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.
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.
- 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)
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
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- 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.
International5665 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5665 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA3548 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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