If you have an interest in childhood, families, special needs, disability and/or inclusion and its systems then this course will develop your skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts. Students will also be able to identify and understand the challenges faced when trying to adopt an inclusive approach to all aspects of life, and how they can meet and address these challenges in a positive way as members of a diverse global society.
An international perspective is taken to the degree and students will also have the opportunity to learn about how other countries support children and their families and develop inclusive practice.
Whether you are new to this area or you have experience and you are looking for career development then this course will suit you.
We offer our course, BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion, Childhood, and Family Studies PART-TIME which includes day time sessions. However if you would like to study more flexibly, for example of an evening, we offer part time Foundation Degrees in Early Years Services or Supporting Children in Primary Education at our college partners. After completing your part time Foundation degree you can then top up to a final year of a part- time BA degree course in order to gain a full honours degree.
This degree sits within an exciting range of Childhood and Family Studies courses we offer within the Institute of Education.
During this course, you will undertake University-based learning at Walsall Campus. Modules in the first year (level 4) focus on the following topics-
Studying and Researching Inclusion
The Role of Play in Childhood
Child and Young Person Development
Introduction to Disability, Diversity and Inclusion
Safeguarding and Promoting Well-being
Promoting Inclusive Practice
Students will actively engage in investigating the cultural, sociological, psychological, political and linguistic dimensions of teaching and learning.
Work experience placements are an integral part of the course and can be negotiated in a variety of settings such as schools, nurseries, community care centres, hospitals, social services, libraries and other relevant settings.
During the 2nd year of study students are invited to a ‘transition’ event designed to aid and smooth their progression from level 5 to level 6. Participants were given advice about how to prepare for their level 6 studies and module leaders were able to provide reading and other summer work to those eager to make a start. Examples of this included:
Urban Schooling: Challenging the norm' – L6 (Year Three) students hear from a variety of external speakers including teachers with over 30 years of experience and a school governor. A recent talk was looking at how schools in communities with high levels of social deprivation seek to enhance the educational development of their children.
We are proud of our long-standing tradition of research and study in Childhood, Families and Communities, Education, Special Needs and Inclusion.
You will be taught in our state-of-the-art teaching buildings at Walsall Campus, just a short walk from the heart of the town. Our provision includes: buildings which are fitted with interactive whiteboards, lecture theatres, science classrooms, as well as social learning areas and a Starbucks coffee shop.
Who will teach you on this course?
Staff members who teach you on this course are from a range of professional backgrounds including education, local authorities, social work, adult education, working with young people and Special and Inclusive Education and now work in Higher Education. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, as they all actively engage in research and writing.
The Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton has a strong focus on research and the part it plays in your study experience. All our lecturers are research active (see our profiles on the University web pages) and working on latest developments.
We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.
"On this course, it has made me aware of different challenges that may arise within my future career."
"The most inspirational module has been my research project. As I have been able to get feedback from current professionals in the subject that I was interested in."
Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion, Childhood and Family Studies degree can allow you to:
You will develop knowledge, be able to critically analyse, make judgments and evaluate key concepts, theories and principles in the area of special educational needs, disability, inclusion, childhood and family studies and research in those areas. You will also develop and consolidate a range of employability skills, including sharing information, working with and in groups, presenting information, digital literacy and critical thinking skills.
Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee.
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
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