This Foundation Degree is designed for people currently working, or intending to work, with learners with special educational needs and disability (SEND) in specialist or mainstream settings.
A key part of the course is the opportunity to complete a work-based learning module in an SEND setting.
The course is taught one afternoon a week so you can fit study alongside your other work and family commitments. You’ll be taught by friendly and supportive staff, experienced in working with adult learners and with substantial professional experience in the sector. Our student support service offers advice and guidance, academic skills support, welcome events and social events throughout your studies.
On successful completion you can progress to the Learning and Teaching (SEND) BA top- up degree. Many of our Foundation Degree and BA graduates progress to managerial positions both within and outside the education sector.
Is this course for me?
The Foundation Degree is aimed at those currently engaged in providing support for learners with special educational needs and disability, in specialist and mainstream settings. It will enable you to develop your understanding and expertise in this area and so increase your career opportunities.We know that many mature and part-time students face unique challenges, including balancing academic study with family and employment commitments. For that reason, the Lifelong Learning Centre provides specialist guidance, advice and support to mature and part-time students, from pre-application right through to graduation and beyond.
The course runs one afternoon a week so you can fit in study alongside your work and other family commitments.