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.
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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
Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning (Special Educational Needs) FdA
You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:
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.
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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.
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.
This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.