This Education (Autism) PgCert course at the London South Bank University is ideal for practitioners in education, health, social care, or the voluntary sector who are interested in working with autistic learners of any age and across the spectrum (in keeping with the 0-25 framework in the Children and Families Act 2014). Autistic people are encouraged to apply and should feel confident that staff are committed to offering appropriate support as required.
You'll apply theory to practice – and in so doing you'll have the opportunity to reflect on inclusive practices and their efficacy in assisting diverse learners with autism.
The Autism and Critical Disability Studies Research Group operates out of the same division as the course.
This course is carefully designed to ensure a synthesis of practical understanding and critical analysis of theory and policy in this subject area. Most participants will already be employed in contexts providing education and other opportunities for children and adults identified with SEND. However, it is not necessary to be employed in an education setting to derive benefit from this course. The Autism Act 2009 and the Adult Autism Strategy 2009 require public bodies to understand autism, so if you are, for example, a social worker, a youth worker or a police officer, this course can be of great benefit.
You'll become better equipped to work with children, young people and their families, underpinned by your theoretical understanding of concepts and principles associated with SEND and autism spectrum conditions (ASC). This will open-up the possibility for career development in the field.
During the course you'll have the opportunity to achieve the National SENCO award, a recognised qualification that can further enhance your potential.
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- Understanding autism and learning (compulsory)
- Autism, individuality and identity
- Special educational needs and disability
- Teaching and learning: the needs of learners with special needs, autism and disability
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- 12 months
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- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEducation Special Education View 86 other Masters in Special Education in United Kingdom
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- Applicants should usually have qualifications that demonstrate that they are suitably prepared for Level 7 study in the professional practice context.
- This will normally mean a good Honours degree (with a classification of 2:2 or above or the equivalent if the applicant had a degree from a non-UK university) and evidence that applicants are able to write at level 7.
- If an applicant has existing level 7 credits in relevant field - it is possible for the applicant to apply for APL (Accredited Prior Learning) for the optional module on this course.
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International4593 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4593 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA2625 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2625 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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