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BA (HONS) EDUCATION, SPECIAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY

This degree is designed to enable you to develop an understanding of the combined subjects of education, special needs and disability. The programme will provide an excellent preparation for you to work with children and adults who have a special need or a disability within the education, health or social care sector. Equally, the voluntary, commercial and industrial worlds are also very interested in people with knowledge about the care, education and training of people with disabilities.

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS 0953

Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points
  • BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DMM
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 15 level 3 credits worth of units at Merit
  • Enhanced DBS check required
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Postgraduate Pathways

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

Postgraduate study options include PGCE and Masters:

 

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Student view

Katie
BA (Hons) Education and Special Needs and Disability student
I chose to study the course because I like the fact that it had the placements in the second and third year. In my second year, I went to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. They support families with children who have life limiting and terminal illnesses. I got the opportunity to support families, children and their siblings for three weeks. It was really exciting and I learnt how disabilities are portrayed in Health, Education and Social Care.

Course content

There is a strong focus on valuing and respecting individual differences in children and adults and the contributions they make as members of our communities.  All the modules on this programme are aimed at encouraging students to think about the importance of social justice, equal opportunity and inclusion in our early years settings, schools, colleges and the wider society.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Our award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus.  It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors. 

Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations.  An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

Where this can take you

This degree will provide a firm foundation and maximise opportunities for those who may be thinking about working in:

  • teaching
  • community work
  • social work
  • health care 
  • therapeutic arts
  • psychology
  • charities and other voluntary organisations
  • international development

Indicative modules

The programme aims to provide a rich learning experience that will enable you to develop systematic knowledge and critical awareness of current theories, research and advanced scholarship in education, special needs and disability.

The programme has common modules for all students on the Education Studies programmes and core modules for students studying the BA (Hons) Education, Special Needs and Disability.

Year 1: Level 4

  • Education, Philosophy and Thinking – historical perspectives
  • Childhood to Adulthood
  • Learning Communities – children learning, children thinking
  • Equality of Opportunity and Diversity
  • Disability and Society
  • Speech, Language and Communication
  • Principles into Practice
  • Valuing Individual Differences

Year 2: Level 5

  • Global Trends in Education
  • Research in Education
  • Placement
  • Forest School: principles and practice* (option)
  • Introduction to Motor Learning and Development * (option)
  • Learning Theories and models of learning *(option)
  • Understanding Families
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Engaging All Learners
  • International Perspectives

Year 3: Level 6

  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Creativity, Technology and Learning
  • Placement
  • Professionalism and Pedagogy * (option)
  • Comparative Education – the International Context * (option)
  • Disability Studies
  • Being a Professional
  • Independent Project

Teaching and assessment

The teaching and learning strategies employed by the Programme are designed to enable you to effectively master a broad base of concepts, skills, knowledge, understanding and practice.  You will be challenged to go further than tackling immediate issues.  You will be given opportunities to apply your knowledge flexibly and appropriately in a variety of contexts.  Emphasis will continually be on you asking questions, generating hypotheses, and providing explanations that are indicative of undergraduate scholarship.  We expect you to be proactive, responsive, and responsible for your own learning.

Modules are the basic unit of the curriculum. The structure of the Programme is designed in accordance with the University modular scheme framework, whereby a single module is worth 15 credits with normally 30 hours of contact time and a further 120 hours of independent study. 

You will need to gain 120 credits at each level in order to progress to the next level. It follows, therefore, that you need 360 credits to graduate.

The taught modules are structured to allow for lectures, workshops, practical sessions, outdoor learning experiences, field trips, case studies, whole group and sub-group activities, as appropriate for the study of each module theme.  You will work with an innovative tutor team and engage in learning in many different ways.

Different types of assessment modes are employed across modules to enable you to provide evidence of a range of knowledge, skills, and understanding and competences developed by the Programme.  These assessment methods include essays, presentations, examinations, lesson plans, academic posters, curriculum packs, lesson commentaries, an independent project and practical application in a workplace setting.

Assessment procedures ensure that you gain a precise indication of your progress through the Programme, which in turn empowers you to take responsibility for your learning.  The Programme is designed to ensure that the various components of the Programme are planned so that you experience a range of assessment tasks, and that the scheduling of your assessments is balanced.

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