Special Needs and Inclusion Studies

If you are studying, completed studying or interested in studying  a degree in Special Needs and Inclusion Studies you may be wondering about your career options or how to get that all important first graduate job. If you are then have a look at the following careers information. You can also visit our Careers Centre where you can access in-depth information on a range of careers that utilise this degree. If you'd like to discuss this further come and see a careers adviser who'll be pleased to help.

What career options are there with my degree?

Working within this sector requires a sensitive, caring, supportive, empathetic and an inclusive approach to clients of any age group with behavioural, emotional, learning or physical needs. Additionally, the ability to network and liaise with families, schools, agencies and similar organisations is equally important in order to provide the best possible support and resources. Career opportunities can be found in a variety of settings including education, social care, counselling, mentoring, advocacy, diversity, health and advice and guidance. Furthermore, there may also be positions with support groups and charities.

To enhance your chances of entering this sector, it is recommended that you also visit the Skills for Care & Development  site where there is a wealth of information and advice on entry requirements, qualifications and the standards expected . For a further insight into the specific roles using your degree see the prospects website.

Careers related to Special Needs and Inclusion Studies

As a graduate or student of Special Needs and Inclusion Studies you may want to consider the following list of related job roles:

It is important to broaden your career aspirations and for this reason you may want to take a look at the Department for Education website

What do Special Needs and Inclusion Studies graduates do?

This is what some recent University of Wolverhampton graduates were doing six months after finishing their course.

  • Support worker
  • ME2 young people's panel officer
  • Special needs teaching assistant
  • Care worker
  • Learning mentor
  • Graduate teacher training programme
  • Learning support manager
  • Higher level teaching assistant
  • Youth group worker
  • Residential care worker

Where can I find jobs and work experience?

For full time/part-time employment, work experience, voluntary work and internship opportunities you should register on www.wlv.ac.uk/careers, in addition to this the ensuing list will give you access to further opportunities that are specific to this subject area:

You may also find the teaching and education job sector useful on the prospects website.

Further Information

It is very important for students to find out as much as possible about their chosen sector of work and keep up to date with the latest developments. The following sites may be useful for this purpose and could also act as excellent resources for coursework:

Professional organisations

Other useful websites