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Teaching and Learning in the Further Education and Skills Sector

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

This 24-30 hours (FHEQ4, 10 credit) Programme of Study is designed to introduce teachers and support practitioners to theories and strategies in relation to teaching disabled learners in the FE and skills sector and to support them with planning, delivery, assessment and critical evaluation within this context. The programme is targeted at practitioners who are working with learners with disabilities; it will provide you with the underpinning skills and knowledge to be able to plan, deliver, assess and review learning in this context. You should have a good level of English.

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Starts To register your interest in this course please contact us.
Qualification 10 credits at FHEQ Level 4
Entry requirements

No formal qualifications; however, applicants should be working in a support setting and need to have a good level of English.

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (speaking and listening at 7.0) with no other component below 6.0.

Length 30 hours (flexible delivery models available - either 4 full days or 8 half days)
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Cost £350

Course content

The programme of study will focus on the following:

  • Factors influencing inclusive practice for disabled learners
  • Theories and research which inform the learning and teaching of disabled young people and adults
  • The impact of specific impairments including medical and social models of disability, on teaching, learning and assessment
  • Planning inclusive learning and teaching for disabled learners
  • Inclusive learning and teaching approaches in delivery
  • Critical evaluation to improve own practice


Assessment of knowledge and competence is gathered by completion of an essay which focuses on factors that influences inclusive teaching, learning and assessment of disabled learners (1000 words) and a critical summary of impact on practice, following a peer observation (1000 words).



Elizabeth White, Programme Lead