PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD: STRATEGIES TO FACILITATE INCLUSIVE LEARNING AND WORKING
SCQF Level 9
Quality Enhancement

Course Overview
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This programme has been designed for education and training practitioners who are actively involved in the support of learners and employees.  Whether you are a subject lecturer, teacher, an access and inclusion co-ordinator, a student services manager, assistive technologist, trainer or involved in developing work colleagues/other staff, this programme provides an opportunity for continuing professional development for candidates to develop a critical understanding of the principles of equality, diversity and inclusiveness in the creation of inclusive learning and working environments.

It introduces you to the concept of developing inclusive teaching and support strategies for individuals through the effective use of assistive technologies and non-technological approaches that advance equality and widen access for all.

The principal context for this programme is the teaching and learning environment.  You will need access to a workplace where evidence to meet the learning outcomes can be generated.  The programme has been designed for education and training practitioners who are actively involved in the support of leaners and employees.

What You Will Learn
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This Professional Development Award comprises two units of learning:

Single Unit: Facilitate Inclusive Learning and Working (SCQF level 9):

  • Introduction/Understanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusiveness in context
  • Mainstreaming Equalities, Diversity and InclusivenessEvaluating the impact of current practice
  • Exploring barriers and identifying strategies for inclusive learning/working
  • Accessible materials and alternative formats
  • Strategies to support mental health
  • Literacy and study support
  • Strategies for sensory impaired students
  • Written assignment
  • Evaluative assistive and non-technological folio

 

Double Unit: Implement Inclusiveness Through Needs-Led Assessment (SCQF level 9):

  • Introduction/inclusive needs assessment
  • Remote assessing
  • Facilitating inclusive assessment of need
  • Applying effective strategies for needs assessment-reporting
  • Strategies to reduce barriers
  • Evaluating own practice
  • Needs assessment reporting
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Written assignment
  • Needs Assessment Report Folio
Placement Information
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  • No placement is included as candidates must already be working in an education and training organisation where evidence to meet the learning outcomes can be generated.
Entry Requirements
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Candidates must have access to a workplace where evidence to meet the learning outcomes can be generated.  This is likely to be an educational setting such as a college or university.

Candidates will already be employed in one of the following capacities:

  • Subject lecturer
  • Teacher
  • Access and inclusion co-ordinator
  • Student services manager
  • Assistive technologist
  • Trainer
  • Staff development practitioner
How the course is assessed
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Your success on this course is dependent on the timely completion of a range of formative assignments.  Assignments based on practice, using written/documentary evidence, oral questioning, or professional discussion is required.


Candidates will also need to provide evidence of having undertaken needs-led assessments for a minimum of 4 individuals with different needs.

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  2. The completion of a Needs Assessment Portfolio with a self-reflective log and an assistive technology and support folio is also required.  Needs Assessment Reports should be presented to a professional standard, be technically and factually accurate, using a formal structure.  Candidates must analyse information reflectively and reach sound conclusions on which to base recommendations for support and or technology.
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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  • No interview required.  Applicants should complete an Edinburgh College Application form.
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • This is a Professional Development Award designed to meet the development needs of current practitioners who wish to develop a critical understanding of the principles of equality, diversity and inclusiveness in the creation of inclusive learning and working environments.
Career Opportunities
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Candidates will already be employed in one of the following capacities:

  • Subject lecturer
  • Teacher
  • Access and inclusion co-ordinator
  • Student services manager
  • Assistive technologist
  • Trainer
  • Staff development practitioner


Candidates can move on to a person-centred needs assessment role where they can focus on completing contextualised needs assessments working within a practice focused on inclusiveness. 

Course Cost And Funding Options
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Fee: £1300 Open Learning part-time (year 1)
Start Date and Time
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Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Group A - OUTREACH - Monday 19th April at 9:00 AM (2021)
End Date
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Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 25/06/2021
Course Delivery
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