This course is ideal if you are considering a career in special educational needs (SEND) and wish to start studying for the necessary qualifications.
This course is ideal if you wish to study a higher education course in special education needs e.g. Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Studies BA (Hons) but do not possess the required entry qualifications and skills.
Access programmes entail 13 hours of direct contact time in addition to a minimum of 13 hours independent study.
Following successful completion of this Diploma you will be able to progress onto higher education courses in special education needs, teaching or social studies.
At least one GCSE in either English Language or Maths at C or Grade 4 or above or equivalent (Functional Skills Level 2) – Evidence of this will be required during the application cycle.
Ideally you will have both. However, you may work towards the one that you do not have whilst studying with us.
Many universities require GCSE Maths and English rather than an equivalent. It is your responsibility to begin checking which qualifications you require with the university or college you wish to progress to.
As part of the interview process, as well as showing suitability through a verbal interview you will need to complete a short computer-based assessment in Maths and English to show that you are currently working to a minimum of level 1.
Applying for a course is simple:
If you have any questions, a course adviser is here to help you.