PGCE/Cert Ed Module – Supporting Learners with Disabilities – Level 5/7
Are you a fully qualified teacher in post-14 education who wishes to develop a specialism in working with young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities?
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
Are you teaching or planning to teach KS4 in a school or academy, or to teach in a college, with a training provider, in a prison or in the voluntary sector? This module will give you a solid foundation in all aspects of teaching to prepare you for a highly successful career. It is offered in partnership with the University of Derby.
The course is delivered using innovative learning methods, technology enhanced resources and one-to-one observations of you in your own practice. Upon successful completion of this Level 5/7 programme, you will be equipped to become an effective teacher in post-14 education.
This module is delivered at the Roundhouse Campus of Derby College Group and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby. The course is delivered by our highly qualified and experienced Teacher Training team who were judged ‘outstanding’ for Initial Teacher Education (FE and Skills) in the last inspection (December 2015). All students benefit from access to the Derby College Group Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and DCG’s Moodle (online learning platform) pages.
All applicants must attend an informal interview to discuss their qualifications, experience, motivation and aspirations.
You need evidence of:
- An Honours Degree (class 2:2 or above) in a subject relevant to what you teach (for the Level 7 Module, this is not required for Level 5)
- A Certificate in Education or PGCE
- A recognised Level 2 or equivalent qualification in English
- A recognised Level 2 or equivalent qualification in Maths
- Access to a minimum of 50 hours teaching each year (in a full teaching role)
All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby. The course will only run with a minimum of 15 enrolments.
What will you learn?
- Teaching and Learning for Learners with Disabilities (20 credits at Level 6)
- Supporting Learners with Disabilities (20 credits at Level 7)
How will you learn?
You will attend weekly on-site classroom sessions.
What will you need to bring with you?
How will you be assessed?
Assessment is through coursework and an exciting range of assessment methods is used. This includes creating a resource for a specific learning disability which is then used with your students and critically evaluated, and an essay which evaluates a SEND curriculum to improve outcomes for young people with SEN and/or disabilities.
You are required to undertake research and write in an appropriate academic style, using Harvard Referencing systems. All assessments require you to apply theory to your own practice and you are expected to engage with academic research and learning theory.
This module, alongside your teaching qualification, provides you with an ideal platform to progress. At Level 7 this would enable you to progress straight to an MA ED. If you progress to the University of Derby, you will already have achieved 60 credits towards your Masters qualification. At Level 5 it would give you additional credits to progress to a full honours degree.
Throughout the course you will experience a wide range of teaching techniques and will be both supported and encouraged to experiment with these techniques within your own classroom so that you exit the programme as a creative and innovative practitioner.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Derby. www.derby.ac.uk
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Further Education Teaching Professionals
Secondary Education Teaching Professionals
Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals
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Course Information Last Updated On: April 8, 2022 2:56 pm