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The demand for highly qualified practitioners to work with children, young people and their families is rapidly increasing. This Level 5 Children and Young People (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities SEND) FdA has been developed with sector employers and designed to help you to develop higher level skills and knowledge to support children and young people with SEND. All of the modules will directly relate to your working environment and this will help you to evaluate and understand practice in more depth.
Do you have a keen interest in special education needs and disabilities? and want to develop your skills and knowledge about supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities, either in mainstream settings or within a specialist provider?
This course will help you to develop a critical understanding about policy and practice for SEND and your own role and ongoing professional development. This programme will help to develop your confidence and knowledge for being a highly effective practitioner. Your academic study will be reflected in your practical work, and your working environment will be used for projects, activities and research. The qualification has an emphasis on employability and transferable skills, and your learning will be relevant to your everyday practice.
During the first year you will complete:
During the second year you will complete:
Applicants must be aged 18 or over and working directly with children or young people aged 0-25 years in a voluntary or paid capacity for a minimum of two days a week.
To enrol on this course, you will need a full Level 3 or equivalent qualifications such as:
All applications are subject to approval by the University of Derby (UoD). In order for the University to approve your application we are required to share your personal information. This includes sharing the application form that you have completed to study this course, and in some instances, copies of your maths, English and highest-level qualification certificate.
The course will cost £7600 per year, for two years.
You can apply for a student loan to cover the costs of course fees. You may also be able to apply for various grants and loans to support your learning. Specific advice regarding student loans and other benefits can be obtained from www.gov.uk/student-finance.
The careers team based in college can also assist your application. Please contact them via our Information Line - 01205 313218.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.
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