- Study a course designed for professionals working in the field of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)
- Gain experience on a course that’s been developed with employers in the sector
- Specialise in areas that are appropriate to your work and interests
- Develop the knowledge, understanding and professional skills to progress in your practice and contribute to bringing positive outcomes to children and young people.
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.
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.
For information on entry requirements, please contact the partner college you wish to study at.
Please apply directly to the College at which you wish to study:
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:
- moved ahead in their vocational field - they are in senior roles, leading practice and settings.
- continued on to achieve a bachelors degree.
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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.