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PgDip Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment (QTVI)

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About this course

Embark on this Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Visually Impaired Learners (QTVI), delivered at St. Vincent’s School, Liverpool in collaboration with LJMU.

  • Designed by practitioners for practitioners
  • Study over two years on a distance learning basis
  • Includes six diverse Core modules including a UEB braille course
  • Take part in five residential weekends and a four week block teaching placement within a specialist or support service setting
  • Engage in work-based learning, person-centred inclusive thinking and teaching approaches designed to engage students as self-directed learners and reflective practitioners
  • Option to top-up to an MA degree by completing a 60 credit dissertation module after gaining your QTVI PgDip.

St. Vincent’s is a Specialist School for Sensory Impairments and Other Needs has been consistently rated as an ‘outstanding school’ by OFSTED in all of its school and residential provision inspections since 2008. The partnership between St. Vincent's and LJMU provides access to an environment adapted to those with visual impairment, and offers you a plethora of experience directly on site.

Training to be a Qualified Teacher of Visually Impaired Learners at St. Vincent’s School is a unique and unparalleled experience, as it is the only initial training course of its type that is delivered within the setting of a leading centre of excellence in the education of visually impaired learners.

Delivered and written by experts in the field, bringing their professional currency to the fore, this unique programme’s balance between professional practice and academic rigour stems from the relationship between Liverpool John Moores University and St Vincent’s School. You will experience practice-based learning support in schools and professional settings whilst at the same time having access to tailored support and guidance.

The MA Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment masters degree is available as a 'top-up' once you've completed the PgDip. It involves completing one 60 credit Dissertation module, which is delivered part-time over one year. The MA start month is October.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessment on this programme therefore incorporates reflective practice assignments involving, but not limited to, individual and group work tasks, presentations, essays, reports, critical reflection on professional practice accounts and action research reports.

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University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 81 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    128 64%

    25th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    9th

    31

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