University of East London

Course Introduction

The 2015 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (DfE/DoH) specifies that all teachers must be seen as teachers of pupils with SEN and take responsibility for the progress of all learners in their class.

With an estimated 1.1 per cent of the population diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and an increased focus on inclusion, this course allows you to develop your knowledge and understanding of pupils with ASC.

This is a new and innovative postgraduate course that will enable you to study and research current, relevant issues concerning autism spectrum conditions and to develop knowledge of inclusive pedagogy and practice.

It is suitable for teachers and allied professionals working within educational settings who wish to deepen and extend their knowledge of ASC and inclusion.

This course will help you to develop the skills to reflect critically on your own practice and current research. It will enable you to contribute to school development and strategic vision concerning ASC.

Course Modules

Due to the practical nature of the programme there are no examinations. The Postgraduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Conditions and Learning is assessed by coursework.

Each module assessment will typically be a single submission portfolio of 5,000 words or equivalent.

Assessment tasks will involve critical reflection, professional work'based tasks and critical engagement with research and current thinking in ASC.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £1,090 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £2,080 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2:2 honours. It is recommended that applicants are able to spend some time each week in an educational setting, on a paid or voluntary basis in order to gain maximum benefit from the practice based focus of learning and assessment on this programme. English language requirements: Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, reading and listening (or recognised equivalent).