Master in Counselling Children and Young People - Master en Aseroramiento de Niños y Jóvenes
This two-year distance education programme is open to teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, seeking the Mandatory Qualification (MQ) for specialist teachers of children and young people with visual impairment. An alternative programme (Education of Children and Young People with Visual Impairment) is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people with visual impairment who are not seeking the MQ.
Applicants are normally required to have a first degree or diplomas or five years of relevant professional experience, training or other relevant qualifications. Please refer to the School of Education entry requirements webpage for general entry requirements. In addition, it is a requirement that applicants are teachers with DfE Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent) and will normally have a minimum of three years teaching experience. They must also demonstrate that they will have access to children and young people with visual impairment throughout the duration of the programme.
Applicants who are not currently working with children and young people with vision impairment may be required to undertake a programme of visits as directed by the programme tutors, and/ or to align themselves to an appropriate school or service prior to commencing their studies.
We accept a range of qualifications.
English language support
Birmingham International Academy (BIA) provides free English language services to international students who are currently studying on undergraduate or postgraduate courses at the University of Birmingham. Services include Open-access English classes, online self-assessment, online materials through CANVAS, email answers to quick questions and individual one to one tutorials.
This distance learning course is aimed at teachers with Qualified Teacher Status who work with children and young people with a visual impairment.
Assessment of Children and Young People with Visual Impairment: Understanding and Meeting Individual Needs
Inclusion of Children and Young People with Visual Impairment: Policy and Practice
Curriculum Access for Children and Young People with Visual Impairment
Social and Emotional Development in Children and Young People with Visual Impairment
Special Studies in Education
Effective Teaching of Children and Young People with Visual Impairment
Practitioner Inquiry in Education (PIE) MEd only
On successful completion of the programme students will be awarded a PG Diploma (Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Visual Impairment). This award is recognised by the NCTL as meeting the requirements for the mandatory qualification for specialist teachers of children and young people with visually impairment.