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Discover Special Educational Needs and Disability

Why choose this course?

Children and adults with special educational needs and disability (SEND) may require extra support. If you’re looking for a rewarding career, this course will equip you with the skills to help provide SEND support that will influence lives both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the theories, policies and context within special educational needs and disability
  • Undertake work placements in the areas of education, health or social care to develop your practical and professional skills. This valuable real world experience will enhance your employability when you graduate.
  • Gain an international perspective on education by taking the opportunity to study abroad as part of our Erasmus+ scheme.
  • Our expert teaching team are specialist practitioners who will help you to understand the debates surrounding SEND and inclusion. This will ensure that your learning is up-to-date and relevant in today’s climate.

Entry requirements

CourseTypical entry requirementsUCAS code
BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability 260 UCAS points X361

Where will it take you?

96.9% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.

We’ll prepare you for career in a hugely rewarding sector, including roles in:

  • Family liaison
  • Advocacy
  • Inclusion support
  • Teaching assistance
  • Mentoring
  • Adult education
  • Careers services

You could also undertake further study in a range of areas, including teacher training, health, psychological services, and social care.