University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Additional Support for Learning (Visual Impairment)

Students build on existing skills, gaining knowledge and attitudes that they can apply in cooperation with colleagues, professionals, families and carers of learners, as well as the learners themselves; on a more technical level. Students become familiar with the effects of a range of ocular and cerebral visual impairments and be able to apply structured observation or standardised tests to identify the thresholds of functional vision or blindness of pupils and plan and teach programmes appropriately.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 Honours degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline; alternatively, applicants may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience; applicants should normally be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, or Teachers of Further Education, for further education teachers.

Course modules

Assessing pupils/students with visual impairment; collaborative working in children�s services; conceptualising research; education for all; inclusion of children with visual impairment: policy and practice; issues and strategies for teaching and learning (visual impairment); sources of knowledge.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Part-time £ 7,875 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MEd Part-time £ 13,050 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MEd Part-time £ 7,875 per Whole course (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
PgCert Part-time £ 2,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 2,700 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 5,625 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 5,625 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Moray House School of Education Edinburgh EH8 8AQ Scotland

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