BA (Hons) Additional Needs and Disabilities (Children and Young People)
Norfolk House, Exchange Street
- September 2023, Full Time
If you have an interest in developing skills and understanding in working with and supporting children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, and their families, this could be the course for you.
Students will be offered the ability to gain insight into many of the disciplines associated with supporting children and young people with additional needs and disabilities including : -
- diagnosis and development,
- historical, cultural, social, and political attitudes and values,
- understanding behaviour
- person focused care and education,
- transitions and how to promote independence,
- assistive technology,
- health, identity and wellbeing,
- inclusion and rights
- creative practice
- current issues in the sector
This course has been developed from the belief that with the right support, every child and young person should be enabled and empowered to make the best possible progress and life outcomes, and this is core to every module. In a world where there is still a long way to go to ensure equal opportunities and inclusion in society of all, the course aims to help develop knowledge, understanding and empathy in this complex line of work.
To support this, students will be encouraged to develop their individual interests through subject specific assessments and research. In addition, the course provides a strong base for students to continue into further study at master’s level.
UCAS Code X360
If you have any specific questions about this course, please contact Claire Carkin - Course Leader BA (Hons) Additional Needs and Disabilities, email: email@example.com
Why our College?
Flexible study options
Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.
Smaller class sizes
Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.
97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)
Entry requirements will be 48 UCAS points for those students under 21 years of age. Applicants over 21 years of age, who do not have relevant UCAS points, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis but should demonstrate evidence of an appropriate qualification, experience in the field or a strong interest. Any applicants not deemed suitable due to lack of qualifications, for example, will be signposted to alternative progression routes or referred to the Advice Shop for support.
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening, and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS Academic (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage
Assessments are varied and innovative and are aimed to develop transferable skills to support employability. They include essays, journals, individual and group presentations, academic posters, reports, portfolio building, project work, professional discussion, examinations, infographics, and exhibitions.
Feedback is an essential element of the teaching and learning process and as such feedback is provided both informally through formative activities, and formally for summative assessments.
Academic Progression could include a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) or teacher training equivalent, PGCert Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Masters/MEd in Inclusion/Special Education Needs, Additional Needs and Disability or similar Level 7 programmes.
Career destinations could include special education teaching, social work, children’s services roles, educational or developmental psychology, occupational therapy, counselling, applied behaviour analyst, speech-language therapy, or mediation.
£8,000 per year (for UK students)
For international students (students from outside of the UK), fees are set at £12,000 per year