Taught course

Collaborative Working: Education and Therapy

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Centre for Academic Practice

Entry requirements

Relevant professional or practical experience is essential. Successful completion of a relevant degree or an equivalent qualification will normally be required. It is possible for candidates with alternative qualifications and appropriate relevant professional experience to be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are an education or allied health professional who works with children and young people, this course may be of interest. It will you equip you to support children or young people with additional support needs/ special educational needs to access the curriculum and participate in school life through enhanced collaborative working.
On this course, you will:

engage with contemporary inclusive learning issues, related legislative frameworks and policy, and relate these to

learn to critique and implement evidence- based approaches and strategies to facilitate pupils participation and
achievement in the curriculum and school life, and

have the opportunity to identify and advance practice in collaborative working and inclusive learning in schools though a work-based project.

In the context of this course, pupil/s are defined as children or young people who are attending school (this can be within early years, primary or secondary school, mainstream or in special school settings). These pupils have additional support needs, which are currently, or could be in the future, supported by the direct or indirect assistance of education and therapy staff working collaboratively. Additional support needs or special educational needs could include challenges in the areas of:

attention and concentration;

motor skills;

organisational skills;

social, emotional and behavioural;

verbal and non-verbal communication and

complex needs.

Critical evaluations of collaborative practice issues in relation to inclusive learning are central to the course. You will also have the opportunity to identify and advance practice in collaborative working and inclusive learning in schools though development of a proposal for a work-based project. This course supports continuing professional development of both those working with children and young people in an educational setting and allied health professionals through gaining postgraduate level credit.

Information for international students

Uk Honours Degree equivilant with an IELTS test score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.

Fees and funding

UK students
£550 per 15 credit module

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-48 months

Course contact details

Cathleen Hunter
+44 (0) 131 474 0000