Postgraduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education


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Faculty School of Education
Closing Date 20 December 2016
Intake Date 23 May 2017
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Mei : 6533 2743

Programme Director (CAE):
Ignatius : 6223 8891

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This programme has been registered and approved by CPE Singapore. Please click here for details. Committee for Private Education (CPE) is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

This programme is designed for teachers or other professionals who have an interest in increasing their knowledge and skills in the field of special needs.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education is suitable if you are:

  • interested in developing your knowledge and understanding of children and young people with special educational needs
  • working as a teacher or associated professional in mainstream education or specialised settings wishing to extend your skills and practice
  • an experienced professional or new to working with children with additional needs
  • a local or an international student

The programme offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. It focuses on the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice.

Critical exploration of current theory and research inform consideration of pedagogical approaches as well as the development of effective systems and structures for working with parents/carers and different agencies.

This programme provides high quality professional development that offers flexibility for students to pursue areas of interest and specialisms.

Advantages of studying Postgraduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education at Nottingham

The internationally respected Postgraduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education qualification supports career progression through:

  • evaluating effective approaches to supporting disabled children and young people including those with moderate to severe and complex learning difficulties and/or personal, social, emotional and behaviour difficulties
  • exploring values and beliefs, policy, legislation, multi-agency working and involvement of families and disabled children and young people
  • building confidence in your professional practice skills
  • promoting personal development through reflection and critical analysis of your own beliefs and practices
  • increasing your academic and research skills which will support future doctorate level study including, for example, a Doctorate in Education or Educational Psychology or a PhD Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators


Students need to successfully complete 180 credits. This will compose of 4 core modules, including written work, of 30 credits each.


1  Communication and Literacy (30 Credits)
2  Researching Special and Inclusive Education (30 Credits)
3 Relationships and Behaviour (30 Credits)
4 Debating Special and Inclusive Education (30 Credits)


The 4 modules are assessed via a 6000 words assignment or equivalent.


For admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education programme:

The School of Education, University of Nottingham may request an interview to further assess your eligibility for the programme.


Preview Days & Time Mondays – Fridays
*Estimated duration of the free preview is 1-hour.
Next Commencement Date
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Day Intake:
23 May 2017
Duration 12 Months (Part-Time)
Contact Hours 128 hrs
Course Fee Structure Payment to be made to
Non Refundable Application Fees Submission & Verification Fee – S$100.00
Course Fee  S$16,665.00
Total Payable before GST  S$16,765.00
GST of 7%  S$1,173.55
Total Payable after GST  S$17,938.55
Payment Mode Cash / NETS / Credit Card 1 / Cheque / In-house Instalment 2
1 Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB Credit Card Holders.
2 In-house instalments available on a case-by-case basis.
Refund terms refund table as per student contract

Disclaimer: All terms, schedules, and prices are subject to change without prior notice and at the discretion of College of Allied Educators.