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PGCE Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

PGCE Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

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Full time | Rye Hill Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Literacy / Special Needs Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

This PGCE in Learning Difficulties and Disabilities course will allow you to build on knowledge from your degree level study and develop specialist skills and knowledge in Teaching. You will have experience or knowledge of the sector through previous study, employment, voluntary work or personal experience and be able to apply it in a real context.

You will have a patient and caring nature, be understanding, and have good interpersonal skills. As part of the course you will undertake a work placement of 100 hours within a SEND setting to develop your teaching style and practice.

Once you complete this course you will be eligible to apply for QTLS which has parity of esteem with QTS.

How is the course taught?

  • Collaborative and reflective group sessions
  • Modelling of activities and techniques

How am I assessed?

  • Observations of teaching practice
  • Teaching portfolios
  • Written assignments
  • Presentations


Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training
Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
Action learning for inclusive teaching in a specialist area of disability
Wider professional practice in education and training
Understanding Theories & Frameworks for Teaching Disabled Learners

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You must hold an Honours Degree to undertake this course and be able to work academically at Level 6. Access to a placement setting to undertake at least 100 hours of teaching practice. The College can offer support with placements. Hold a Level 2 qualification in English and mathematics. If you do not hold a Level 2 in maths, this will discussed with you on application. These qualifications are required to seek QTLS after successful completion of the course. Successful completion of interview and assessment tasks.