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University Centre South Essex

Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies

UCAS Code: X161

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

15 credits at Merit or above

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills Maths GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Special needs teaching

The BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies degree provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with the theoretical, legislative and skills to be able to work in a variety of settings (Educational and care settings) supporting those with specific needs (including Learning Disabilities, Physical disabilities and mental health issues) and has a work placement that is central to the course which will enable students to be able to apply what is learnt in the classroom in the workplace environment and to bring what has been learnt in the workplace into the classroom, providing an opportunity for students to share practice and experience throughout the degree programme.

Modules

The modules studied in Year 1 are:
SE4-01 Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives in SEND;
SE4-02 Legislation and Policy for SEND;
SE4-03 Introduction to Specific Needs;
SE4-04 Practice and Procedure in Work place settings;
SE4-05 Effective Working practices.

The modules studied in Year 2 are:
SE5-01 Identifying and Supporting Individual Needs;
SE5-02 Developing and Delivering Learning Support Programmes;
SE5-03 Specific Needs;
SE5-04 Case Study;
SE5-05 Educational Inquiry.

The modules studied in Year 3 are:
SE6-01 Work Place Based Project;
SE6-02 CPPD;
SE6-03 Mental Health;
SE6-04 Protection and Vulnerability;
SE6-05 Practice and Innovation in Supporting Individual Needs.

Assessment methods

Assessment
Across the programme students are assessed using a variety of methods including; Essays, Research Projects, Presentations, MCQ Exams and Short Answer Tests and Portfolios. Please note that full assessment information can be found in the module descriptors.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework:

Year 1
100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods);

Year 2
100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods);

Year 3
100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods).

Tuition fees

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England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Southend

Department:

Faculty of Higher Education

TEF rating:
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