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Special Educational Needs

Undergraduate course
Education

Study online at a pace that suits you and gain the skills to support the specialist needs of the children you work with.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Distance Learning

Your Course

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Our course is taught fully online so you can fit your learning around your work and life commitments.
Entry Requirements
Additional Requirements: This course is aimed at applicants who are beginning their careers in an education, training or educational related context.

Normally, applicants will have English Language GCSE grade C or equivalent and be new to Higher Education study. Applicants should include their occupational experience, career history and future aspirations in their supporting information.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

  • Natalie Storey

Careers

Natalie Storey
Reception Class Teacher, Lilycroft Primary School

MA Childhood Studies and Early Years

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“The modules on the MA allowed me to pick areas of study I could apply directly to my classroom practice. The course has given me many experiences to draw upon and it reflects the ever changing world of education.

MODULES & LEARNING

Build your knowledge of the learning and behavioural implications associated with this complex disorder, the strategies for identifying and supporting students with ADHD and how you can contribute to positive outcomes for ADHD students.

Develop your approach to working with autistic children by identifying specific interventions and strategies which can be used in their classroom.

Understand the nature and origins of SEBD and its implications in the classroom. You'll study how to identify and respond effectively to the diverse needs of children with SEBD or at risk of such difficulties.

Learn about the key issues around educating students with special educational needs in the classroom, and to review the best-practice approaches to inclusive education.

An overview of the potential learning difficulties that pupils with general difficulties and physical disabilities may experience, enabling you to identify and evaluate a range of options in teaching methods.

Enhance your skills for identifying and responding to the learning needs of pupils with dyslexia. You will explore how you can make a difference to the lives and learning of those with dyslexia.

We're experts in special education needs. We are the only provider of fully online PG Cert, Advanced Diploma and Certificate in Higher Education courses, delivered in collaboration with ICEP Europe, a body specialising in psychology and special needs. And, because they're online, you can work around your own commitments - it's an opportunity to study wherever and whenever at a pace that suits you. From getting involved in online forums and debate with fellow support workers, to email and phone contact with our tutors, you'll have access to all the help you'll need. This is an opportunity to benefit from what you learn straight away - our option modules allow you to tailor your study so it's relevant for your own school and the children you work with. You'll be able to look at what you do, how you do it, whether it is successful and develop new ways to approach your support work.
  • Nick Mitchell Nick Mitchell
    Principal Consultant

    Working on special educational needs and inclusion over the past six years has introduced me to some of the most dedicated, thoughtful and talented people with whom I have ever had the privilege to work with.

    After working as a secondary school science teacher for six years, Nick became an educational researcher and tutor, firstly at the University of Leeds and more recently at the University of Nottingham where he was a member of the Becoming a Teacher Project Team. Nick's main interest lies in developing new ways to deliver online learning to students.
FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most undergraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2016/17 on this course is £677.6 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33.88. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most undergraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2016/17 on this course is £677.6 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33.88. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you, and the Library is open 24/7 if you would like to visit. Our offsite team also provide specialist support for distance learning students.

  • Dedicated Support Team
    Dedicated Support Team

    Just because you aren't learning on campus doesn't mean you'll have to cope on your own - you'll have the support of a personal tutor along with the University's Student Hub and Wellbeing Centre. They are on hand to offer you advice about everything from academic issues to stress and anxiety.

  • Virtual Learning Environment
    Virtual Learning Environment

    The VLE gives you access to course materials such as videos, e-books and other documents. You also use it to submit your assignments and to receive feedback.

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

An amazing place to spend your days

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you get can get involved in learning. Our flexible courses – internet-based learning and part-time options – give you more choice, convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

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Open Day Information
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