grade 3 programme. She then began expanding her horizons by getting involved in private therapy and she now does this full-time.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTSTo successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSOur online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. UNi4 Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.

Learning Approach

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:

  • The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
  • Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions.
  • View a range of introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
  • Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion forum.


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a UNi4 Online Certificate of Completion.

Learning Objectives

Your dedicated Online Academic Tutor (OAT) will provide you with necessary guidance, offer advice and answer questions on course content, to help you achieve academic success.


  • MODULE 0 | Orientation Week 1
  • MODULE 1 | Human Development: Theories – The Psychology Behind Children Week 2
  • MODULE 2 | The Individual Child – A Deeper Look into the Development of a Child Week 3
  • MODULE 3 | School Readiness – Guiding Children to be Ready for School Week 4
  • MODULE 4 | Barriers to Learning – Understanding Learning Barriers and Impairments Week 5
  • MODULE 5 | Assistance and Remedial Programming for Special Needs – Developing Remedial, Programmes According to a Child’s Specific Needs Week 6
  • MODULE 6 | Problematic Behaviour – Exploring the Reasons Behind Child Behaviour Week 7
  • MODULE 7 | Evaluation and Assessment – Understanding the Importance of Proper Assessment Week 8
  • MODULE 8 | Wrap-up Week 9

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