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Teaching and Learning (Special Educational Needs) Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

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Course outline

The field of education is ever changing and opportunities arise within it for an appropriately qualified workforce who can deliver specialist training.

This course allows you to develop generic skills in teaching and learning as well as providing an opportunity for supporting students with special educational needs.

If you have a Level 5 teaching qualification (ie Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE)) you can apply for direct entry onto Year 2 of the course.

The course provides a professional qualification for people working not just in schools but in a wide range of support roles including further and higher education and the voluntary sector. It helps you develop an understanding of the origins of learning disabilities and difficulties and provides techniques for supporting students with special educational needs.

The course follows a blended-learning approach. You will need to have a placement in an appropriate educational setting for a minimum of 3 hours per week.

Core modules include:

  • Supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT across the curriculum
  • Assessment for learning
  • Inclusive practice
  • Personal development and professional practice
  • Understanding and managing behaviour
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Professional practice
  • Innovation in teaching and learning methods

Additional modules include:

  • Educational provision and ongoing development for special educational needs
  • Techniques and strategies for managing the learning of those with special educational needs
  • Specific learning disabilities and difficulties (autism, ADHD)
  • Specific learning disabilities and difficulties (dyslexia and dyscalculia)

You can view the full Course Specification here.

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: XX1F
UCAS

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Location Date Fees / reductions

Location:

Pelham Avenue
Nottingham
NG5 1AL

Date:

Start: 26th September 2019

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £8250

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C000108 / Q000680

Qualification

Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning (Special Educational Needs) FdA

Duration

2 years

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.

If you have a Level 5 teaching qualification (ie. Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE)) you can apply for direct entry onto Year 2 of the course. You can discuss this with us at interview.

Experienced mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

Each module is internally assessed through individual or group assignments, which can be practical, making use of current educational thinking.

Assignments are sector-focused, e.g. lifelong learning or compulsory education, to develop the relevant skills of analysis and evaluation.

Progression

You could continue into a generic BA (Hons) Education degree or a specialist top-up degree.

You could then progress onto a PGCE, SCITT, Teach First or School Direct course. You will need GCSEs grade C/4 or above in English Language, Maths and Science for a primary school teacher post.

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.

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