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Specialist Qualification in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) Grad Dip

Specialist Qualification in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) Grad Dip

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Part time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Childcare Skills Children / Youth (Social Work)

Course type


Course Summary

The Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) trains students to become Qualified Habilitation Specialists. They will learn how to support, plan, carry out, supervise and evaluate the habilitation skills of children and young people (aged 0-25 years) with vision impairment(s) in home, public and educational settings. The programme provides students with the opportunity to benefit from our links with Habilitation VI UK (formerly MISE UK), obtaining a qualification that matches the quality standards-based registration requirements for habilitation practitioners in the UK. Students work with eminent practitioners in the field of visual impairment, gaining experience of working in a variety of habilitation settings and environments.


Graduates of this programme are currently working as Habilitation Specialists and Habilitation Assistants in local authorities for sensory services, consortia or sensory impairment services for national and local visual and sensory impairment-related charities.


Graduates of this programme work across agencies such as local authorities, schools, and charities to support and develop the habilitation (mobility, orientation and independence) of children and young people who are blind or partially sighted.


Policy and Practice in Habilitation Studies - Core
Habilitation, Professional Practices and the Service Setting: The Extended Assessed Placement - Core
Habilitation at Home, In Public Contexts and During Transitions - Core
Habilitation in Practice: Sighted Guide and Pre-Cane Skills - Core
Habilitation in Practice: Long Cane Skills - Core
Habilitation in Educational Contexts and the Extended Curriculum - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

First degree or a minimum qualification equivalent to QCF Level 4 plus extensive relevant work experience.

University information

UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury and a second campus in vibrant east London, the university is home to around 42,000 students...more