Education (Additional Learning Needs/Special Educational Needs)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)
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Course summary

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This course is for those seeking a career supporting learners across the sectors in educational settings such as mainstream schools, resource provision units, special schools, post-compulsory provision or within the local authority support services. The interdisciplinary approach includes the sociological, historical, psychological, philosophical and contemporary aspects of education. The course: provides the opportunity to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and work experience needed to go straight into the workplace or teaching via a further opens up additional employment opportunities in informal education settings or progression to further study combines taught modules and placement experiences in a range of settings enables you to interrelate the policy, theory and practice of learning and teaching for a range of learners • Work with lecturers from a range of professional backgrounds with a wealth of experience. • Benefit from placement opportunities in each year of the programme in a range of settings. • Module content reflects the government’s priorities for education. • Wrexham Glyndŵr University has substantial experience and a long history of offering education courses. You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BA (Hons) Education (Additional Learning Needs/Special Education Needs) (four years including foundation year) UCAS Code: 1X53 Why not come to one of our informal drop-in information sessions? Staff from the Education Department will be available in The Study between 4.00pm and 6.00pm to discuss this programme. Drop-in sessions take place in The Study weekly on Wednesdays. Please see dates and register your interest at or drop in on the day.

Course details


The programme is delivered through a broad range of approaches to learning and teaching such as practical workshops, projects, debates, role play, case studies, lectures and seminars. The experience gained on work placements is invaluable preparation for the education workforce, being attractive to prospective employers and helping to inform your career choices. YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) In Year 1 you will develop your professional knowledge and skills in the following areas: aspects of the school curriculum, additional learning needs, developmental theories of children and young people, counselling skills and safeguarding, in addition to having a placement opportunity. MODULES • Academic Development and Reflective Practice • Protecting Children and Young People • Development of Literacy and Numeracy • Development of Children and Young People • Introduction to ALN/SEN • Foundations in Counselling Skills for Education YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) In Year 2 the course content includes further placement opportunities, supporting learners with behavioural, social and emotional and communication and interaction differences, inclusion and diversity, curriculum aspects and learning beyond the classroom. MODULES • Research Methods • Inclusion and Diversity • Curriculum (3-8 years) • Supporting Children and Young People: Behavioural, Emotional and Social Differences (BESD) • Supporting Children and Young People: Communication and Interaction • Learning Beyond the Classroom YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) In Year 3 there is an opportunity to engage in action research whilst on placement. Modules also include negotiated learning, further curriculum aspects, supporting children and young people with specific learning differences such as dyslexia and exploring multi-agency support. MODULES • Research Article • Curriculum (7-14 years) • Specialist Negotiated Learning • ALN/SEN: Specialist Support • Supporting Learners with Specific Learning Differences/Dyslexia The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

The modules are assessed using a variety of methods including case studies, observation, reflection and evaluation of practice (microteaching), essays, reflective reports, portfolios, presentations, group projects, resource design and development, research articles. TEACHING AND LEARNING Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. The programmes are delivered through a broad range of approaches to learning and teaching such as practical workshops, projects, debates, role play, case studies, lectures and seminars. The experience gained on work placements is invaluable preparation for working life, being attractive to prospective employers and helping to inform your career choices.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code3B49
Institution code G53
Campus nameWrexham
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C/4 or above in English or Welsh (if this is your first language), plus grade C/4 or above in Mathematics or Science, or equivalent.

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Experience of working with children/families within the UK.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Education (Additional Learning Needs/Special Educational Needs) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS