Course commencing on 31.10.2023
Applications are being accepted till 15.10.2023.
Schedule available on request. Please send us an email on [email protected]
MCAST invites applications from Supply Learning Support Educators in possession of their MCAST Award in Inclusive Education (or equivalent certificate of competence) who would like to upgrade their professional knowledge through the Certificate in Inclusive Education course.
Eligibility is restricted to Supply LSE’s (in employment) who are in possession of the 10-week compulsory course (Certificate of Attendance Course, Supporting Students with Individual Educational Needs) organised by the SSD, or the MCAST Award in Inclusive Education, or an equivalent certificate of competence to the MCAST Award in Inclusive Education. This course is intended to consolidate and upgrade the skills, knowledge and competences attained so far.
Successful completion of this course paves the way for successive Inclusive Education Courses leading up to the Degree in Inclusive Education through a modular design, approach and delivery specifically targeted for mature students.
The duration of this programme of study is of 150 contact hours. This excludes further hours of self-study and research which form an integral part of the course. The 150 guided hours also exclude a work-placement period of 4 weeks, which is mandatory. Unless otherwise stated/announced, Training will be held On-Line in the evenings via an On-Line platform, details of which will be made available to all candidates in good time before the start of any programme, with sessions being delivered typically twice a week for a period of 20 weeks circa, with each session being 3½ hours long. Successful candidates will be awarded the MCAST Certificate in Inclusive Education at the end of the course. A minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory.
Teaching and learning approaches:
This course encourages active and collaborative learning to enhance and complement students already engaged as LSEs. Lecturers seek to support the engagement of students with material covered during lectures. This course promotes discussions and the creation of a learning community. Through their practical placement students are encouraged to reflect, analyse and evaluate theoretical knowledge gained during lectures into attitudes and skills.
The assessment of MCAST courses is continuous in nature using a variety of assessment tools including written assignments, presentations, group work and time constrained assignments (TCA). This assessment is based on criteria and thus lecturers are required to assess learners’ work against a pre-determined set of Learning Outcomes and assessment criteria.
Pass rates: The pass mark is set at 50% for all units.
Programme Learning Outcomes
At the end of the programme the learner will be able to:
Official Jobsplus History of Employment attesting applicant is currently employed as a Learning Support Educator. (Persons who are changing jobs or in possession of a clear job-offer/commitment may submit respective documentation in hand for evaluation)
Certificate of the Award in Inclusive Education (K/A the 10-week course) or equivalent.