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Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments MEd/Postgraduate Diploma

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MEd - Master of Education

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    03-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

This two-year distance learning course is open to teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, seeking the Mandatory Qualification (MQ) for specialist teachers of children and young people with vision impairments.

This MQ vision impairment course has been approved by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). An alternative course (Education of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments) is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people with vision impairments who are not seeking the MQ.

  • Approximately 100 specialist teachers of children with vision impairment are trained each year, making the University of Birmingham the largest teacher training provider in the area of vision impairment in the United Kingdom.
  • The course is strongly rooted in practice and makes strong links with mainstream settings, special schools and settings, and sensory support services to help keep provision up to date and relevant to practice.

You will be required to attend University based study-weekends and regional tutorials as specified throughout the course. Details of the study weekends may be found in the Teaching and Assessment section.

On successful completion of the PG Diploma you may transfer to the MEd (Education of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments). This is usually undertaken as an additional year of study and requires completion of a research methods module (4,000 words) and a dissertation (15,000 words). An additional fee is payable for this period of study.

Employability

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a PG Diploma (Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments). This award is recognised by the NCTL as meeting the requirements for the mandatory qualification for specialist teachers of children and young people with vision impairments.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 6,480per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 84 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    142 69%

    18th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    30th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    11th

    6

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