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Foundation Degree

Special Educational Needs & Disability Career Progression Special Needs Education Teaching Professional Average wage £45,825

Who is this course for? This course is suitable for those who want to gain an in-depth understanding of theories, complex factors and contexts within special educational needs and disability (SEND). You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work placements in the areas of education, health or social care to develop your practical, professional and intellectual skills.

Course structure The foundation principle will be a blended learning approach in which a multiplicity of different techniques will be employed to ensure learning has occurred for all students. You’ll be supported and encouraged to develop your capacity to evaluate, analyse and critically engage in the field of SEND, drawing on a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment activities. At all levels, you are invited to engage in e-learning opportunities. As you progress, you’ll be expected to undertake increasing responsibility for independent self-directed study, drawing on the range of resources available to you. The whole learning programme will take place in the new multi-million pound state of the art LLDD Centre at the College’s Southgate Campus.


There will be a high degree of work based learning employed. You’ll learn through lectures, seminars and work-based activities. There are no exams, so you’ll be assessed through a range of reflective tasks, essays, creative presentations, portfolios, reports and on your practice placement.

What qualifications could I achieve? FdA Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Leaving destinations You will have two main ways of progressing:

Key Facts Full Time Duration: 2 years How to apply: Via UCAS

T P-UP Option Available

1. Advancing in your chosen vocational field as a higher qualified and better paid professional 2. Moving onto further study ie: n BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies n BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies n Education Studies (SEND pathway) n Joint Honours with Science n Health and Social Care n Applied Youth and Community Studies

For the latest information please visit, email: or call 020 8266 4000

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A summary of the higher education courses and options available at Barnet and Southgate College

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