Visually Impaired Learners
This specialist pathway is designed for teachers who wish to gain the competencies for qualified teachers of visually impaired children.
Students on this pathway will gain the competencies agreed by the Scottish Government for teaching visually impaired children. The Scottish Association for Visual Impairment Education (SAVIE) has endorsed this award and supports the way it acts as a professional qualification.
The English National College has awarded the programme team the right to provide a pathway for teachers of visually impaired teachers working to gain the English competencies.
A Postgraduate Diploma is made up of 120 credits. To earn a Postgraduate Diploma with this specialism, you will take the following compulsory and option courses:
- Assessing Pupils/Students with Visual Impairment (20 credits)
- Cerebral Visual Impairment (20 credits)
- Issues & Strategies for Teaching & Learning (Visual Impairment) (20 credits)
- Inclusion of Children with Visual Impairment: Policy & Practice (20 credits)
- Placement (inclusion of pupils with visual impairment) (10 credits)
- Sources of Knowledge (10 credits)
Students will take an additional 20 credits of option courses. Option courses change every year but have previously included:
- Inclusive Pedagogy (20 credits)
If you are interested in taking the Postgraduate Diploma Inclusive Education (Visually Impaired Learners), please get in touch.
Visit the University’s Degree Finder for detailed entry requirements, fees, international grade equivalency, language requirements and to apply.