Our Post Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Primary (5–11) with Special Educational Needs Pathway leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach children aged 5-11 with disabilities.
This pathway will enable you to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of working with children with disabilities, within mainstream and Special School settings.
You will undertake placements in mainstream schools with additional resources units, as well as Special Schools. Choose this pathway if you would like to deepen your understanding of teaching and caring for children with special educational needs, either in mainstream or Special School settings.
Your tutors are internationally or nationally renowned and their research regularly has a direct impact on school curricula and learning techniques, both in the UK and abroad. As experts in their field, their research also directly informs the focus and content of your course.
Learning takes place through a series of lectures, practical seminars and workshops, where interactive and discussion-based techniques will encourage you to engage, reflect and challenge.
Sessions may include:
- participating in workshop style sessions with your peers
- attending presentations by subject experts
- working on tasks in groups
- having individual tutorials
- visits to schools or other education settings
- visits to theatres, museums, galleries or sites of educational interest
- writing assignments on aspects of subject teaching and Professional Studies
Alongside the University tutors, you will be taught and guided by a team of committed and experienced University-trained school mentors.
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