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PgDip Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment (QTVI)

PgDip Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment (QTVI)

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Teaching (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The Visually Impaired Learner module will develop knowledge and understanding of vision and visual processing, as well as the possible effects of ocular and cerebral dysfunction for learning and development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool Business School The...more