Cognition and Learning at Real Training - UCAS

Real Training

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Cognition and Learning (Taught)

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Course summary

Cognition and Learning – Skills & Knowledge Module leader: Dr Jane Yeomans. Start dates: 15 January, 15 May and 15 September every year. Time required to complete this course: You will have up to 12 months to complete the module via our online learning platform - Campus Online. Progress your studies: This Level 7 module will provide you with 30 credits toward a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), a Diploma (PGDip) or Master of Education (MEd) on our SEND programme. Here are some key reasons why you should take this module:

  • Develop a critical awareness of models and frameworks for understanding cognition and learning.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of cognition and learning as an area of special educational needs.
  • Develop a critical understanding of the processes of assessment and teaching with meeting the cognition and learning area of special educational needs.
  • Understand the interplay between cognitive functioning and development, the learning environment and the socio-cultural context for learning.
  • Be aware of equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practise issues to identify and assess cognition and learning difficulties.


The module is split into three strands: Strand 1: what is cognition and learning? An overview of what constitutes cognition: perception, attention, memory, metacognition. The way in which these areas contribute to theories about and definitions of learning (and learning failure). The relationship between learning and instruction. Medical and social models of disability and their relationship to cognition and learning Theories of intellectual development: Piaget, Vygotsky, Feuerstein. Strand 2: assessment and teaching related to cognition and learning: research and theory The role of neuroscience. Neuromyths and classroom practice. The historical and political context related to consideration of individual differences, including the development of what is understood by ‘intelligence’ and ‘IQ’. Equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice issues related to assessing cognition and learning. Strand 3: Practical applications Identifying, assessing and teaching individuals with cognition and learning difficulties, including interrogating the evidence base for interventions

Assessment method

Assessment is through coursework assignments covering the 7 learning outcomes and will consist of: Critical Analysis: Critically evaluate research and theory relating to the assessment and teaching of children with cognition and learning difficulties, including a consideration of the role of IQ testing and equal opportunities implications. 2,500 words. Reflective Analysis 1: A reflective analysis of the experiences of individuals with cognition and learning difficulties. 500 words. Reflective Analysis 2: A reflective analysis of the role of neuroscience in cognition and learning. 500 words. Practice Analysis: A visual presentation giving an overview and critique of a selected intervention approach for cognition and learning difficulties. 2500 words.

How to apply

International applicants

This course is available online and can, therefore, be completed anywhere in the world. Please visit this page on our website - - for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside of the UK.

Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for this module you must; Have an undergraduate degree Be working in or have access to an educational setting with children, young people or adults

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1495 Module
Northern Ireland £1495 Module
Scotland £1495 Module
Wales £1495 Module

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

We do not qualify for any sponsorships or funding but we do offer the option to pay for our modules in instalments of either 1, 3 or 10. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.

Cognition and Learning at Real Training - UCAS