Qualifications provision for 14-19 year olds with Special Educational Needs

The Department of Education (DE) is particularly keen to ensure that all 14-19 learners have an opportunity to engage with the Entitlement Framework. To this end CCEA in its advisory role has been commissioned to undertake a project to look at suitable qualification provision and recognition for learners with special educational needs (SEN) aged 14-19. This 2 year project will commence in September 2011 with participating schools designing appropriate learning programmes using regulated qualifications at Entry Level and Level 1.

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Special Educational Needs ConferenceTue, 07 June 2011





Project aim and objectives

Aim

  • to assess the suitability of QCF qualifications provision in supporting access to qualifications for SEN learners aged 14-19

Objectives

  • Establish how effective QCF ‘learning programmes’ would be in certifying the achievements of SEN learners
  • Promote joint DE/DEL statement of ensuring a co-ordinated programme of provision for 14-19 year olds
  • Make recommendations to DE on additional requirements/support required

As a result of this two year project DE set out Entitlement Framework Guidance for Special Schools and Learning Support Centres, which sets out the context and the focus for curricular planning for pupils in such settings in order to meet the requirements of the Entitlement Framework. It should be used to inform the range of accredited courses offered to pupils at Key Stage 4 and post-16 to support their progression in life, education and employment.

Entitlement Framework Guidance for Special Schools and Learning Support CentresPDF 1.05mb

Entitlement Framework Guidance for Special Schools and Learning Support Centres (Irish Version)PDF 1.07mb