Masters | Postgraduate Course - Deaf Education - distance learning PG Dip Course Details within University of Leeds

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Deaf Education - distance learning PG Dip

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PgDip: 24 months distance learning

This Postgraduate Diploma provides a flexible opportunity for professional development in the area of deaf education. Less intensive than the Masters route this course allows you to qualify as a teacher of the deaf without the need for a dissertation.

Designed for individuals in work, the course allows you to learn through distance learning materials, which are supported by tutorials and regular day schools as well as two short residential stays which will allow you to learn from fellow students.

Approved by the Department for Education (DfE) to offer the Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of the Deaf, the programme integrates cutting-edge research knowledge with practitioner expertise to develop skilled, knowledgeable and critical practitioners.

Module details

Year 1

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

  • Educational Audiology 30 credits
  • Learning and Teaching in Deaf Education 30 credits

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Professional Skills: Learning, Teaching and Audiology 15 credits

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

  • Deafness and Development 30 credits
  • Policy and Practice in Deaf Education 30 credits 

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree or equivalent qualification.

You will also need:

  • a teaching qualification (QTS, QTLS, Diploma in Education and Training)
  • two years of teaching experience or experience of working with deaf children in educational settings
  • access to a school or service's audiological resources and support
  • British Sign Language CACDP/ Signature/ iBSL Level 1 or equivalent
  • access to local sign language tuition

Student Destinations

Graduates will use the knowledge and skills developed throughout this specialist teaching qualification to progress in their existing educational roles or pursue oppotunities in schools, local authority support services or clinical programmes.