Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Education (Additional Learning Needs/Special Educational Needs) Glyndwr University, Wrexham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)


Course options

Course summary

TEF Silver

Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

The BA (Hons) Education programme follows two routes – both the BA (Hons) Education (Additional Learning Needs/Special Educational Needs) and BA (Hons) Education (Counselling Skills and Psychology) are undergraduate programmes 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 courses provide the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge, skills and work experience required for immediate transfer to the workplace, or to progress into teaching via a Primary Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Post-compulsory qualification (PcET). Additional career options include employment in informal education settings or progression to further study.

Combining taught modules and placement experiences in a range of settings, our degrees will enable you to interrelate the policy, theory and practice of learning and teaching for a range of learners. The interdisciplinary approach includes the sociological, historical, psychological, philosophical and contemporary aspects of education.

Course details



You will explore the following areas: aspects of the school curriculum, additional learning needs, learning theories, counselling skills and safeguarding, in addition to having a placement opportunity.

All modules in Year 1 are shared between both the Education (ALN/SEN) route and the Education (Counselling Skills and Psychology) route.


Academic Development and Reflective Practice
Protecting Children and Young People
Development of Literacy and Numeracy
Introduction to the Psychology of Education (Learning Theories)
Introduction to ALN/SEN
Foundations in Counselling Skills for Education


In Years 2 and 3, common course content for both Education routes includes further placement opportunities, supporting learners with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, inclusion and diversity, further aspects of the curriculum, together with an opportunity for negotiated learning and action research.

The ALN/SEN route’s specialist modules include supporting those with specific learning differences such as dyslexia, speech, language and number differences, learning beyond the classroom and exploring multi-agency support.


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 (ALN/SEN only)



Research Article
Curriculum (7-14 years)
Specialist Negotiated Learning
ALN/SEN: Specialist Support (ALN/SEN only)
Supporting Learners with Specific Learning Differences/Dyslexia (ALN/SEN only)

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. 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 code 3B49
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
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

Qualification Offer Further 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.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
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.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

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 for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

Visit our website

Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Plas Coch
Mold Road
LL11 2AW

Course contact details

Visit our course page
Admissions and Enquiries