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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Additional Learning Needs Special Educational Needs and Disability Support

UCAS Code: 3B49

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English or Welsh (if this is your first language), plus grade C/4 or above in Mathematics or Science, or equivalent.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Learning support

This course is for those seeking a career supporting learners across the sectors in educational settings such as mainstream schools, resource provision units, special schools, post-compulsory provision or within the local authority support services. The interdisciplinary approach includes the sociological, historical, psychological, philosophical and contemporary aspects of education relating to the diverse range and nature of ALN/SEND and the processes through which learners may secure their educational entitlement; and knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, delivery and evaluation of a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that meets the needs of learners with ALN/SEND.

The course:

provides the opportunity to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and work experience needed to go straight into the workplace or teaching via a Primary Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Post-compulsory qualification (PcET)
opens up additional employment opportunities in informal education settings or progression to further study
combines taught modules and placement experiences in a range of settings
enables you to interrelate the policy, theory and practice of learning and teaching for a range of learners and a range of ALN/SEND including communication and interaction needs and SpLD/Dyslexia.

KEY COURSE FEATURES
Study topics which are contemporary and directly related to the education of children and supporting those with a range of ALN/SEND
Experience extended placements within the children’s workforce
Engage in research whilst out on placement whilst being guided by experienced practitioners
Use your current relevant employment as your placement or seek exciting new experiences
Receive support from an experienced staff team and academic tutorial system

Modules

The programme is delivered through a broad range of approaches to learning and teaching such as practical workshops, projects, debates, role play, case studies, lectures and seminars. The experience gained on work placements is invaluable preparation for the education workforce, being attractive to prospective employers and helping to inform your career choices.

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

In Year 1 you will develop your professional knowledge and skills in the following areas: aspects of the school curriculum, additional learning needs, developmental theories of children and young people, counselling skills and safeguarding, in addition to having a placement opportunity.

MODULES

• Academic Development and Reflective Practice
• Protecting Children and Young People
• Development of Literacy and Numeracy
• Development of Children and Young People
• Introduction to ALN/SEN
• Foundations in Counselling Skills for Education


YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

In Year 2 the course content includes further placement opportunities, supporting learners with behavioural, social and emotional and communication and interaction differences, inclusion and diversity, curriculum aspects and learning beyond the classroom.

MODULES

• Research Methods
• Inclusion and Diversity
• Curriculum (3-8 years)
• Supporting Children and Young People: Behavioural, Emotional and Social Differences (BESD)
• Supporting Children and Young People: Communication and Interaction
• Learning Beyond the Classroom

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

In Year 3 there is an opportunity to engage in action research whilst on placement. Modules also include negotiated learning, further curriculum aspects, supporting children and young people with specific learning differences such as dyslexia and exploring multi-agency support.

MODULES

• Research Article
• Curriculum (7-14 years)
• Specialist Negotiated Learning
• ALN/SEN: Specialist Support
• Supporting Learners with Specific Learning Differences/Dyslexia

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

The modules are assessed using a variety of methods including case studies, observation, reflection and evaluation of practice (microteaching), essays, reflective reports, portfolios, presentations, group projects, resource design and development, research articles.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

The programmes are delivered through a broad range of approaches to learning and teaching such as practical workshops, projects, debates, role play, case studies, lectures and seminars. The experience gained on work placements is invaluable preparation for working life, being attractive to prospective employers and helping to inform your career choices.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

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.

63%
low
Learning support

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.

Education

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

78%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

Education

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.

98%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Education and 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.

£13k

£13k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

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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