This course is open for applications.
About this course
- Entry year:
- Course code:
- Tariff points:
- Education and Childhood
- University Centre Weston
- Two years
- Full time. The course involves eight hours' study on one day a week.
- Programme leader:
- Karen Lewis
- Key fact:
- Designed for those working with people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, this course allows you to continue in paid or voluntary work while you study.
Page last updated 7 March 2017
Why Inclusive Practice?
If you work with people with learning difficulties or disabilities in education or in the community, our FdA Inclusive Practice is for you. The course recently received a Beacon Award for outstanding practice in meeting the needs of professionals working in this field.
The two-year course runs on one day a week during term-time at University Centre Weston, allowing you to continue working while you study. It will enable you to meet others from similar settings, give you increased confidence and understanding, specific knowledge and skills, and a respected higher education qualification. Following successful completion, you can progress to one of our honours degrees by taking a one-year top-up course.
Why study this course?
You will work individually and in teams, writing assignments, giving short presentations and engaging in practical activities. Among wide-ranging topics, you will be introduced to education and disability policy, look at ways of supporting people with autistic spectrum conditions and learn how to manage difficult behaviour.
All tasks are work based and draw on your experience. In addition to eight hours attendance per week, you will need to allocate time for study skills and tutorials, which will be arranged to suit your circumstances.
Real-world experience is a prerequisite of this course, which is directly linked to the workplace, and credits are gained through completion of work-based tasks. You must be working with people with learning difficulties or disabilities for a minimum of 16 hours per week, although relevant voluntary work may be taken into account.
Where it can take you
On successful completion, you can progress to one of our honours degrees. For those not wishing to continue with higher education, the course provides an excellent foundation for career progression to more senior and responsible roles working with people with learning difficulties or disabilities.
Watch: The learning and teaching experience
You will study the following compulsory modules.
- Contributing to the Support of People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
- The Voice of the Learner
- Thinking and Learning
- Positive Interaction with Learners
You will study the following compulsory modules.
- Issues of Mental Health and Inclusive Practice
- Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Communication Skills
- Inclusive Professional Practice
Plus one of the following optional modules.
- Independent Study
- Independent Study (presentation)
- Independent Study (written)
The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.
Learning and Teaching
Taught sessions will take the form of formal lectures, group seminars and practical work.
For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.
In addition to the eight hours study per week, time will be required for study skills and tutorials, and this is arranged to suit participants on an individual basis.
There is also an essential requirement of guided learning time outside the taught hours allocated to the programme. This will be negotiated with course staff.
Work is assessed through a variety of methods, including assignments, practical work and presentations.
For more details see our full glossary of assessment terms.
The course is directly linked to the workplace and credits are gained through the completion of work-based tasks.
You must be working with people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in the education sector or in the community for a minimum of 16 hours a week. Voluntary work may be taken into account. You must work in our catchment area (contact the department for details).
The campus is situated just a few minutes walk from Weston-super-Mare town centre and has undergone extensive refurbishment to provide high-quality facilities for students studying UWE Bristol's work-related courses. Investment is continuing to enrich this excellent venue for study and learning.
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Careers / Further study
On successful completion, you can progress to one of our honours degrees. Your tutor will help you make the right choice for you. Many of our students go on to our BA(Hons) Education in Professional Practice while continuing to work in an educational or community setting. This one-year top-up leads to a full honours degree.
For those not wishing to continue with higher education, the course provides an excellent foundation for career progression to more senior and responsible roles in education or social care. Other possible careers include training and consultancy, learning support, youth work, local government administration, speech and play therapy, social work and day care management.
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Our careers service helps you develop your graduate employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, graduate jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurs and access to employer events.
Creating employable students
UWE Bristol places strong emphasis on employability and skills development at every level. Through work placements, volunteering, study abroad and initiatives nurturing talent and innovation, you will have opportunities to gain valuable real world experience, allowing you to graduate with diverse career opportunities and a competitive place in the job market.
Visit our Employability pages to find out about careers, employers, real world experience and what our students are doing six months after graduating.
Full time course
|Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee||7950|
|Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||994|
Supplementary fee information
The additional costs listed are those that students could reasonably expect to incur during their studies and are for items not covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, text books, travel, clothing, software or printing.
For information about funding for undergraduate courses see our funding pages.
- Tariff points: 48
- GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C or above, or Grade 4 under newly reformed GCSE grading, in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
- A-level subjects: You must have a minimum of one A Level, or equivalent. No specific subjects are required at GCE A or AS level. Points from A Level General Studies and AS Level subjects (not taken onto full A Level) can be included towards overall tariff.
- EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: A minimum of PPP from the BTEC Diploma.
- Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; no specific subjects required.
- Baccalaureate IB: 24 points.
Please read the general information about entry requirements.
All applicants will be interviewed and should provide evidence which demonstrates that they can benefit from studying this Foundation degree course and are able to achieve the required standard.
If you do not possess the relevant entry requirements, previous experience may be taken into account. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis.
How to apply
UCAS Extra: We welcome applications through UCAS Extra for this programme from 25 February until 4 July 2017. Responses to UCAS Extra applications will be given within 14 working days.
When you apply through UCAS, please ensure you quote the Campus code for University Centre Weston (E).
Please see the general information about applications.
For further information
- Email: Admissions@uwe.ac.uk
- Telephone: +44(0)117 32 83333