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Award in Facilitating and Adapting Education for Students with Diverse Needs

Course Duration:  10 weeks

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This course is intended to give our students the necessary competencies to become professional Supply Learning Support Educators. This qualification will provide the skills and theoretical knowledge needed to work with children with diverse needs. Our students will learn all about child development, the dynamics of various disabilities, the spectrum of learning difficulties and pedagogical strategies.



Overall Competences


During this course, our students will gain the necessary knowledge to work with children with different needs in a professional manner.

Our students will:

  1. Become more aware of children's diverse needs and how they affect the learning process.

  2. Be exposed to best practices (evidence-based practices) when it comes to educating children with diverse needs.

  3. Learn the necessary skills to create an inclusive class environment.

  4. Learn all about the LSE’s responsibilities, especially when it comes to collaborating with other education professionals. 

  5. Learn how to use AAC devices to teach the children in their care.
     

Modules

The Principles of Inclusive Education and Curriculum (Universal Design)

Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development

Psychology of Learning I

Working in a Team as a Professional

Understanding Diverse Needs

Understanding MAPs & IEPs

Practical in Supportive Work in the Classroom


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Course Description: Award in Education
Overall Competences: Our students will become more aware of children's diverse needs and how they affect the learning process; be exposed to best practices (evidence-based practices) when it comes to educating children with diverse needs; learn the necessary skills to create an inclusive class environment; learn all about the LSE’s responsibilities, especially when it comes to collaborating with other education professionals & learn how to use AAC devices to teach the children in their care.
ECTS: 16 Duration: 10-12 weeks
MQF Level: 4 Price: 400 Euro (Maltese Citizens and Residents Only) Hrs/week: More info will be provided on the timetable
Awarding Body: Malta Leadership Institute Accredited Country: Malta Accreditation Body: NCFHE
Entry Requirements: 1. Matsec level in English, Maltese, Maths and a fourth (4th) subject or equivalent (such as ECDL) or a proficiency test equivalent to Matsec in the three subject areas (MQF Level 3) – (all minimum Grade 5) 2. Advanced Matriculation Level (minimum grade E) (MQF level 4) or equivalent including VET qualifications 3. Presently working as a Supply for the duration of the course or has worked or intends to work as an Supply/LSE in the near future (for placement purposes, the latter student would need to find a voluntary placement) 4. Exception: For non-native English speakers, they will be exempted from Maltese; however, they need to present another subject at the same level. Moreover, if they do not have an ‘O’ Level in English, they would need to present an English certificate in TOEFL or IELTS.
Lecturers: Jesmond Friggieri (& other lecturers)
Blended: Yes (blended assessment)
Module: Modules listed above Description: This course is intended to give our students the necessary competencies to become professional Supply Learning Support Educators. (LSE1) Type of Assessment: Blended Length: 10-12 weeks
Progression: Certificate in Education (MQF Level 5) Diploma in Education (MQF Level 5) Bachelor in Education (MQF Level 6)
Exit Points: 16 ECTS
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