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Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Literacy / Special Needs Teaching Health Promotion

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Autism PGCert is designed to support your career progression, increase your subject knowledge and help you to make a positive difference to the autistic individuals you support and your organisation.

A flexible framework combines academic study with work-based action learning and action research, where your day-to-day professional activity informs your development through reflection and peer discussion.

The course is designed for professionals who work with children and young people who are on the autism spectrum and who wish to deepen their knowledge and develop their career progression. It will suit you whether you work in early years provision, a school, college, residential care, advisory, support or therapeutic services.

The Autism PGCert is a stand-alone qualification and its 60 credits count as one-third of a master’s degree.

Flexible work-based learning enables you to fit studying around your existing work or voluntary commitments. You will spend 10 Saturdays during the year studying at our Brighton, Falmer campus - six half day and four whole day sessions.

Teaching and mentoring is delivered by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs and advances course content.

Course structure

The PGCert is a one-year part-time programme. You will undertake three 20-credit modules combining academic study with work-based action learning and action research. Your day-to-day professional activity will shape your development through reflection and peer discussion.

The course is designed to fit in with your working patterns and runs across 10 Saturday sessions across the year – six half days and four whole days.

All our specialist PGCerts are offered at our Falmer campus subject to meeting the minimum numbers of participants. They can also be offered off site to an organisation, school or a cluster of schools.

Careers

Our Autism PGCert is suitable whether you are at the start of your career in education or you are looking to develop
in a new direction within the sector.

The course is designed to support your career progression, increase your subject knowledge and help you to make a positive difference to your organisation and autistic individuals.

Graduates of the course are well placed to take on subject development and leadership positions. Many of our graduates have taken on new roles as a result of successfully completing the course.

Modules

This module looks at the historical perspective and introduces current research on autism providing an insight into the impact it can have on the child. A variety of strategies and interventions will be considered in the light of research into good practice in autism education.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£2,568

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need a good honours degree, and experience in an education setting. All applicants are interviewed in person or by telephone.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offers over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. For students in need of additional financial support, there is a range of...more

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