fbpx Micro-credential certification in Introduction to Children with Special Needs (BEd) | Africa Open Learning

This course aims to provide a foundational knowledge about children with special needs of various categories. For each category, the definition, prevalence, general characteristics and educational needs are discussed. Focus is also given to the impact of disability on families and the importance of working with them in meeting the needs of exceptional children. 

Programme Fee

Awarding Body: 

This programme is designed, delivered, assessed and awarded by SEGi University through the Africa Open Learning Platform. 

Endorsement & Recognition: 

This programme is recognized and endorsed by the Seychelles Qualifications Authority (SQA), established under the Seychelles Qualifications Authority Act of 2005. 

Entry Requirements: 
Entry Requirements - No 
Age Experience - 19 Years Above 
Language Proficiency - Yes 
Numeracy Proficiency - No 
Pre-requisites - No
  1. Concept of Children with Special Needs
  2. Factors contributing to disabilities in children
  3. Children with Learning Disabilites
  4. Children with Intellectual Disabilites
  5. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  6. Children with Sensory Disabilites (Hearing and Visual  impairment)
  7. Children with Emotional and Behavioural Disabilites
  8. Children with Physical Disabilities and Cerebral Palsy
  9. Children who are Gifted and Talented
  10. Working with families of children with special needs
  11. Transition to Adulthood

Coursework 1 - 30%
Coursework 2 - 30%
Quiz - 10%
Report - 30%

Credit Transfer: 
Upon successful completion of this Micro-credential certification in Introduction to Students With Special Needs (BEd), students will be able to transfer grades and credits into the following programme(s):
  1. Bachelor of Education (Honours)
Continuing Education: 
Upon successful completion of this Bachelor of Education (Honours) programme and meeting the necessary entry requirements, students will be able to progress into the following programme(s):
  1. Master of Education by Research
  2. Master of Education by Coursework
Career Opportunities: 

School leavers who want to get a head start before joining an academic programme or a working adults who want to upskill or learn a specific skill; work with rapidly changing technology; and/or acquire specialised skills sought after by employers.