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Course details

Study options

Part-time: 3 to 5 years

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

FdA

Start date

September

Course description

Please note that you will study this course at one of our partner colleges:

This part-time course is designed for professionals working in the field of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and has been developed with employers. It will enhance your ability to bring positive outcomes to the children and young people you work with. A range of relevant modules allow you to specialise in areas appropriate to your context. You will study this course at one of our partner colleges.

As you progress through the course you’ll develop as a confident, knowledgeable and effective practitioner when working with children and young people with SEND and their families within your context. It places emphasis on the knowledge, skills and competencies you’ll need to work effectively and inclusively with this group of children and young people in ways that will bring them positive outcomes.

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What you will study

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

You’ll study a mixture of theory and practical work and reflect on your practice.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed using your work-based activities, creative presentations, essays, discussion papers, case studies, and portfolios. There are no exams.

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Entry requirements

For information on entry requirements, please contact the partner college you wish to study at.

Fees and funding

2021/22 Fees (August 2021 - July 2022)

For fee information, please contact the partner college you wish to study at.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the College at which you wish to study:

Careers

You can progress on to stage three of an honours degree, for example BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability or BA (Hons) Education Studies with optional SEND pathway.

Many of our graduates have gone on to senior roles within their practice and workplace settings.

In recent years many of our graduates have:

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Additional information about your studies

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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