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Inclusive Practice

Please note the entry requirements stated for this course are indicative. The entry requirements for 2019 will be published by September 2018.

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:
Adele Gardner
Key fact:
This work-related degree course enhances your abilities as a professional working with people with learning difficulties and disabilities in education and the community.

Page last updated 6 March 2018


Why study inclusive practice?

If you work with people with learning difficulties or disabilities in education or the community, studying inclusive practice is your next step.

Studying while you work is beneficial because you can relate your learning to workplace situations and experiences, enhancing your professional practice.

It also helps you get up-to-date with current topics including the new SEND, EHCP's and legislation and disability policies.

Why UWE Bristol?

FDA Inclusive Practice allows you to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence while studying one day a week during term time at University Centre Weston.

You'll work individually and in teams on assignments, giving short presentations and engaging in practical activities. Learn education and disability policy, look at ways of supporting people with autistic spectrum conditions and learn how to manage challenging behaviour.

Specialise in areas including autism spectrum and BESD (behavioural, emotional and social difficulties).

Meet other professionals in your field, increase your confidence and understanding and gain a respected higher education qualification.

Your learning will be directly related to your work, allowing you to draw on your own experience and enriching your career.

Where can it take me?

You may be able to progress to one of our honours degrees, such as BA (Hons) Education in Professional Practice.

Alternatively, you could go straight into a variety of careers working with people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. It could also help you progress to more senior roles in your current workplace.

Watch: The learning and teaching experience



The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

You will study:

  • Contributing to the Support of People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • The Voice of the Learner
  • Thinking and Learning
  • Positive Interaction with Learners.       

Year two

You will study:

  • Issues of Mental Health and Inclusive Practice
  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Communication Skills
  • Inclusive Professional Practice

Plus one optional module from:

  • Independent Study
  • Independent Study (Presentation)
  • Indepdendent 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

Learn in a variety of ways, including through formal lectures, group seminars and practical work.

The social model of disability and the principles of equality and diversity and safeguarding underpin the whole ethos of this course.

To find out more, see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

You'll have eight hours of class-based study each week. You'll also need to arrange individual study skills sessions, guided learning time and tutorials to fit your schedule.


You'll be assessed through assignments, practical work and presentations.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.



Students who get work experience tend to graduate with better degrees. Experience also hones your skills, industry knowledge and professional network, making you a sought after graduate.

The course is directly linked to the workplace and you'll gain credits by completing tasks at work.

You must be working with people with learning difficulties or disabilities in the education sector or in the community for a minimum of 16 hours a week this can include voluntary work. You must also work in our catchment area - get in touch with us to find out more.

Study facilities

You'll be based at University Centre Weston, just a few minutes' walk from Weston-super-Mare town centre. The University Centre has recently been extensively refurbished to provide high-quality facilities for our students on work-related courses, and we're continuing to invest in this excellent venue for study.

Take a virtual campus tour and have a look around.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.


Careers / Further study

Once you've completed this course, you could take a one-year top-up that leads to a full honours degree, like our BA(Hons) Education in Professional Practice, while continuing to work in an educational or community setting.

Or you could use this course as a foundation for career progression to more senior 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.

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and help find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our Employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.

See also:

Prospects - careers in teaching and education


Supplementary fee information

Additional costs are for items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Learn more about costs


Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 48
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent.
  • 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.

Entry requirements

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

Read more about undergraduate applications.

For further information


University Centre Weston

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