Education Studies introduces students to educational concepts and fields of enquiry exploring the diversity of learners and learning in contemporary society. These courses prepare students for professional qualifications in teaching as well as for a range of other professional educare opportunities.
"As a 3rd year Education Studies student, this course really has opened my eyes to the world a how things change"- Tahyer, 3rd Year BA (Hons) Education Studies student
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS, DISABILITY AND INCLUSION STUDIES (SENDIS)
We offer the above SENDIS degree courses.
Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Studies offer the opportunity to consider a range of issues and perspectives surrounding working with disabled people. Students study current policies, procedures and practice assisting them to influence inclusive strategies.
We offer our courses, BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion Studies, BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion and Education Studies, BA (Hons) Education Studies and BA (Hons) Education Studies and English PART-TIME that includes day time sessions. However if you would like to study more flexibly, for example of an evening, we offer part time Foundation Degrees Supporting Children in Primary Education andEarly Years Services 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 (such as any of the above), these will however include day time sessions. In topping up we offer BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion and Childhood and Family Studies part-time which is equally flexible as the foundation degree, where lectures take place in the evening (6 -8pm) at University Centre Telford (UCT).
Students across these courses are able to undertake a placement within their degree. Students have been on to take placements with companies such as ENVISION, THE WAY YOUTH ZONE, EDUCATION CENTRAL and many more.
"I just wanted to send a quick email to say that T***** has been a fantastic volunteer this year supporting two schools on our programme to deliver community based projects around body image and an intergenerational project at a local care home. We would love to have more students from your department volunteering with us"
"K**** was reliable, showed initiative and worked very well as part of our team... Her approach to families using the Centre was sensitive and welcoming... On one occasion she was able to persuade a small child to go and see her father when other more experienced volunteers had failed... She was such a successful placement, that K**** has agreed to continue as a volunteer".
This programme is mandatory for newly qualified SENCOs, but is also highly relevant for experienced SENCOs and a valuable option for Continued Professional Development (CPD), resulting in a PGCE and 60 credits towards a Masters degree.