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Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments - MEd


Online University of Birmingham    School of Education

September PGDip, Other 2-3 years part time distance learning

About the course

The University of Birmingham's PGDip/MEd in Education of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments is a two-year distance education programme that prepares teachers for the Mandatory Qualification (MQ) in vision impairments. The program includes an assessed braille component, teaching placement, and visits to specialist provision. Upon successful completion, graduates will be awarded a PG Diploma from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

This two-year distance education programme is open to teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, seeking the Mandatory Qualification (MQ) for specialist teachers of children and young people with vision impairments.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a first degree or diplomas or five years of relevant professional experience, training or other relevant qualifications.

In addition to the general entry requirements, applicants should have:

- Department for Education (DfE) Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent;
- normally, a minimum of three years’ teaching experience;
- mentor support from a qualified teacher of vision impairments (QTVI);
- either paid employment, or a formalised volunteer role with a view to employment as a QTVI


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