Institute of Education

Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion and Childhood and Family Studies

BA (Hons) Part-time 2 years

If you are interested in special and inclusive education, and supporting other disadvantaged groups in society, this could be the course for you, which is suitable for people new to the area or experienced staff searching for career development.

If you are interested in special and inclusive education, and supporting other disadvantaged groups in society, this could be the course for you, which is suitable for people new to the area or experienced staff searching for career development.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code X361
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022, 17 January 2022
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton in Stafford, University Centre Telford (Southwater)
  • School Institute of Education
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Why choose this course?

If you are interested in special and inclusive education, and supporting other disadvantaged groups in society, this could be the course for you, which is suitable for people new to the area or experienced staff searching for career development.  You will develop the knowledge and understanding required for a range of careers working with children, young people, adults, their families, and the services that support them. During your course, you will have opportunities to consider a range of issues and perspectives surrounding working with children, young people, and adults with a range of diverse needs. We recognise that you will have a unique learning journey and we will maximise your potential through optional assessment choices such as presentations, written assessments, reflective journals, report writing, peer mentoring, and written plans. 

This course at level 6 offers a unique blend of theories and practices in relation to special educational needs, disability, and inclusion. As a student on this course, you will be able to identify and understand the challenges faced when trying to adopt an inclusive approach in all aspects of life, and how you can meet and address these challenges in a positive way as members of a diverse global society. You will have opportunities to consider a variety of issues and perspectives surrounding work with, and support for, disabled people and other vulnerable groups, which as future professionals you will need to be able to recognise and address. You will study current policies, procedures and practice in order to develop inclusive professional and social approaches. As you progress through your degree you will have opportunities to develop your critical capabilities through the selection, analysis, and synthesis of relevant perspectives, and be able to justify different positions on matters relating to special educational needs, disability and inclusion. Placements are expected as part of the course and can be negotiated in a variety of educational and community settings. An international placement may be negotiated with a host institution and you will develop your professional skills, research methods and perspectives on behaviour.

 

PART-TIME STUDY

The BA (Hons) SENDIS can be studied PART-TIME which includes daytime sessions. However, if you are a practitioner and would like to study more flexibly, for example in the evening, we offer the part-time foundation degree 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 to gain your full honours degree.

This degree sits within the exciting range of Education and SENDIS courses we offer within the School of Education.

What happens on the course?

 

Your lived experience of this course will extend beyond the classroom. You will be taught in our state-of-the-art teaching buildings at Walsall Campus, just a short walk from Walsall town centre and a bus ride from the centre of Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Our provision includes: buildings which are fitted with interactive whiteboards, lecture theatres, and classrooms as well as social learning areas which include the Students’ Union and Starbucks coffee shop.

 

Studying and Researching Inclusion

The Role of Play in Childhood

Child and Young Person Development

Introduction to Disability, Diversity and Inclusion

Safeguarding and Promoting Well-being

Promoting Inclusive Practice

 

At level 4 you will have opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills of special educational needs theory, disability, and inclusive practice  Modules in the first year (level 4) focus on the following topics: (table of modules above) and module descriptions.

 At level 5 you will begin to develop your critical capabilities through the selection,analysis and combining of relevant perspectives, and be able to justify different positions on matters relating to special educational needs theory, disability and inclusive practice  Modules in the second year (level 5) focus on the following topics: (table of modules above) and module descriptions.

At level 6 you will be able to reflect on your own value systems; development and inclusive practices; question concepts and theories you have encountered in your studies; and interrogate the assumptions underpinning research and your own practice.  Modules in the third year (level 6) focus on the following topics:(table of modules above) and module descriptions.

Throughout the course you will 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.

At the University of Wolverhampton there is a range of teaching and learning activities to help you achieve successfully in your course. Your sessions will have formative learning opportunities and formative feedback from your tutors which will help you prepare for your final marked assessment (summative assessment). You will also be provided with feed forward written and/or oral feedback on your summative assessments that will help you develop your academic skills as you progress through your course.

All your modules will offer opportunities for you to interact, and to demonstrate practice, application, exploration, critique, dialogue, and analysis of theory. In each of your modules you will be provided with a structure of scheduled learning and teaching activities (both on campus and online) combined with guided and independent learning, to enable you to fully engage to achieve specified learning outcomes. These include:

  • Active contribution to lectures and group activities, including critical debate and discussion in seminars
  • Additional online consolidation activities
  • Guided reading
  • Asynchronous discussion forums
  • Non-timetabled one-to-one meetings with module leader / module team
  • Preparation for scheduled learning and teaching activities
  • Preparation/completion of assessment tasks
  • Revision tasks
  • Non-synchronous webinars
  • Wider reading and research activity

There is also a variety of assessment types used to support and test your learning and progress, as well as to help you develop employability skills that are valued beyond your university studies and into your working life.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

We are proud of our long-standing tradition of research and study in education, special educational needs, disability and inclusion.

Staff members who teach you on this course are from a range of professional backgrounds including national and international experience in a range of educational settings, specialist provisions, health-related services and local authorities, and now work in Higher Education. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, as they all actively engage in research and writing.

The Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Studies team has also engaged in international consultancy work and the delivery of international training programmes in the last few years, including Myanmar and Thailand.

 

The library will provide you with academic skills support via the Skills for Learning programme. You can attend workshops on campus or online or ask for 1:1 help on a range of skills such as academic writing and referencing. 1:1 online skills appointments are also available.

The University Student Support website offers advice on a variety of matters (careers, counselling, Students’ Union advice, etc.) You can also access these services by booking appointment with the SU, careers, counselling services, etc.

Course-specific Support

  • You will be allocated a personal tutor
  • Specific assessment support will be factored into each module.
  • If you have disabilities and/or specific learning difficulties you can gain a wide range of support from the Student Support and Well Being team at the University
  • Higher education academic skills will be embedded throughout the curriculum.

 

  • Demonstrate the underlying values and principles relevant to the ideologies of inclusion, and develop a personal stance which draws on your knowledge and understanding, including the diversity of learners and the complexities of the inclusion process.
  • Evaluate the societal and organisational structures and purposes of social systems, and the possible implications for all involved.
  • Analyse inclusion concepts, theories, and issues in a systematic way. Identify and reflect on potential connections and discontinuities between aspects of subject knowledge and their application in social policies and contexts.
  • Process and synthesise a range of relevant empirical and theoretical data to present and justify your chosen position.
  • Reflect critically on your own value system and relate this to the construction of disability and social diversity.
  • Demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision making in complex and unpredictable contexts.
  • Become digitally literate.
  • Develop your professional and ethical practice to improve outcomes for children, young people, adults, and their families.
  • To be entrepreneurial and enterprising when developing new ways of working with children, young people, adults, and their families.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £4067 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

"On this course, it has made me aware of different challenges that may arise within my future career."

"The most inspirational module has been my research project. As I have been able to get feedback from current professionals in the subject that I was interested in."

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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