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Education with Autism, Disability and Special Educational Needs

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

104

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BCC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Education studies

Disability studies

**Course summary**

- Thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment.

- Develop skills in communicating and engaging with diverse audiences.

- Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.

- Debate current developments in education policies and practices.

- Build your employability by gaining real-world experience.

On this course, you'll study education in detail, and have the chance to specialise and gain a qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). while engaging in debates and improving your communication skills. This broad knowledge and experience will ensure you’re ready for wherever your career takes you.

**How you learn**

Our focus is to support you to develop personally and professionally, as you gain confidence in applying knowledge to real-world experiences.

In an inclusive and supportive environment, you will explore current issues and challenge accepted ideas and practices, alongside expert academic staff.

**You learn through**

- engaging inclusively with peers

- class debates

- group tutorials

- peer-review feedback

- real-world projects

- team working on placement

- opportunities to study abroad

- challenging your own thinking

- lectures and visiting speakers

- models of reflection

- guided and independent study

All assessment is coursework based.

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

**Applied learning
Work placements**

You undertake placements in different workplaces each year, such as schools, voluntary groups or other informal educational organisations. This enables you to explore a range of potential employment opportunities during the course and gives you substantial real-world experience to prepare for your future career.

Our partnership team help you find the right placement for you. You will be in a placement setting two days per week that usually lasts up to 8 weeks during a semester on each year of the course.

**Live projects**

The course works with a number of educational organisations to set 'live projects' where students work collaboratively to share their knowledge with local communities. Recently our students have worked with Create Sheffield (Sheffield Cultural Education Partnership) and Sheffield Theatres Trust.

**Networking opportunities**

You will meet and work with a range of educational professionals and organisations, on placement and in the classroom. Our Careers and Employability team and your tutors will also introduce you to relevant research and professional networks.

Developing attributes such as curiosity, independent-thinking and integrity, alongside skills such as reflection, evaluation and digital literacy opens doors to a wide range of post-degree possibilities.

At each level of the course, you will be supported to reflect on the experience you are gaining and will develop action plans to scaffold your ongoing professional journey.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Inclusive Practice: Thinking Differently About Education 40
Language, Learning And Diversity 20
Philosophies Of Education 20
Placement: Introducing Professional Practice 20
Politics And Policy In Education 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Ethics In Education 20
International Perspectives On Education 20
Placement: Developing Professional Practice 20
Social Justice In Education 20

Elective modules
Experiencing Spaces: Embodying Education 20
Exploring Places And Spaces: Education Beyond The Classroom 20
Exploring Second Language Learning 20
Foundation Studies In Tesol 20

Year 3
Optional modules
Placement Year

Final year
Compulsory modules
Debating Education: Exploring Contemporary Issues 20
Education In The Digital Age 20
Educational Identities 20
Placement: Reflecting On Personal And Professional Development 20
Research Project 40
Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Practical

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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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.

73%
low
Education studies
91%
high
Disability studies

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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

82%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Sociology

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

91%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
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
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

Academic studies in 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.

£15,600
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Caring personal services

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

Sociology

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
17%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Customer service occupations

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

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.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

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.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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

£20k

£20k

£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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