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Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Visual Impairment

University of Birmingham

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36 months
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5665 GBP/year
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About

The Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Visual Impairment programme offered by the University of Birmingham is open to teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, seeking the Mandatory Qualification (MQ) for specialist teachers of children and young people with vision impairments. 

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Overview

The Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Visual Impairment programme offered by the University of Birmingham has been approved by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). 

An alternative programme (Education of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments) is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people with vision impairments who are not seeking the MQ.

Approximately 100 specialist teachers of children with vision impairment are trained each year, making the University of Birmingham the largest teacher training provider in the area of vision impairment in the United Kingdom.    

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop knowledge, understanding and skills to enable professionals to work confidently and effectively with children and young people who have vision impairments in a variety of settings, their families and other professionals who support them.
  • To develop critical and analytical enquiry-based learning skills to prepare professionals to work in range of contexts where children and young people with vision impairments are educated.
  • To provide a conceptual framework which has reference to relevant literature as well as government legislation and guidance pertaining to the education of children and young people with vision impairments at a national and international level.

Careers

On successful completion of the programme students will be awarded a PG Diploma (Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments). This award is recognised by the NCTL as meeting the requirements for the mandatory qualification for specialist teachers of children and young people with vision impairments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments: Understanding and Meeting Individual Needs
  • Inclusion of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments: Policy and Practice
  • Curriculum Access for Children and Young People with Vision Impairments
  • Social and Emotional Development in Children and Young People with Vision Impairments
  • Special Studies in Education and Educational Psychology
  • Effective Teaching of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments
  • Practitioner Inquiry in Education (PIE) 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
First Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have a first degree or diplomas or five years of relevant professional experience, training or other relevant qualifications. 
  • In addition, it is a requirement that applicants are teachers with Department of Education Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent) and will normally have a minimum of three years teaching experience. 
  • They must also demonstrate that they will have access to children and young people with vision impairments throughout the duration of the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5665 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5665 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3548 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3548 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA - PGDip. - £4,120
  • Non EU/EEA - PGDip. - £5,665

Funding

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