Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Where available, individual programme fees are linked above. For details information on fee status, policies and payment see:
On this part-time intermittent programme you are charged per course, rather than for a complete programme of study. At 2012/13 course fee rates for UK/EU students, typically an MEd would cost £5,750; a PgDip would cost £3,835; and a PgCert £1,920. However, as fees change each year, the length of time you take to complete your programme will affect the total cost.
Some courses will involve a fee in addition to the normal course fee.
Designed to meet the professional development needs of teachers working with children and young people who have a visual impairment, this programme develops skills that will allow you to work in a variety of settings, ranging from specialised contexts to mainstream school placements.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience.
You should normally be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, and currently be working with, or have access to, learners with a visual impairment, including those with additional disabilities.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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Our Additional Support for Learning programmes are designed to meet the needs of practising teachers and other professionals.
You will build on your existing skills, gaining knowledge and attitudes that you can apply in cooperation with colleagues, professionals, families and carers of learners, as well as the learners themselves.
On a more technical level, you will become familiar with the effects of a range of ocular and cerebral visual impairments and be able to apply structured observation or standardised tests to identify the thresholds of functional vision or blindness of pupils and plan and teach programmes appropriately.
Your learning will be in the form of lectures, seminars, small-group discussions and skill-development sessions.
Most courses are offered in e-learning or blended learning format, combining on-campus and online study.
All the programmes’ courses are studied part time, and you can select individual courses for your CPD needs, complete three courses for a Postgraduate Certificate, or complete six courses for a Postgraduate Diploma.
There is also the option to complete a Master of Education degree, for which you must also produce an independently researched dissertation.
Courses may include:
The skills you gain with this qualification will enhance your confidence and ability to take on more authoritative roles in this area of teaching. You may also choose to continue on to an advanced research degree.
This article was published on Jan 21, 2014