Comments about Deaf Education PGDip - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
The postgraduate diploma in Deaf Education provides training for qualified teachers who want to work within deaf education. It provides an evidence-based approach to meeting the diverse needs of deaf children. The course places a strong emphasis on translation of theory to practice. The rapid developments in audiology, and our understanding of language and communication and educational practice, make this an exciting area of study. The course has DfES/TDA approval meeting the requirements of the mandatory qualification.
Application requirements: All applicants must hold qualified teacher status or its equivalent. The course is also available to those who are qualified to work in further education.
Deaf Education PGDip
The course consists of relevant theoretical and practical teaching experience, is DfES-accredited and a TDA-recognised mandatory qualification for those who want to teach the deaf. The following course units are studied:
-Audiological management (15 credits)
-Language acquisition (15 credits)
-Language assessment (15 credits)
-Developing deaf child (15 credits)
-Curricular access (15 credits)
-Policy and practice (15 credits)
-Teaching experience - 2x4 block placements (30 credits)
Placements are arranged in consultation with individual students and are fully supervised. Students have access to state of the art audiological equipment, a full range of language assessments, the largest e-library resource in the UK and a multi-disciplinary research active team.
Students have access to student mentors (recently qualified teachers of the deaf) in addition to a personal tutor. The course enjoys close links with services and service users and seeks to ensure that a range of perspectives and philosophies are represented.
All students must attain CACDP Level I as a minimum by the end of their course of study.