University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Education of Learners with Multisensory Impairment (Deaf and Blindness)

This programme is open to teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, to work more effectively with learners who are deafblind (multi-sensory impaired). It is the only nationally recruiting programme leading to the GTC recognised Mandatory Qualification (MQ) in Deafblindness / Multi-sensory Impairment. An alternative non-mandatory (Non MQ) programme is also open to teachers as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications working with children and young people who are deafblind, who are not seeking the MQ.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a first degree or diplomas or 5 years of relevant professional experience, training or other relevant qualifications. In addition, it is a requirement that applicants are teachers with DfE Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent) and will normally have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience. They must also demonstrate that they will have access to children and young people with visual impairment throughout the duration of the programme.

Course modules

Modules include: causes and implications; communication; sensory impairment; education and provision; special studies in special education and educational psychology; mandatory qualification (mq).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MEd Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MEd Distance learning GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MEd Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MEd Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MEd Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
BPhil Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
BPhil Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
BPhil Distance learning GBP 6,930 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
BPhil Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
BPhil Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
BPhil Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Distance learning GBP 6,930 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning GBP 2,930 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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