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.
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.