Special Educational Needs & Disability (Top-Up) at Peter Symonds' College - UCAS

Peter Symonds' College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Special Educational Needs & Disability (Top-Up)

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) in Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) is a one year ‘top-up’ course, which has been designed for those who have completed the Foundation Degree in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (or equivalent qualification at Level 5) and want to progress on to achieve a full BA (Hons) degree. The qualification is designed for those working or wishing to work with children from birth to Secondary age within Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND). The course aims to provide a programme, which engages with all aspects in Special Educational Needs & Disability and prepares students for future management and leadership roles. It will encourage learners to use multidisciplinary sources, drawing on academic, theoretical and practical perspectives to inform and develop their understanding of children’s care, learning and development. Students will explore a range of philosophical, psychological and sociological perspectives and consider how each perspective underpins different theories relating to children and childhood. Students will also consider a range of social and emotional learning programmes and the theoretical frameworks they are based on, to facilitate critical analysis of key issues in research. Students will practice, investigate and research key educational issues such as children's learning and development, behaviour management, diversity and inclusion. In addition, students will develop their abilities to plan in addition to children's health and emotional well-being. Students will develop their ability to lead, support and work collaboratively and effectively with others such as parents, carers and other professionals and be able to recognise and challenge inequalities in society and embrace an anti-bias curriculum. Alongside a Research Project, students will complete the following modules: Exploring the philosophical dimensions of SEND within education and beyond, Managing Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning, Exploring Contemporary Issues and Learning in the Outdoor Environment. This programme is awarded and validated by Middlesex University. Course attendance is 13.00-19.00 one day a week, during normal term time. Please note that students will be asked to attend an induction session one week prior to the start of the course. Any queries should be directed to the HE Manager and of Admissions, Paula Baker, on [email protected].


Alongside a Research Project, students will complete the following modules: Exploring the Philosophical Dimensions of SEND within Education and Beyond, Managing Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning, Contemporary Issues and Learning in the Outdoor Environment.

Assessment method

Assessment includes essays, reports, individual and group presentations, case studies, research reports and several work-based assignments. These strategies are also designed to enable the development of key transferable skills in the workplace. There are no examinations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please note that we are unable to accept international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have completed a Foundation Degree in Inclusive and Special Education or equivalent qualification at Level 5.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950* Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950* Year 1
Scotland £5950* Year 1
Wales £5950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students will have access to the Learning Resource Centre at our Owens Road campus and learning materials, books and journals will be available online and through our VLE (Moodle). Students are responsible for their own purchase of text books. Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student. Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable. The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning (beyond the allowance provided by the College) is payable by the student.
Special Educational Needs & Disability (Top-Up) at Peter Symonds' College - UCAS