This programme approved by the Teaching Agency (TA) for training teachers of deaf children seeking the Mandatory (MQ) qualification is offered as a distance learning course. Successful completion of this programme leads to General Teaching Council recognition as a qualified teacher of the deaf. An alternative programme is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people with hearing impairment who are not seeking the MQ.
Candidates wishing to gain recognition from the Teaching Agency as a qualified teacher of the deaf must already be qualified to teach school-aged children in England and are expected to have a minimum of two years' teaching or other appropriate professional experience. In addition: MEd: a degree or equivalent qualifications; plus a professional training programme; plus relevant experience. PGDip: a degree or equivalent qualifications