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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

PGDip Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf Qualification) 'For students who joined the programme in 2022/23' (Distance Learning)

Programme code:PGD-ED/DE-PUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Helen Latka Contact

Total credits: 150

Entry requirements:

- First degree or equivalent
- Normally 2 years' teaching experience
- School's standard English Language requirements
- Enhanced DBS clearance or current employment as a serving teacher

- British Sign Language CACDP level 1 (required for the ToD qualification)

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

School of Education

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Education

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:


Programme specification:

This programme provides flexible opportunities for professional development in the area of deaf education looking for CPD opportunities as an alternative route to (the MA Deaf Education ToD) gaining the mandatory teacher of the deaf qualification.

The programme is delivered through distance learning materials, which are supported by tutorials and regular day schools and two short residential stays. The department has a national reputation both in teaching and research in the field of deaf education and drawn students to current deaf education courses from all over England and Northern Ireland.

The learning drawn on students' synchronous work with deaf children, in schools and colleges, allowing them to reflect upon their experiences and relate this practical knowledge to their reading and analysis of current theories and research regarding childhood deafness, development and learning.

The programme particularly encourages deaf applicants and drawn on the established expertise in the School of Education to provide the appropriate access to and support during the course. This commitment to widening participation further supports University-wide initiatives to encourage deaf students to study at Leeds at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The distance programme is delivered through a combination of on-line tools and face-to-face teaching. This is supported by regional tutorials as well as synchronous and asynchronous discussion and activities in the University's Virtual Learning Environment (Minerva).

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Candidates must study and pass EDUC 5070M OR EDUC5072M in year 1

EDUC5070MEducational Audiology30 creditsNot running in 202324
EDUC5072MDeafness and Development30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study and pass the following modules:

Optional modules:


If you studied EDUC 5078M and EDUC 5072M in year one, you are required to study and pass EDUC 5070M and EDUC 5073M in year two.

Candidates must take the pair of modules not studied in the previous year. Either:

EDUC5070MEducational Audiology30 creditsNot running in 202324
EDUC5072MDeafness and Development30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5073MLearning and Teaching in Deaf Education30 credits 
EDUC5078MPolicy and Practice in Deaf Education30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5079MProfessional Skills: Learning, Teaching and Audiology15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Last updated: 18/09/2023 16:52:59


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