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Institute of Education

Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion and Childhood and Family Studies with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

If you have an interest in childhood, families, special needs, disability and/or inclusion and its systems then this course will develop your skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts.

If you have an interest in childhood, families, special needs, disability and/or inclusion and its systems then this course will develop your skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code X366
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Education

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in childhood, families, special needs, disability and/or inclusion and its systems then this course will develop your skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts. Students will also be able to identify and understand the challenges faced when trying to adopt an inclusive approach to all aspects of life, and how they can meet and address these challenges in a positive way as members of a diverse global society.

An international perspective is taken to the degree and students will also have the opportunity to learn about how other countries support children and their families and develop inclusive practice.

Whether you are new to this area or you have experience and you are looking for career development then this course will suit you.

PART-TIME STUDY

We offer our course, BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion, Childhood, and Family Studies PART-TIME which includes day time sessions. However if you would like to study more flexibly, for example of an evening, we offer part time Foundation Degrees in Early Years Services or Supporting Children in Primary Education at our college partners. After completing your part time Foundation degree you can then top up to a final year of a part- time BA degree course in order to gain a full honours degree.

This degree sits within an exciting range of Childhood and Family Studies courses we offer within the Institute of Education.

What happens on the course?

During this course, you will undertake University-based learning at Walsall Campus.

Students will actively engage in investigating the cultural, sociological, psychological, political and linguistic dimensions of teaching and learning.

Work experience placements are an integral part of the course and can be negotiated in a variety of settings such as schools, nurseries, community care centres, hospitals, social services, libraries and other relevant settings.

During the 2nd year of study students are invited to a ‘transition’ event designed to aid and smooth their progression from level 5 to level 6. Participants were given advice about how to prepare for their level 6 studies and module leaders were able to provide reading and other summer work to those eager to make a start.  Examples of this included:

  • Academic staff offering support on refining your research title and questions
  • Literature review searching
  • Where can I get help over the summer?

Urban Schooling: Challenging the norm' – L6 (Year Three) students hear from a variety of external speakers including teachers with over 30 years of experience and a school governor.  A recent talk was looking at how schools in communities with high levels of social deprivation seek to enhance the educational development of their children.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

98.2% Employability Rate across our courses (2016)

Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion, Childhood and Family Studies degree can allow you to:

Find out more about further study that can be taken after completing this degree award.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants* with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21! For further information please click here. 

We are proud of our long-standing tradition of research and study in Childhood, Families and Communities, Education, Special Needs and Inclusion.

You will be taught in our state-of-the-art teaching buildings at Walsall Campus, just a short walk from the heart of the town. Our provision includes: buildings which are fitted with interactive whiteboards, lecture theatres, science classrooms, as well as social learning areas and a Starbucks coffee shop.

Who will teach you on this course?
Staff members who teach you on this course are from a range of professional backgrounds including education, local authorities, social work, adult education, working with young people and Special and Inclusive Education and now work in Higher Education. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, as they all actively engage in research and writing.

The Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton has a strong focus on research and the part it plays in your study experience. All our lecturers are research active (see our profiles on the University web pages) and working on latest developments.

We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.

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You will develop knowledge, be able to critically analyse, make judgments and evaluate key concepts, theories and principles in the area of special educational needs, disability, inclusion, childhood and family studies and research in those areas. You will also develop and consolidate a range of employability skills, including sharing information, working with and in groups, presenting information, digital literacy and critical thinking skills.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • DBS required at a minimum cost of £50

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee.

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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Email

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