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Education - Individual Specialist Assessment SEN Special Educational Needs & Access Arrangements

This M-Level specialist option is for students who wish to develop specialist knowledge in the assessment of literacy difficulties and/or take on a role as an individual specialist assessor for examination access arrangements within their own school.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: All of the modules in this degree are completed online. Students must ensure they have suitable technology to take part fully in the sessions – a home computer, headphones and microphone, web cam and Wi-Fi speed of at least 512 kbps. Students must ensure that they have access to the relevant tests for all modules: one from each of the categories of 1) ability, 2) attainment 3) cognitive processing. Students will be required to work with a pupil one-to-one for the testing in these modules. They must ensure that they will be able to undertake this one-to-one teaching, and have access to a suitable pupil More information on test administration and details will be given by the course advisor before commencing the course.

Students who have completed a PGCE in the last 10 years, will be eligible to apply for 30 M Level credit points towards a Master's qualification. Candidates may seek accreditation for other completed school-based professional development activities. Application for credit transfer and exemption from module requirements must be made upon enrolment.

Entitlement To The Award Of Master Of Education (MED)
The award of Master of Education will be made to candidates who have successfully completed 180 points at M-level, through completion of four taught modules and a research dissertation. The degree of Master of Education may be awarded with distinction on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners. Students who have accumulated 60 points on the MEd may graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate. Students who have accumulated 120 points on the MEd may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a relevant 2:2 Honours degree or above in a related discipline, and preferably a professional teaching qualification. It is the responsibility of anyone taking this course, who is not a qualified teacher, to ensure that their qualifications meet the requirements set by JCQ to undertake the role of a Level 7 Access Arrangements Assessor. Applicants who do not meet the requirements of a 2:2 Honours degree or above in a related discipline will be considered on an individual basis, where there is evidence of relevant experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview to determine their suitability
for entry.

Further enquiries

For further information please contact:
Louise O'Sullivan
Stranmillis University College
Stranmillis Road
T: +44 (0) 28 9038 4327

Subjects taught

EDC 9097 Educational Testing
EDC 9099 Specific Literacy Difficulties, Assessment and Access Arrangements
EDC 9070 Specific Literacy Difficulties and Co-occurring Difficulties: Issues for Assessment and Intervention
EDC 7024 Research Methods
EDC 7030 Dissertation

Application date

For further information on how to apply please
Academic Registry
Stranmillis University College
Belfast BT9 5DY
Tel: ++44 (0) 28 9038 4263

Course fee

The course fee for 2018-2019 will be £917 per taught module and £1834 for dissertation (UK/ Republic of Ireland and EU students only. Additional accreditation fees apply on this pathway which are normally paid at the start of each module: EDC 9097: £300 (compulsory); EDC 9099: £600 (compulsory); and EDC9070: £900 (optional). International fees apply for international students.

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