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Bishop Grosseteste University

Professional Practice in Special Educational Needs and Disability GRANTHAM

UCAS Code: GX36

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Special needs teaching

This course is a progression route if you are a graduate of an FdA Professional Practice in Special Educational Needs and Disability (or similar award), and have current and relevant experience, of working sector. This course will equip you with a critical understanding of sociological, psychological and philosophical values that shape Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

The course explores policy and practice in SEND, in different educational, cultural and social settings. It promotes your appreciation of the need for inclusive, relevant and ever-changing teaching strategies to meet diverse learning needs.

You will be challenged to consider interpretations and responses to needs in practice, seeking solutions and opportunities to advocate for change. You will develop knowledge and understanding of different needs and acquire skills in meeting these, through examining theory and engaging in research. Typical entrants to the course will be working practitioners within the sector.

The programme is offered through distance-learning, thus enabling you to participate alongside your regular, ongoing employment in the sector. As a distance learner you will take greater ownership of your study, being responsible for your learning as an independent and self-directed student.

The modular structure and varied design of the course supports you in accessing, utilising and becoming confident with online study materials. It is anticipated that you will spend at least 6 hours per week engaging in learning activities. You will be supported through online contact with tutors at BGU and will have access to BGU’s wider services such as digital learning development, electronic resources and online study skills materials.

The programme is offered through distance-learning, thus enabling you to participate alongside your regular, ongoing employment in the sector. As a distance learner you will take greater ownership of your study,being responsible for your learning as an independent and self-directed student.

The modular structure and varied design of the course supports you in accessing, utilising and becoming confident with online study materials. It is anticipated that you will spend at least 6 hours per week engaging in learning activities. You will be supported through online contact with tutors at BGU and will have access to BGU’s wider services such as digital learning development, electronic resources and online study skills materials.

As access to our Virtual Learning Environment and other learning tools is via a modern web browser such as Firefox or Chrome, you will require access to a computer with reliable internet connectivity. It is also recommended to have access to an office productivity package (such as Microsoft Office) and the ability to read and create PDF files. You will be entitled to a free copy of the Microsoft Office suite for the duration of your studies.

Each assessment task on this course promotes deep engagement with the subject and, in particular, the interplay between theory and practice. The assessment methods take account of needs of distance learners, maximising access to available resources through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and associated applications. You will haveopportunities to use multi-media alongside more orthodox techniques of written assignment, portfolio and project reports, also achievable online.

Graduating students of our existing SEND courses have gone on to Initial Teacher Training and/or continued in higher education. In addition to careers in education and ultimately special educational needs, graduates in this particular subject are also well-placed to develop careers in research-based settings, local authority provision, private sector educational providers, social care settings or within the voluntary sector.

Please note that this course is taught at Grantham College.

Find out more: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/course/fdasendprac/

Tuition fees

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England
£6,935
per year
EU
£6,935
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,935
per year
Scotland
£6,935
per year
Wales
£6,935
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Grantham College

Department:

Grantham College

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Special needs teaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,700
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Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
Childcare and related personal services
3%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Special needs teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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