Teacher for the sensory impaired apprenticeship

Work with young people who have either deafness, vision impairment, or multi-sensory impairment.

The teacher for the sensory impaired apprenticeship involves working with children and young people with sensory impairment such as deafness, vision impairment, and multi-sensory impairment. Some young people you’ll work with may have additional or complex needs. You could be placed in different settings including family homes, mainstream or special educations schools, or third sector organisations like charities. During the teacher for the sensory impaired apprenticeship, your main job will be to help young people learn, be independent, and be an active part of their community. You’ll work with families and range of professionals – including medical professionals, social workers, and therapists – to make sure they get the support they need. You’ll develop specialist expertise, knowledge and skills to do this. To succeed in this role, you’ll need to be a confident and motivational teacher. You should be able to work independently without much supervision, follow safeguarding protocols, and have a patient and calm demeanour. Upon completion, you’ll earn a post-graduate diploma for specialist teachers. 


Duration: 24 months  

Relevant school subjects: English, Languages 

Entry requirements for the teacher for the sensory impaired apprenticeship: Varies by employer, but likely a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification. 

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Higher)—equivalent to a master’s degree  

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk 

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