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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

Programme code:FD-PT/LTSENDUCAS code:
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Kay Sidebottom Contact

Total credits: 240

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:
Students need to have a minimum of 60 hours relevant work (paid or voluntary) per year AND
GCSE English grade A*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent
GCSE Maths grade A*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent

3 'A' Level passes or equivalent, e.g. CACHE OR Successful completion of the Alternative Entry Scheme

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Lifelong Learning Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

The current LLC exam board for the Learning and Teaching Programme will be used

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The Foundation Degree (FD) in Learning and Teaching: Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is a part-time programme for people working or volunteering in support roles with learners in schools, specialist units, FE, HE, the voluntary sector, libraries and a variety of other contexts. The programme runs for one afternoon per week and can be completed in three years. The course is aimed at those working with learners with SEND who wish to develop their understanding and expertise in this area and thereby enhance their career opportunities. The FD combines the development of specialist knowledge through option modules (for example on dyslexia) with core modules on how learners learn, typical and atypical development, developing teaching skills and broader issues in education. There is also an opportunity in Year 2 to experience a different SEND-related educational setting for a work-based learning module, enabling reflection on differences in professional structures and practice. The course modules focus on linking theory and practice. Sessions promote discussion of individual professional experiences linked to the focus topic, and the majority of the assessments enable more in-depth analysis of practice.
Teaching on the FD programme is in relatively small groups, enabling students to actively engage in sessions, and benefit from a supportive context. Members of the Lifelong Learning Centre staff team are dedicated to helping students with all aspects of their progress to make the most of their time at the University.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC1414Introduction to Typical and Atypical Child Development20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1415How Do Learners Learn20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC1417Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1437Academic and Professional Skills for Learning and Teaching20 creditsSemester 1

Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC1416Developing Teaching Skills to Meet Learners' Needs20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC2274Work-based Learning in Settings for Learners with SEND40 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take 0-20 credits of optional modules

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take 0-20 credits of discovery modules

Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC2202Curriculum and Assessment in Teaching and Learning20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2258Understanding Education Research20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC2259Creating Learning Resources20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will take 20 credits of optional modules

LLLC2228Using Stories to Develop Learning20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC2268Introduction to Dyslexia20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC2283Young People, Families and Mental Health20 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 11/05/2018


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