Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Taught
How long it takes:
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
Each of the three core modules (each worth 20 credits) cover 5 themes related to the education of learners with severe and profound learning disabilities (SLD/ PMLD). The modules are free-standing and can be studied in any order. For the written assignments in each module, you will be expected to complete around ‘200 hours of student effort’.
The themes are:
- Understanding SLD/ PMLD
- Assessment and Planning
- Facilitating Learning.
SLD/ PMLD: Reflective Practice
SLD/ PMLD: Enhancing Quality
SLD/ PMLD: Developing Innovations
For those who wish to carry on and gain the MEd, a practical project (Special Studies), a dissertation and the Practitioner Inquiry in Education (PIE) will also need to be completed.
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
This programme is for a range of professionals and practitioners who work with children and adults with learning difficulties in educational settings across the severe and profound range (SLD/ PMLD, including autism where is overlaps). Most learners with SLD/ PMLD use specialist services such as special schools or colleges but some use inclusive services in nurseries, mainstream schools or community education and the programme will cover issues for staff who work in any of these services with particular emphasis on working together to meet needs.
Comments from former students
Thanks again for such a wonderful weekend of campus study. Fascinating, rigorous and inspiring.
I just wanted to email to say a massive thank you for last weekend. You really are so inspiring and I left feeling very refreshed. It is so nice to be around other professionals who understand and have the same teaching approaches as myself.