• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Tutors and
    Support

Course Overview

This programme provides the theoretical knowledge and skills required to underpin outstanding professional practice when supporting children with special educational needs and disability. Students successfully completing this top up degree will be well placed for future employment within the sector and/or progression to further post graduate studies.

Level
Level 6
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
UCAS Code
N64
Please note: our institute and UCAS codes have changed. Please see further information on our how to apply page.
Course Fees
£7250 per year
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Units and Structure

The programme will require approx. 8-12 hours a week of private study to access study materials and engage with wider reading and research.

The modules covered are:

  • Current Issues and Contemporary Debates – 20cr
  • Innovative Practice in Support of Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability – 20cr
  • International Perspectives on Inclusive Education – 20cr
  • Use of Technology in Support of Children with SEND – 20cr
  • Extended project – 40cr

Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used including projects, presentations, posters and essay.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

You’ll need to have one of the following:
•  80 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE, A Levels or BTEC National qualifications

•   Access to HE Diploma in a related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
•  Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
•  We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Programme Leader

Sarah Brooks, Masters Early Childhood Studies, BA Early Years, EYTS.

Current roles

  • Programme Leader: FdA Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disablities
  • Programme Leader: Top Up BA (Hons) Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Lecturer: Top Up BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Lecturer: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Lecturer: FdA Early Childhood Development and Learning in Practice

Biography

I have worked within the early years sector since 2006 where I had experience of working with children from birth to 11 years. I started my career as a level 2 nursery assistant progressing to a room supervisor to a manager and finally an area manager. Within my role I have been a SENCO, Safeguarding Officer and a mentor to staff and students. I have had experience of working within a multi-agency team and experienced multiple Ofsted inspections. I began lecturing at Doncaster University Centre in 2018.

Current modules taught

  • Special Educational Needs
  • Observation, Assessment and Request
  • Current Issues and Contemporary Debates
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Research / scholarly activity

  • Postgraduate study.

External activity / professional links

  • Links with Local Authorities regarding children with SEND.

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Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Upon successful completion of your undergraduate studies you may be interested in progression onto a postgraduate programme:

Masters Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability

This course is will allow you to critically engage with current thinking about inclusive and special education.

Courses you can progress to

Further study in other areas. Browse all our courses.

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Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Sarah Brooks
01302 553578
sarah.brooks@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

You’ll need to have one of the following:
•  80 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE, A Levels or BTEC National qualifications

•   Access to HE Diploma in a related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
•  Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
•  We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code: N64

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

Click here for Application Information