BA (Hons) Additional Needs and Disabilities (Children and Young People)
- September 2021, Full Time
- This course will run subject to approval by the University of East Anglia (UEA). This means the course is currently going through UEA's process to confirm the course will lead to a UEA award. Course re-approval will take place in Spring 2021 and is expected to be confirmed by May 2021.*
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 developing, historical, cultural, social, and political attitudes and values, exploring behaviour, care and education, transitions and how to promote independence, assistive technology, health, inclusion, rights, creative practice, and innovation in the field.
We are committed to employability and career management and this course will develop knowledge and understanding required for a range of careers in this field with specific modules linked to developing strong professional practice and leadership skills.
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.
Please check back here soon when further details of the programme will be available.
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)
Most candidates will be interviewed and will need to be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of working with children. In addition, applicants should have sufficient and appropriate prior experience in childcare or a Level 3 qualification* and show the potential for successful study at HE level, commitment to study and work in the sector. It is desirable for applicants to have GCSE English grade 3-9 (A- D) or equivalent qualification. The student entry point (and target audience) for this course will typically be students with a minimum of 48 UCAS points (or equivalent). Mature candidates are welcome if they can demonstrate appropriate qualifications and suitable experience.
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
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