The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long-standing reputation as a centre of excellence for programmes and research in a wide range of areas of educational practice and policy. Staff within the school have been working closely with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which is responsible for the growth and quality of education, on the development of this high-quality continuing professional development programme which leads to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert).
This part-time 60-credit PGCert Inclusion and Special Educational Needs programme has been designed to supplement professionals already working in the field. In general, this includes teachers, education advisors, special educational needs coordinators, head teachers in schools, managers of community and charitable organisations (NGOs), support workers in places such as a university or workplace disability service unit, social workers or nurses providing care for persons with disabilities, or a staff member of a Ministry of Education or Ministry of Health.
The ISEN programme is a synthesis of topics, specifically: cross-cultural disability theory, inclusive policy and evaluation, and inclusive classroom practices.
On the ISEN PgCert programme you will take three 20-credit modules over the course of 1 year:
- 1 September 2020. Online content made available
- Term 1: 21 September 2020- 22 January 2021
- Term 2: 1 Feb 2021- 25 June 2021
- Summer Term: 28 June 2021
In person sessions
- Induction: September 19, 2020
- Term 1: Weekends: 2-3 October 2020 & 4-5 December 2020
- Term 2 and Summer: TBA
- There will also be in-person supported study sessions in the evening subject to group availability
This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme, which has been approved by KHDA, will support the Ministry of Education's aim of enhancing the status of professionals in this field in the UAE and provide opportunities to share the School’s high quality provision internationally.
If you are a student or teacher and wish to receive further information and updates about this programme, please register your interest at: firstname.lastname@example.org