Contact

Holy Cross University Centre
Manchester Road
Bury
Greater Manchester
BL9 9BB
0161 762 4513 or 0161 762 4529
uc@holycross.ac.uk

Education and Special Educational Needs

University: Holy Cross College is offering a range of combined honours degree that will be delivered and validated by Liverpool Hope University.

Start Date: September 2019

Duration: Three years full time.

Attendance: Maximum two evenings per week 6-9pm, for your two combined subjects, plus independent study.

Date of delivery: To be confirmed.

Mode of application: UCAS

Compulsory Events at Liverpool Hope University: All first year students are required to attend The Hope Experience, this is held at Liverpool Hope University usually in October.

Entry Criteria:
• For 2019 entry, our standard offer using the new UCAS tariff will be 96 points.
• For Access to HE applicants our standard offer is to Pass Access HE Diploma.
• An alternative entrance assessment may be possible for students who don’t meet standard entry criteria but who have other level 3 qualifications and/or experiential learning. This will be discussed by one of our Support Tutors at initial advice appointment.

Education

Our Education course takes the disciplinary approach. We give our students grounding in the core principles of the four disciplines that help us understand education: history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. In the first two years of Education, we will provide you with core knowledge in all four of the key disciplines of education. In your final year, we will encourage you to make interdisciplinary connections to aspects of education that interest you and normally allow you to narrow your focus on two disciplines of your choice. This provides you with the opportunity to specialise in the areas.

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

In SEN you will develop a critical approach to research and practice in special educational needs and disability. In year two you will apply the social model of disability to an in-depth analysis of current categories of SEN and begin to develop an understanding of the importance of ethics in researching disability. In your final year of study you will apply a critical understanding of inclusion by designing for inclusive practice. The degree is relevant to students who wish to pursue professional qualifications in the field of Education (within school and other settings), as a Teacher (following a PGCE course), working as a SEN Coordinator or as an Inclusion Support Coordinator, Behaviour Support Worker or a Learning Mentor amongst many other options.

Contact

Holy Cross University Centre
Manchester Road
Bury
Greater Manchester
BL9 9BB
0161 762 4513 or 0161 762 4529
uc@holycross.ac.uk
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