Masters | Postgraduate Course - Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment PG Dip Course Details within Liverpool John Moores University

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Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment PG Dip

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PgDip: 2 years part-time

Embark on this mandatory qualification for Teachers of Visually Impaired Learners, delivered at St. Vincent’s School, Liverpool in collaboration with LJMU.
•Discover this programme designed by practitioners for practitioners
•Study over two years on a distance learning basis
•Explore 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.
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.

Module details

Course modules

Discover the building blocks of your programme

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.

The programme consists of six core modules, which all students will study.

Year 1:
•7501QTVI The Visually Impaired Learner (20 credits)
•7502QTVI Policy Frameworks for Visually Impaired Learners (20 credits)
•7503QTVI Developing an Accessible Curriculum (20 credits)

Year 2:
•7504QTVI Developing Teaching Practice (20 credits)
•7505QTVI Support Systems for Visually Impaired Learners (20 credits)
•7506QTVI Researching Professional Practice (20 credits)

Core Modules
The Visually Impaired Learner
Policy Frameworks for Visually Impaired Learners
Developing an Accessible Curriculum
Developing Teaching Practice
Support Systems for Visually Impaired Learners
Researching Professional Practice

Entry Requirements

You will need:
•an Honours degree (or its equivalent) in any subject
•Qualified Teacher Status
•current employment as an educational practitioner working with visually impaired learners

Additional information
• IELTS score of at least 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each component)