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FdA Foundation Degree Special Educational Needs and Disability London College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Derby


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Course summary

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This Foundation Degree has been designed for educational practitioners working with children and young people who have been identified as having a special educational need or disability (SEND).

On this Foundation degree, you will develop your study skills, engage in personal and professional development, and gain an understanding of SEND. You will also learn about working with parents, carers and caregivers, attitudes and values, and protecting children and young people with SEND. You will also explore, developmental diversities, ethics and conduct action research in a SEND context.

All students need to be employed or volunteering, for at least two days a week, within an environment, which is supporting children or young people who have been identified as having a special educational need or disability. This is a mandatory requirement for the duration of the course.

The Foundation Degree is validated by the University of Derby and will be delivered by the College in partnership with the university.

Course details


Year 1: Starting to Study; Personal and Professional Development for the SEND Practitioner; Introduction to SEND; Introduction to Developmental Diversities;
Year 2: Ethical Practice, Attitudes and Values; Protecting Children and Young People with SEND; Exploring Developmental Diversities; Supporting Learners with SEND;
Year 3: Action Research in the SEND Context; Working with Parents, Carers Caregivers in the SEND context; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Introduction to Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties.

Assessment method

You will be assessed using your work-based activities, creative presentations, essays, discussion papers, case studies, and portfolios. There are no exams.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

You will be invited to an interview to discuss your qualifications, experience and any other related information. You will need:
- 80 UCAS points from A-level or equivalent relevant qualifications such as the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support in Teaching in Schools
- to be working or doing voluntary work in the sector, with access to a suitably qualified mentor to support your professional development during the course
- five GCSEs at grades A*- C/grade 4 or above, including Maths and English or the equivalent.

All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,000 Year 1
England £4,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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London College
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680 Bath Road

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