Pre-Bachelor Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

This two-year Foundation degree from the University of Kent is Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) (FdSc) comprises Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the BSc in IDD.

Important information

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Where and when

Starts Location
30 September 2016
CT2 7PE, Kent, England
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Foundation year

The course structure is fixed and there are no optional modules. Modules are taught in four-day workshops at Canterbury (Monday through to Thursday 0930-1630hrs for years one and two). The modules listed below show the structured path designed in conjunction with employers. Each year, students work with at least two children or adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Most students continue to work part-time or are seconded by their employers. We often make an employment reference a condition of entry. Each year is structured so the work in one module builds on the work of a previous module. To proceed into the following year, each module must be passed.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Academic Development
  • Supporting Participation and Independence
  • Person Centered Values and Support
  • Promoting Choice, Well-being and Communication
  • Work-based Learning in Person Centered Support

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support
  • Implementing and Evaluating Behaviour SupportPlans
  • Designing Behaviour Support Plans
  • Assessing and Understanding Challenging Behaviour
  • Work-Based Learning in Positive Behaviour Support