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Specialist Complex Needs Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) - 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 Certificate
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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you are a qualified Rehabilitation Worker for Visual Impairment and you wish to take your expertise to the next level, then this top-degree course is for you. Based at our recently extended City South Campus in Edgbaston, Birmingham, you will develop specialist techniques to enhance your current practice with adults who have a wide range of complex needs including deafblindness, dementia, mental health conditions and learning disability.

Students who have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) or equivalent can continue their studies to achieve a BSc (Hons) in Specialist Complex Needs Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment).
Your first module will concentrate on working with people who have dementia or mental health conditions. In this online module you will focus upon key strategies for working with this group. Also, you will study a range of broader topics such as mental capacity.
There is a double module dedicated to up-skill and equip you to deliver specialist assessment and service provision for working with people who are Deafblind. This module is in line with the statutory requirements outlined in the Care Act 2014 in relation to conducting specialist Deafblind assessment and service provision. You will establish competence with appropriate techniques to facilitate communication, access to information and movement, orientation and mobility. This module takes a practical approach and involves work with people who are Deafblind in teaching sessions and assessments.

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

Course contact details

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