If you are keen to become a teacher and work with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, our 1-year PGCE SEND programme is the perfect course for you!
This programme, in partnership with Chadsgrove Training School, offers an opportunity to qualify as a Primary teacher. You will develop enhanced skills to become a knowledgeable and expert teacher of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
The course integrates teaching sessions at the university with school-based training and placements, where you will gain excellent teaching experience. You will be given placement experience in both mainstream and special schools, enabling you to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with expertise in SEND.
As part of your Primary ITE programme, you will complete two intensive training and practice modules (ITAPs). ITAPs are an opportunity for you to focus on a particular strand of primary teaching for a week of intensive training, with opportunities for feedback on individual teaching. The focus of the four weeks of ITAPs for all primary routes are:
- Effective instruction
- Early reading
- Adaptive teaching including for children with EAL and SEND
- Assessment and adaptive teaching
Our one-year PGCE in SEND teacher training programme leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). This incorporates 80 Masters’ level credits which may be used toward a Masters’ degree. Trainees are eligible for a loan to contribute towards the cost of tuition fees (subject to the Student Loan Company’s criteria.)
For further information on Chadsgrove School, contact Steve or Nic who can arrange a visit. Email:
If you are interested in general primary teaching, you may wish to view our PGCE Primary course page. Alternatively, if you have a grade 7/A or above in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent), you may like to train as a mathematics specialist. Information may be found on our Primary Education in Mathematics course page.
The School of Education at the University of Birmingham in the West Midlands, has a long tradition of delivering teacher training courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' three times by Ofsted inspectors which affirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training.
The School of Education and University of Birmingham is committed to equal opportunities in the access to and provision of education. For more information please see the following documents:
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