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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Education (Additional Learning Needs/Special Educational Needs)

UCAS Code: 3B49

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Education studies

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.

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

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.

MODULES

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

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

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.

MODULES

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)

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate
289

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education and teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£12k

£12k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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