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MEd, PGCert, PGDip Additional Support for Learning (Bilingual Learners)


Course Description

Programme Description

This programme is for English as a Second / Additional Language teachers, mainstream teachers with bilingual children in their classes and bilingual support teachers. It provides support for teachers in facilitating bilingual learners’ access to the curriculum.

Our Additional Support for Learning programmes are designed to meet the needs of practising teachers and other professionals. This programme will enhance your skills and confidence and develop your knowledge of the linguistic and cultural demands of the curriculum.

As well as increasing your ability to operate practically in the classroom, the knowledge you gain will allow you to develop your role in policy making, ensuring that bilingual learners and their families are fully included in the opportunities offered by schools

Programme structure

Your learning will be in the form of lectures, seminars, small-group discussions and skill-development sessions.

Most courses are offered in e-learning or blended learning format, combining on-campus and online study.

All the courses are studied part time, and you can select individual courses for your CPD needs, complete 60 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate, or complete 120 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma.

Career opportunities

The skills you gain with this qualification will enhance your confidence and ability to take on a wider range of roles in this area of teaching. You may also choose to continue on to an advanced research degree, e.g. an MEd or EdD.

Visit the MEd, PGCert, PGDip Additional Support for Learning (Bilingual Learners) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience.You should normally be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, and currently be working with, or have access to, pupils with English as an Additional Language.

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