Taught course

Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People)

UCL - University College London · Psychology and Human Development

Entry requirements

First degree or a minimum qualification equivalent to QCF Level 4 plus extensive relevant work experience. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS or a pass to the required standard in the Institute of Education's pre-sessional English (PASHE) course are accepted. If taking IELTS, applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight – Children and Young People Grad Dip will enable students to support, plan, carry out, supervise and evaluate the development of children’s and young people’s (from birth to age 25) habilitation skills in home, educational and public settings and during periods of transition, encouraging students to become a reflective practitioner.

This programme has been matched against the National Occupational Standards for Sensory Services of the CWDC (2009) and has been developed with the support of the DCSF, RNIB and Mobility Specialists in Education (MISE).

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma, followed by a probationary year, is a registration requirement of the UK Habilitation Professional Body, ‘Habilitation VI UK’ (http://mise.org.uk).

Introductory Braille sessions are available for those not already qualified.

Part-time: 2 years;

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


Both face-to-face and virtual learning environment elements will inform the pattern of teaching on the programme. It is assessed by written assessments, coursework assignments, practical skill assessments, skill observations, placements, presentations and a portfolio which is matched against the Quality Standards for Habilitation Work with Children and Young People (2011).

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214