University of Bedfordshire

Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies University of Bedfordshire Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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With the need for SEND (special educational needs and disability) practitioners in each phase of education, the demand for people with this specialist knowledge continues to grow.

This course will develop your existing knowledge of contemporary theories, policy and practices of work-based practitioners in SEND using your own experience of working with children in variety of educational contexts including residential, special and mainstream schools.

You will explore the complex nature of SEND education, child development, and the developing child in the context of their family and society - both locally and globally - with a particular emphasis on using your workplace to provide context and focus.

Course details


Areas of study may include:

Developing inclusive practice
Enriching the learning environment
Learning development
SEND: School, family, community and context
Strategies and interventions in learning

Assessment method

The purpose of the assessment strategy is to maximise the outcomes of summative assessment through effective, personalised formative assessment. This is made possible by a variety of assessment types to engage a number of approaches to learning. In the feedback to each unit of work students are marked against a level specific marking grid and are given advice on their strengths and areas for improvement. Such advice should then be fed into their subsequent assignments to form a gradual building of knowledge, rigor and application.

Assessments will help you to reflect on practice, and application to the workplace. This course aims to provide a range of assessment methods to support the diverse needs of all learners. Assessments include essays, case studies, portfolios, presentations, reflections on work-based learning. The assignments will build directly on the teaching sessions and you will be supported by lecturers to develop your individual assignment through tutorials and in class activities. Developmental assessment opportunities are offered in the form of peer assessment and individual/group tutorials. Substantial guidance is provided on how to complete the assignments on the university virtual learning environment (BREO) and in assessment handbooks, workshops, seminars and assessment Briefs.

Throughout the course you will be able to use your workplace setting as a source of information and context for assessments and be able to undertake research that will contribute to other assessments

How to apply

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 X363
Institution code B22
Campus name Bedford Campus
Campus code H

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 - 56 points
A level CE - CD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP - MPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 - 56 UCAS tariff points
Scottish Higher 48 - 56 UCAS tariff points

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,350 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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University of Bedfordshire
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0300 3300 073