Taught course

Education of Learners with Multisensory Impairment (Deafblindness)

University of Birmingham · School of Education

Entry requirements

  • MEd: a degree or equivalent qualification and relevant experience
  • BPhil/AdCert: usually two years of higher education or equivalent and relevant experience
  • PGDip/PGCert: a degree or equivalent qualification and relevant experience

For the Mandatory qualification you will also need Qualified Teacher Status.

Months of entry


Course content

This distance learning programme enables qualified teachers and others working in education related fields to work more effectively with learners who are deafblind (multi-sensory impaired). It is the only nationally recruiting programme leading to the GTC recognised Mandatory Qualification in Deafblindness/Multi-sensory Impairment. While many students are practising teachers working with children, others are from further education, social services, paramedical or medical specialisms, or residential work. An alternative non mandatory (Non MQ) programme is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people who are deafblind who are not seeking the MQ.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
36 months


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)121 414 4873