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University of Gloucestershire

Education, Inclusion and Special Ed Needs

BA (Hons)
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Full Time
Course length
3 Years
Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Course overview

While you work towards this qualification, you’ll develop a broad understanding and awareness of the issues, concepts, ideas and theories that relate to education. We’ll work with you to identify your own interests in the field of inclusion and special education – supporting you to work towards your own personal career goals.

You’ll explore a range of inclusion and special educational needs issues, including specific profiles like ASD, attachment, ADHD, mental health and dyslexia. You’ll also develop your own personal values and philosophies, while debating the opportunities and challenges for inclusion.

Lectures are interactive with plenty of discussion – which is often built upon group tasks, case studies and scenarios. You’ll be encouraged to develop your own perspective on inclusion and special educational needs, as well as broader educational issues linked to social justice and sustainability.

You’ll make links between theory and practice both within the taught content and assignments, and while you’re on placement.

It’s planned that this course will be taught at UoG’s new campus in Gloucester city centre from September 2025.

The vibrant campus will be at the heart of the regeneration of Gloucester city centre. It will bring an iconic building back to life as a modern centre for teaching, learning and community partnerships, through placements, research and outreach activity, and provide cutting-edge facilities for your course.

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Entry requirements

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Don’t worry about your results. We may be able to offer you a place on this course through UCAS Clearing even if you don’t meet the entry requirements below.

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    • 96 UCAS tariff points, CCC at A levels, MMM at BTEC or a Pass (C and above) in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • In order to study this course, offer holders will need to complete a satisfactory DBS and Health Clearance check.

    • This course is available with an additional integrated foundation year. This four year option has lower entry requirements – see below – than the other study type/s available.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

      To apply for the integrated foundation year degree, select the ‘With foundation year’ option from the study types listed at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

      See course overview for more information about the interated foundation year option.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
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Sep 2024 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham X360 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 City Campus, Gloucester X360 TBC TBC
Sep 2026 City Campus, Gloucester X360 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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Our Education, Inclusion and Special Educational Needs program prepares individuals for fulfilling careers in the education sector. Graduates of this program are well-suited for positions such as Special Educational Needs Teachers, Advisors, Coordinators (SENCo), Community Education Officers, Education Consultants, Learning Mentors, and Educational Psychologists.

Students will have the opportunity to visit and work in a diverse range of educational settings, including special schools, children’s centres, assessment centres, further education colleges, and various language teaching contexts. Our strong relationships with local education providers ensure that students gain practical insights into different educational environments.

These experiences are enhanced by opportunities for placements in youth centres and pastoral support, providing a comprehensive understanding of education, inclusion, and special educational needs.

Develop professional skills

There’s a strong psychology thread running throughout the programme, where we’ll look for theories and ideas to help us understand and work with others.

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Gain real-world experience

You’ll be offered the option to engage in work placements in your second and third year, and take part in an optional placement year after year 2.

Student teacher on placement teaching primary school child


You’ll have a variety of placement opportunities with the opportunity to enhance your CV, explore the variety of employment options within the field of Special Educational Needs, and gain relevant and practical first-hand experience.

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