University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Additional Needs

This course provides support for the continuing professional development of those working with children and young people, by enhancing their knowledge and understanding of theory and research and addressing a range of issues relating to additional needs.

Throughout this programme you will undertake:
- A critical reflection on the changing perceptions of special educational need and learning differences, for example an exploration of the medical and social models of disability.
- An overview of the current and evolving legislative framework in relation to the development of policy, provision and practice in additional need and inclusion in Wales, including the Welsh language dimension.• A critical evaluation of research and best practice guidelines in relation to additional need (including identification, assessment, planning; maximising curriculum access, effective teaching, promoting social and emotional development, promoting positive behaviour) will be considered in the context of a range of additional need which will include physical or sensory needs, communication needs, social and emotional development and the impact on learning. For example, speech, language and communication needs, specific learning difficulties and the autism spectrum.
- An appraisal of the agencies and skills embedded within disciplines which contribute to the learning and teaching environment and the empowerment of individuals with additional needs.

This course is ideal for those who work with children and already hold an undergraduate degree. Successful completion of the course will equip students to develop their professional responses to identification, assessment and intervention of children with additional needs.

It will also provide a framework for the development of a comprehensive analysis of current theories and research relating to inclusive education. It is an ideal opportunity to undertake continuous professional development in an area that will impact directly on classroom and multi-agency practice, professional knowledge and expertise.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Graduate Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Graduate Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Graduate Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Carmarthen Campus Carmarthen SA31 3EP Wales

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