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Professional Learning: Teaching Pupils with Severe or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PGCert)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This programme provides an opportunity to develop and deepen knowledge and understanding of teaching S/PMLD. Students will examine current research in their field of interest and reflect on the range of interventions available to support the pupils’ needs.

The course encourages students to identify specific areas of ALN to research and enhance their expertise. They will engage in critical reflection on current practice and explore the evolving developments in our understanding of effective practice. They will develop the confidence to share and discuss ideas using research-informed evidence. The programme aims to establish communities of learning through collaborative projects.

Students can also exit with PGCert award.

Why choose this course

The course aims to provide practitioners/non-practitioners develop expertise in teaching pupils S/PMLD.

The programme offers an opportunity:

  • To develop practitioner-led research skills in the education of S/PMLD pupils.
  • To advance knowledge and insight into the range and diversity of provision, contributed to the advancement of their knowledge and understanding of teaching pupils with S/PMLD.
  • To establish communities and networks of practitioners/non-practitioners.
  • To build on knowledge and experience to develop innovative approaches in ALN provision.
  • To engage in discussion and exploring current theory and legislation in ALN/SEND.

Career Opportunities

This qualification will:

  • Support applications to work in Special Teaching Facilities, Special Schools and ALN careers.
  • Pathway to progression in ALN teaching.
  • Some credits could be applied to MA Education/ Doctorate in Education degree (within a 5-year time limit)

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 90 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    137 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59.0 59%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%



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