Taught course

Habilitation Work – Working With Children And Young People – Top Up Degree

Institution
Birmingham City University · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
BSc

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Entry requirements

The key entry requirement for the BSc (Hons) programmes will be the attainment of level 4 and 5 qualifications in Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment).

Candidates must hold one of the following
  • Foundation Degree in Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) – 240 credits with 120 at level 5
  • Diploma in Higher Education in Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairment) – 240 credits with 120 at level 5
  • Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care in Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairment) – 240 credits with 120 at level 5
For those students who do not hold one of the above but have evidence of a level 4 certificate: for example:
  • Rehabilitation Officer Certificate
  • Mobility Instructor and Technical Officer Certificates
you will be required to submit a CPD portfolio (worth up to 60 credits) and successfully complete the level 5 (15 credit) module ‘APL/Advanced Writing Skills’ module with an associated profile of experiential learning worth up to 45 credits in advance of an offer being made.
All prospective candidates should have good working knowledge of Grade 2 Braille (equivalent of Lesson 22 in the RNIB Braille Primer). Students who need to upgrade their Braille knowledge to encompass Unified English Braille will find supportive learning and teaching resources available on the Birmingham City University Moodle pages.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Habilitation workers are specialists in the practical and emotional aspects of visual impairment for children and young people. This BSc (Hons) Habilitation Work course is designed to provide rehabilitation workers with the knowledge and skills to enable children and young people to become as independent as possible, in relation to practical life skills.

Birmingham City University is currently the only university to offer a Habilitation programme to qualified Rehabilitation Workers in the United Kingdom.
Working with children and young people differs greatly from working with adults with a visual impairment, as they are generally learning skills for the first time, not re-learning a task that they already know and understand.
You will explore key issues of child development, in relation to understanding the medical and functional implications of children growing up with a visual impairment.

Information for international students

This course is not open to International students.

Fees and funding

UK students
TBC
International students
TBC

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • BSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595