Teachers of Children and Young People with Multi-Sensory Impairment (Deafblindness)
Applicants are normally required to have a first degree or diplomas or five years of relevant professional experience, training or other relevant qualifications.
In addition to the general entry requirements, applicants should have:
- Department for Education (DfE) Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teaching and Learning Skills (QTLS) status or equivalent;
- normally, a minimum of three years’ teaching experience;
- mentor support from a qualified teacher of children with multi-sensory impairment (Deafblidnness);
- either paid employment, or a formalised volunteer role with a view to employment as a teacher of children with multi-sensory impairment (Deaflbindness), in a capacity that involves regular and ongoing teaching of children and young people with vision impairments throughout the duration of the two year programme.
Please note that for enrolment onto this course, Early Years Teaching Status does NOT count as qualified teacher status (QTS).
Programme staff will discuss the course with all suitable candidates.
Months of entry
Our programmes in Multi-Sensory Impairment (Deafblindness) provide opportunities for professional development for those who want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with multi-Sensory Impairment (Deafblindness).
Approved by the Department of Education and designed to fit around busy working lives, the PGDip / MA Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Multi-Sensory Impairment (Deafblindness) are blended learning programmes that enable qualified teachers (QTS or QTLS) to gain specialist skills and knowledge that make a difference to children and the adults who support them in the classroom. You will be able to work through online learning materials at your own pace and will be supported by both online tutorials and live lectures. There will also be two face to face study weekends that you must attend if you wish to gain the mandatory qualification.
Please note: an alternative course (MA Education of Learners with Multi-Sensory Impairment/Deafblindness) is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people with multi-sensory impairments who do not wish, or are not eligible, to obtain QTMSI (qualified teacher of the deaf) status.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
- full time12 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0)121 414 4873