Provision for Children with Developmental Disorders, Postgraduate Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
If you work with children with developmental disorders in education, health, psychology or social services or even if you’re a parent with appropriate qualifications, this programme will give you an insight into these complex disorders and how to support the children who have them.

About

  • You’ll focus on four major development disorders in children: Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder (often known as Dyspraxia), Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. You’ll consider the evidence regarding the nature, diagnosis, assessment and intervention of each disorder – including the controversies that have surrounded some of them – guided by leading researchers in the field.
  • We don’t promote any particular method of assessment or management. Instead we look at the available evidence in education, health or the home, allowing you to focus on the models that relate to your own context.
  • You’ll be taught by members of the Childhood and Youth Academic Group, which has a long-established, international reputation for research in developmental disorders. The course distils the expertise within the team and draws on research that we have conducted, funded by agencies such as the ESRC, Action Medical Research, and private and charitable UK organisations that work with children with these disorders.
  • We offer students a vibrant intellectual and academic experience. Not only will you benefit from weekly research-led teaching, but you’ll have the chance to attend seminars with leading academics, hosted by the School of Education or other departments.

Programme Structure

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time.

There are two compulsory modules on this programme.

Compulsory Modules:
  • Developmental Disorders I: Dyslexia and Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Developmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Learning and teaching
This programme is taught in evening sessions. Each module will include 12 lectures lasting two hours each. Weekly taught sessions will include lectures, discussions and group tasks so you can share knowledge and experiences with your fellow students and tutor. If you need to discuss aspects of your studies individually, the course tutor is available for one-to-one tutorials as well.
Assessment
There are no exams on this programme, and modules are assessed by coursework only. You’ll complete a 6,000 word essay for each module to demonstrate your understanding of the topics you’ve studied.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) and at least 3 years’ relevant experience. We also consider applicants with alternative experience on an individual basis.
  • We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Education admissions team.

Tuition Fee

Funding

The School of Education offers partial and full-fee scholarships available for students commencing their studies in September 2018. Find out more and how to apply on our website: www.education.leeds.ac.uk/postgraduates/taught-postgraduates/fees-and-funding

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